White Pines Retreat is a state licensed, professionally managed and fully insured tourist rooming house that’s located on the southwest corner of Chief Lake, which is part of the Chippewa Flowage. The house features 1,800± square feet, three bedrooms, loft, two bathrooms, large windows, sliding glass doors, porch, wrap around deck with built-in seating, 5-piece dining set and can sleep, 12 people. The landscape features a gently sloping step stone walkway that leads to a large dock that can accommodate several watercrafts. Within a few steps from the walkway, a campfire pit with seating awaits you and your guests. This house and property will allow you and your guests to rest, relax and feel like a kid again.
The Chippewa Flowage, a 15,300-acre impoundment, is located in central Sawyer County, 15 miles east of Hayward.
First filled in 1924, the "Big Chip" was created as a means to augment downstream water flow for power generation and flood control. Dotted with approximately 200 undeveloped islands, it is Wisconsin's third-largest lake and boasts a highly irregular, wooded, and generally undeveloped 233-mile shoreline.
For decades, the Flowage has been highly regarded throughout the Midwest for its spectacular natural scenery and high-quality recreation, especially fishing. Historically, the Chippewa Flowage has been considered a premier muskellunge lake and earned the reputation as the waters that produced the world record musky. It also provides some of the finest walleye fishing in Wisconsin.
The Flowage offers a fishing experience generally found only on lakes farther north in Minnesota or Canada. Its seemingly endless maze of islands, points, bays, floating bogs and channels offers visitors numerous opportunities for exploration, discovery and a feeling of wildness within the northern forest landscape.
The local topography is a mosaic of rolling hills, valleys, streams, and bogs that reflect the glacial origin of the landscape. The Flowage's shorelands are generally forested with a mixture of aspen, birch, pine, northern hardwoods, and oak. Mature aspen forests predominate but in many places longer-lived hardwoods and conifers are gradually replacing them. Almost all birds and animals that are indigenous to northern Wisconsin are found within the area and include bald eagle, osprey, and loon. Wildlife viewing opportunities enhance the attractiveness of the Flowage to visitors.
Wisconsin DNR. “Chippewa Flowage.” Chippewa Flowage – Wisconsin DNR. Last revised: Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Web. Thursday, July 28, 2016.