Rhinelander Area Lakes

Whether you are looking for an active lake for water-skiing, tubing or jet skiing, or a more peaceful lake for fishing, relaxing or canoeing, you'll find the perfect lake to suit your needs here.

Three of the Rhinelander area's most popular lakes are Clear Lake (40 acres), which is great for swimming, fishing, canoeing, and relaxing peacefully, Lake George, and Lake Thompson (432 acres and 382 acres respectfully) are excellent for water sports and fishing everything from Pan Fish and Crappie to Walleye and Muskie.

We have an abundance of lakes, rivers, and streams to enjoy, and our resorts will make your vacation a memorable experience.

Lake Thompson

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Lake Thompson covers 386 acres and has a maximum depth of 35 feet.

View Lake Thompson Contour Map

Clear Lake

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Clear Lake covers 40 acres and has a maximum depth of 24 feet. It is a quiet, private lake with a undeveloped shoreline. Clear Lake is not a motorized lake and does not have a public boat landing.

Lake George

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Lake George covers 435 acres and has maximum depth of 26 feet.

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Pelican River


The Pelican River has direct access to Lake George and offers beginner level rapids, as well as opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and fishing.  There are a number of access points.


Prevent the transport of nuisance species. Please clean all recreation equipment. Boats must be washed first before launching. Drain water from boat, motor, bilge, live wells and bait containers.

Remove any visible plants, fish or animals. Remove mud and dirt since it too may contain a hitchhiker.  Do not transport any potential hitchhiker, even back to your home. Remove and leave them at the site you visited. Eliminate all water from every conceivable item before you leave the area you are visiting.

Remove water from motors, jet drives, live wells, boat hulls, scuba tanks and regulators, boots, waders, bait buckets, seaplane floats, swimming floats. For more information, check out

If you are planning to engage in fishing or boating activities, please be sure to familiarize yourself with rules, regulations and license requirements.