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Sparkling Lake

sparkling lake iconSparkling Lake FallSparkling Lake is located within the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest, Vilas County.

It is a seepage lake with predominantly sand and gravel substrate. It has a surface area of 64 hectare, 4.3 kilometers of moderately developed shoreline and a maximum depth of 20 meters.


Lake Manipulations:

2001 - 2003 Rusty Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) removal

Catherine L Hein, Brian M Roth, Anthony R Ives, and M Jake Vander Zanden. Fish predation and trapping for rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) control: a whole-lake experiment. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences63(2): 383-393.

2002 - 2009 Smelt (Actinoperygii, Osmeridae) removal

Gaeta, J.W., Hrabik, T.R., Sass, G.G. et al. A whole-lake experiment to control invasive rainbow smelt (Actinoperygii, Osmeridae) via overharvest and a food web manipulation. Hydrobiologia 746, 433–444 (2015).

2020 Cisco (Coregonus artedi) introduction

N: 46.01580 S: 46.0024 E: -89.69450 W: -89.70450
Elevation: 495m

Current Conditions:

Updated: 2021-06-19 19:49:00
Water Temp
74.5 °F
23.6 °C
Air Temp
64.8 °F
18.2 °C
8 mph
NNE (17 deg)