Information & Messages


Bear Lake PRD By Law (August 1992)


The Lake Management Project (LMP) was introduced at the annual meeting held on September 5, 2015.  The project was started in early 2016 and has a completion date in early 2018. Studies that entail frog and toad surveys have been done, historical water data has been gathered and reviewed, point intercept data has been done and there are several parts of the project that are and will be ongoing until the conclusion of the project. Other parts of the project will be concluded as the data and studies are available. There will be opportunities for residents to volunteer in the future for parts of the data collection. 

General Messages

These messages are intended for the use of new property owners and for review by the current owners.

Bear Lake Dam Operations

Bear Lake History

2023 Nuisance Beaver Removal Complete

Nuisance Beaver Removal Notice

2022-24 Bear Lake Trial Annual Drawdown

2021 Bear Lake Tri-Annual Drawdown

Bear Lake Water Quality Reports

Water & Environmental Analysis - 2024

Lake Monitoring Report - Spring 2024

Correction Bear Lake (Oneida) 9989

2300246 Bear Lake 9981

Bear Lake (Oneida) NLA 2022

WI DNR Bear Lake Water Quality

Fish Stocking

  • 2023 – 1850 large fingerling Walleye Pike were planted in Bear Lake on 9/18/2023. The fingerling Walleye were all 6’ – 9” in length. 100% were scatter planted around the lake thanks to several lake resident volunteers. A WDNR fisheries biologist was on site during this fish stocking event.
  • 2022 - 1059 Walleye were stocked in Bear Lake on 09/19/2022, 6”-9” average. 2/3 - 1/2 were distributed around the lake and the rest were released at the landing.
  • 2021 - 2142 Walleye were stocked in Bear Lake on 10/18/2021. They were a 7” average but many as large as  12"-13”
  • 2020 - 1,500 Walleye were stocked in Bear Lake in late October 2020. Consisting of 1,000 6"-9" and 500 9"-10"with many 11"
  • 2019 - 2,000 Walleye 6"-9" were stocked in October 2019


Brush Disposal - The Town of Minocqua has a burn pad for residents disposal of yard waste. see Public Works Dept.

Pets - Minocqua has a pet ordnance Minocqua code of ordinanceschapter 5

Wisconsin Lakes -

Boating Regulations -

Burn Permits -

Septic Systems, section 13.51 - (PDF document)

Shoreland Regulations - See Oneida County Planing and Zoning Dept. -

Loon with Chicks
Loon with Chicks