Town of Barnes
Town of Barnes, WI

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Area Lakes

The famous Eau Claire Chain is comprised of Upper Eau Claire, Middle Eau Claire and Lower Eau Claire Lakes, as well as eight smaller connecting lakes for a total surface area of 3,200 acres of the finest fishing waters.

Scenic boat trips, through connecting channels and waterways via hand-operated locks, provide you with nature at its finest. Built in the late 1930's by the Federal Government and Bayfield County, these are among the few hand-operated locks left in the United States. These locks are now maintained by the Town of Barnes.

Eleven connected lakes make up the Eau Claire Chain, which are spring fed and crystal clear. Filled with Walleye, Northern, Musky, Bass and Panfish.

Name Area (acres) Max. Depth
Birch 129 8
Bony 200 43
Cranberry 131 10
Devils 23 40
Lower 776 40
Middle 804 60
Robinson 90 35
Shunenberg 44 18
Smith 31 14
Sweet 88 39
Upper 1030 90

Barnes Area Boat Landings

  • Tomahawk Park: Located on Moore Road
  • Robinson Lake: Loacted on Robinson Lake Road.
  • Pickerel Lake: Located on Pickerel Lake Road.
  • Upper Eau Claire Lake: Located on Island Road.
  • Middle Eau Claire Lake: Located off Hwy 27 between East Shore Road and South Shore Road

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Links

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3360 County Highway N, Barnes, WI 54873

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