Thunder Lake Wildlife Conservation Area

Contiguous with DNR managed land, this property contributes to the overall protection of Thunder Lake and the unique natural communities that surround it.

Natural Features

With less than an acre of upland forest, the boggy property plays a critical role in protecting water quality on Thunder Lake. This conservation area’s bog and swamp habitat are contiguous with Thunder Lake Wildlife Conservation Area.


In January of 2007, the property was gifted by an anonymous donor.

Town of three lakes, oneida County

129 Acres

Ownership: Northwoods Land Trust

Getting There

Access to the preserve is easiest by water. Park at the boat landing on the north shore of Thunder Lake. There is no entrance sign for the property. 


45.803613, -89.217721

Thunder Lake boat launch on Google Maps.


Dogs are welcome.

Hunting and Trapping are allowed according to NWLT Guidelines.


The preserve is passively managed meaning activities only occur in response to natural disasters or threats to the conservation values.


Natural plant and animal habitat; water quality; natural shoreline on a wild lake; public access; carbon storage and other nature-based services that lessen the impacts of climate change

Funding Support

This project was supported by a grant from the Caerus Foundation, John C. Bock Foundation, and several private individuals and families.

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