Lake Evelyn State Natural Area

This 300-acre site contains Lake Evelyn, a soft-water seepage lake surrounded by wetlands and gently rolling forested uplands of white and red pine, and aspen. The 55-acre lake has an undeveloped shoreline and wilderness character perfect for birding. It forms the headwaters of Evelyn Creek, a tributary of the Turtle River. A floating leather-leaf bog rings the lake on the north, while the southwestern portion contains a conifer swamp.


From the intersection of U.S. Highway 51 and County Highway J in Mercer, go north on Highway 51 9.2 miles, then east on G 4.5 miles, then north on North Bass Lake Road, then immediately west on a small access road 0.1 mile to a boat landing.


  • On Water

Natural Attractions Type

  • Parks, Forests, Trails