Wood Lake

Rib Lake, Wisconsin 54470

Wood Lake

Wood Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A loop trail in a county park partly follows the Ice Age National Scenic Trail as it rounds a quiet lake and passes through marsh and woods. An old logging camp once operated on the north side of the lake, and its remains are still visible.

Wood Lake is one of those quiet, out-of-the-way spots that grow on you. This hike’s route begins beside the clear, spring-fed lake waters, continues past an extensive beaver pond, and leads to the remnants of a historic logging camp.

In addition to the trail’s attractions, the car campground at the trailhead makes Wood Lake a great choice for families or others looking for a weekend camping spot. It’s at the end of a dead-end road, next to a non-motorized lake, and features a small playground and swimming beach."

Wood Lake Trip Reports

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Nice section of the Ice Age Trail. I walked around Woods lake out to where the trail meets the Timm's hill ski trail.

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Trail Information

Rib Lake
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
April - October
Taylor County Forestry & Parks, 224 S. Second St., Medford, 54451; (715) 748-1486; www.co.taylor.wi.us. Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2110 Main St., Cross Plains, 53528; (800) 227-0046; www.iceagetrail.org.
Local Contacts
USGS Wood Lake; Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation Taylor County segment map #58
Local Maps

Trail Log