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Next PLP&RD Quarterly Board of Commissioner’s Meeting

Saturday, March 16, 2024    9:00 AM  PLIA Building

Proposed Legislation to Regulate Wakesurfing and Wakeboarding

We were informed by the Wisconsin Lakes Association that the State of Wisconsin is considering legislation to prohibit operation of wake boats in water less than 20 feet deep.  Post Lake has a maximum
depth of 15 feet. Please read two Action Alerts issued by Wisconsin Lakes to learn more about the proposed legislation and how you can comment on it.

ACTION ALERT:  Proposed Wakesport Bill Falls Short

ACTION ALERT:  Proposed Wakesport Bills Falls Short

Post Lake Facts

Upper and Lower Post lakes are scenic lakes located in northern Wisconsin’s in Langlade and Oneida counties. The lakes are a widening of the Wolf River divided into Upper Post Lake (765 acres) and Lower Post Lake (379 acres). The headwaters of the Wolf River is Pine Lake in Oneida county about 20 miles north of Upper Post Lake. First known inhabitants were the Sokaogon Ojibwe tribe who lived along the shores of Upper Post Lake.

Today Post Lake is a thriving community with permanent and seasonal residents. Fishing is still Post Lake’s favorite sport. There is an annual ice fishing jamboree every February. Recreational activities are popular, such as, snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter, recreational water activities during the summer months and hunting in the fall.


  • Upper Post Lake  is 765 acres with a max depth of 14 ft
  • Lower Post Lake is 379 acres with a max depth of 13 ft

Fish Found in Post Lakes:

  • Panfish (Abundant)
  • Northern Pike (Abundant)
  • Largemouth Bass (Common)
  • Muskie (Present)
  • Smallmouth Bass (Present)
  • Walleye (Present)

Things we do:

  • Aquatic Plant Harvesting
  • Aquatic Plant Management Planning and Lake Management Planning
  • Citizen Lake Monitoring
  • Dam Management
  • Maintain public piers and buoys
  • Newsletters
  • Shoreland Restoration and Protection: (Langlade County completed; Oneida County still in progress)
  • Watercraft Safety

Our lakes, our environment, our responsibility, our future.

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