Welcome to Cry of the Loon Resort on the beautiful Turtle Flambeau Flowage near Mercer, Wisconsin!
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.
Cry of the Loon 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 natural 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.
Cry of the Loon Resort sits on 5 acres on land with 500 feet of water frontage. Offering fishing, hunting, swimming, boats, motors, kayaks, canoes, large docks, boat launch, swing set, sandy beach, fish cleaning house. So whether you swim, hunt or fish Cry of the Loon offers it all. We even offer quiet. Come and see and enjoy for yourself, the "Crown Jewel of the North.
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.
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.