Air Conditioned Cabins

New Pillow Top Mattresses

Satelite TV
On ATV TraiL






Welcome to Cry of the Loon Resort on the beautiful Turtle Flambeau Flowage near Mercer, Wisconsin!

Cry of the Loon Resort is located on 5 acres of land with 500 feet of  water frontage. Offering 4 cabins,  private 40 ft. docks, boat  launch, 4 - Stroke Pontoons and fishing boats, motors, kayaks and canoes. Also offered at the resort are fish cleaning house and a nice sandy swimming beach. So whether you fsh, swim or hunt Cry of the Loon offers it all. We even offer quiet. Come and see and enjoy for yourself, the "Crown Jewel of the North"

The resort is a "Sleepy Hollow" type resort located on the Northwest side of the Turtle Flambeau Flowage on Lake Bastine, which is one of the original 16 lakes. With the dam approximately 2 miles to the south Cry of the Loon Resort makes for the perfect "launch pad" for your wilderness vacation. What better place to come and relax.

It was in 1926, the Turtle Flambeau Flowage was created. The damming of the Flambeau and Turtle rivers flooded 16 natural lakes which created 19,000 acres of water with 220 miles of wilderness shoreline and 195 islands. The flowage has a high number of bald eagles, osprey, common loons, also deer, bear, fisher, raccoon, beaver and otter. The fishery offers walleye, northern, bass, musky, perch and crappie. The rugged Turtle Flambeau Flowage is now under state ownership and will not fall victim to fragmented development.

The history of Iron County is rooted in resources from its Iron Mines to Logging to its many Lakes and Rivers. The remoteness of the area and its fishing and hunting resorts on these lakes and rivers was a major attraction to many in the past and still is today. In 1990 the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Recourses purchased the Turtle Flambeau Flowage. The goal of this purchase is to preserve and protect the diversity this area has to offer. Protect the wild undeveloped miles of shore line; maintain a quality fishery and enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for many years to come.

Our fun doesn't end with summer. Iron County is 70% public land, which our hunters enjoy. Fall colors can be spectacular, with fall fishing being some of the best. ATV Trails are accessible from resort without trailering.


Some Guests Comments from 2014

Ken & Audrey,

Thanks for another 2 great weeks here at Cry of the Loon. We believe this is our 17th year of coming to your peaceful paradise. You have provided our family, children, and now grandchildern with so many happy summer memories. We love your resort, your help in all matters, and the care and consideration you provide to the cabins and your guests. We appreciate the new mattresses this year... They are really cozy. Thanks for helping us with the sail boat and the tire low on air. We always look forward to our summer time at the Cry of the Loon. You're the best!

Cudahy, WI. 


PS. The fish fry was fantastic!! 


Ken & Audrey,

Thanks for keeping your camp comfortable & clean yet preserving the Northwoods Wilderness feel.

The addition of the bottom machines were a great help and we thank you for the use of those. Thank you Ken.

Audrey- Your battery portray saved the day. We used them in our navigation lights when we caught our 42 inch Musky on night two.

We look forward to our next stay at your camp.

Cleavland, OH.

Seattle, WA.

Orlando, FL.

Valparaiso, IN.

PS. One of these years we may turn on the TV..... But I dought it.


Posted on Lake Links / 2/14/15 6:15 PM CST

2/14/15 6:15 PM CST

Cry of the loon resort!!! no better way to go! been up there a few times, prices are very reasonable and the owners are a delight. I went up there fishing with a few friends and, honestly not a bad word to say about the place. my dad grew up going to fly-in fishing camps in canada and i wanted to take him somewhere within the state where he could get the same feeling, needless the say he fell in love with the place. the first half of the first day we were there, he booked the cabin for the same time the next year. check it out. They also rent boats and have their own launch. 

As far as fishing, we found the walleye and the smalls pretty thck in the submerged wood (july). With all of the campsites around the flow age, I was able to give my dad a real authentic shore lunch, his first since him and his dad did in canada. truly a wonder 

Elmhurst, IL.


Dear Ken & Audrey,

It was good to be home again. To sit outside and enjoy the lake was great. To get my pole in the water was great too.

Milwaukee, WI.


It's always a pleasure every year. Good people - good place. See you next year!

Milwaukee, WI.   


verse 1                                                                         verse 2

Great Fish Boil                                     What more to ask?

Very Little Toil                                      With an empty Flask

Generous Hosts                                    Better Weather?

4 -Slicer Toast                                      A Hat with a Feather?

New Electric                                         Can't be to soon.                                         

Not a Single Tick                                  Return to Cry of the Loon!  


See you next year!  

Cudahy, WI.    


Ken & Audrey,  

Thanks for your hospitality once again. Alwaysa great trip to the Northwoods and your help.  

Carol Stream, IL.    


I love the cozy cabins. Always a great time up north. The whole resort looks in great shape. Thanks for all you do for us.   

Cary, IL.   


Ken & Audrey,  

Great time!! See you both next year.  

East Troy, WI.