Presque Isle, Wisconsin has a couple of notable distinctions. The town claims to be the “last wilderness” in the Midwest. Additionally, Log Home Living Magazine rated Presque Isle in the top ten places to build a log home in the USA.
Presque Isle is located in Vilas County, Wisconsin near the Upper Michigan border. The population of the area is scarce and the woods are thick. This is one of my favorite areas in the Northwoods so I venture through Presque Isle every chance I get.
Vilas County has more lakes than any other county in Wisconsin. There is water in every direction. Presque Isle Lake is huge and is surrounded by other notable lakes such as Katinka, Carlin, Averill and Van Vliet Lakes. All offer great fishing. These are Muskellunge waters, the biggest and fiercest fresh water game fish in the continental US.
Presque Isle has much to offer for outdoor recreation and solitude. It is indeed a wilderness area. The lakes are lightly populated with most being gin clear. Fishing pressure is light. The wilderness setting coupled with minimum boat traffic, and the chance to catch a real trophy game fish make the Presque Isle area an excellent destination for vacationing and an even better area for planning a cottage or second home. I love our home on the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage in Iron County. But if the wife would let me relocate, Presque Isle would be where I build our next abode.