Weaving through the Wisconsin/Michigan border, the Cisco Chain of Lakes is one of the largest freshwater chains in the world based on a report by the Michigan DNR. Starting with Big Africa Lake in the northernmost tip all the way down to Mamie Lake in the South end, the Cisco chain is comprised of 15 lakes spanning over 271 miles of breathtaking shoreline.
The 15 lakes comprised of the Cisco chain are:
- Cisco Lake (567 acres)
- Thousand Island Lake (1,009 acres)
- Little African Lake (31 acres)
- Big African Lake (86 acres)
- Record Lake (68 acres)
- Lindsley Lake (156 acres)
- Fishhawk Lake (77 acres)
- Morley Lake (59 acres)
- Poor Lake (106 acres)
- Indian Lake (129 acres)
- East Bay Lake (277 acres)
- Big Lake (733 acres), West Bay Lake (362 acres) crossing the Michigan/Wisconsin borderMamie Lake (337 acres) in Wisconsin.
Together these lakes total the 3,987 acres of the Cisco Chain of Lakes.
A local favorite in Land O'Lakes, Bent's Camp looks out to the gorgeous Mamie Lake on the Cisco Chain of Lakes.
If you are looking for a place to connect with nature, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the Cisco Chain are a nature lover's dream. The majority of the 271 miles of shoreline consist of private property with a multitude of beautiful lake homes and cabins scattered across the chain. With several lakes with little to no development, the area maintains as one of the most natural chains, and one can find an abundance of natural habitats remaining. The spring-fed waters make for exceptional fishing for walleye, northern pike, muskies, bass and panfish. The forests are populated with spruce, balsam, maple, birch and aspen making this area a breath of fresh air! Local wildlife include white tail deer, American bald eagles, loons, black bear, coyotes and the occasional sighting of timber wolves.
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