St. Germain
   Saint Germain is a mid sized town for the Northwoods. It has a grocery store, a fair amount of spots to dine out or grab a drink, an ice cream shop, a hardware store, etc. So it has all the essentials. There are some nice lakes located not too far from town. One of the best features of St. Germain is its location. It is 15 minutes from Eagle River and 15-25 minutes from Minocqua (depending on where you are going in the Minocqua/Woodroof/Hazelhurt area). The central location opens up a lot of options when it comes to activities, dining, drinking, and just stuff to do in general.
More information about St. Germain Below




Grocery Stores: Location:
St. Germain Sentry FoodsNorth Side
Closest Hospital:
Howard Young Medical Center - Minocqua / 18 minutes southwest

Ascension Eagle River - Eagle River / 18 minutes east
Nearby Biking/Hiking Trails:
Heart of Vilas County (St. Germain) - This is a 12.6 mile section of the 40 mile long Heart of Vilas County Trail. The paved trail runs from St. Germain east along Hwy 70 then north to the small town of Sayner. Bathroom facilities are located along the trail.

Shannon Lake Trail - This trail has loop lengths of 2.3, 3.5, and 7 miles and the difficulty ranges from beginner to intermediate. These trails are also used for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The loop goes around Shannon Lake features gently rolling terrain.

St. Germain Fat Bike Loop - Groomed trails through mature woods with level and rolling terrain. The length varies from 1.8 to 6.1 miles and this is open for fat bikes only during the winter season.

Awassa Nature Preserve and Hiking Trail - A 1 to 3.4 mile trail for biking, hiking and cross country skiing. This trail is considered to be easy/beginner level. Some parts of the trail are used as snowmobile trail during the winter.

Nearby Cross Country Skiing Trails:
Awassa Nature Preserve and Hiking Trail - See above for details.

Shannon Lake Trail - See above for details.

Nearby Paddling Routes:
No paddling routes in the immediate area, but you are only about 10 miles from the Wisconsin River which has many take in/out points.
Nearby ATV Trails:
St. Germain ATV Club Trails - The Saint Germain ATV Trail system is a large network of trails that go north and to the east of town. They connect to the Conover Trail System and give you access to hundreds of miles of trails on your atv.
Nearby Snowmobile Trails:
St. Germain Bo-Boen Club Trails - Over 100 miles of groomed trails around St. Germain. The trail system connects to other systems in the area giving you total access to all the northwoods (and Upper Michigan) have to offer.


    Distance from Town Center
Surrounding Towns:
Eagle River - Driving 15 minutes east on Hwy 70 will take you to Eagle River. Eagle River is the original vacation destination of the northwoods. It is most famous for it's 28 lake chain of lakes which is the biggest freshwater chain in the world. The town has all the modern conveniences but retains a small town mom and pop feel.

Minocqua - Driving 15 minutes west on Hwy 70 will take you into Minocqua. The "island city" is probably the most "modern" of the towns in Northern Wisconsin. There are still plenty of the older mom and pop type of businesses, but they are sprinkled in with fast food restaurants and other national box store outlets. There is a wide variety of things to do and places to visit around Minocqua and the chain of lakes that surround the town is one of the most popular ones around. Being popular, it is also the busiest chain around. The town is considered a tourist hot spot and many summer weekends you will feel like you're back in the city with all the people...well, you will if you're coming from the Lac Du Flambeau area at least!




Lake Name Access Acres Type Distance Avg Depth Clarity Chain
Lake LauraPublic628Seepage23 min20 ft19.6 ftNo
Buffalo LakePublic106Seepage11 min18 ft18 ftNo
North Nokomis LakePublic470Spring Fed13 min30 ft17 ftNo
Plum LakePublic1,108Drainage10 min20 ft16 ftNo
Moon LakePublic131Seepage9 min17 ft15.8 ftNo
Finley LakePublic108Seepage8 min8 ft13.3 ftNo
Razorback LakePublic381Seepage23 min15 ft12.7 ftNo
Little St. GermainPublic729Drainage7 min11 ft12 ftNo
Star LakePublic1,206Drainage20 min23 ft10 ftNo
Chain LakePublic201Drainage17 min12 ft9.9 ftSugar Camp
Echo LakePublic120Drainage19 min8 ft9.5 ftSugar Camp
Muskellunge LakePublic287Spring Fed50 min13 ft9.2 ftNo
Stone LakePublic178Drainage49 min9 ft9.2 ftNo
Ross LakePublic149Drainage20 min6 ft8.6 ftNo
Sand LakePublic540Drainage22 min13 ft8.2 ftSugar Camp
Ericson LakePublic46Drainage23 min8 ft8 ftNo
Dam LakePublic732Drainage9 min18 ft7.4 ftSugar Camp
Big St. Germain LakePublic1,622Drainage7 min21 ft6.9 ftNo
Pickerel LakePublic293Drainage25 min12 ft6.5 ftNo
Gilmore LakePublic314Drainage17 min9 ft6.3 ftNo
Lake ContentPublic239Seepage2 min24 ft5.7 ftNo
Lost LakePublic544Drainage6 min9 ft5.5 ftNo
Found LakePublic336Drainage8 min11 ft4.9 ftNo
Rainbow FlowagePublic3,153Drainage6 min8 ft4.8 ftRhinelander
Pickerel LakePublic736Drainage6 min9 ft3.6 ftNo
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