• Ownership
    • Counties: Vilas County
    About Van Vliet Lake
    Located in Presque Isle, Wisconsin

    Van Vliet Lake is 230 acres in size and is located in Vilas County. The maximum depth of this lake is 20 feet.

    On the Water

    This lake has public boat access and is surrounded by a public park. It is also perfect for fishing. Species include musky, panfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleye.


    There are a variety of restaurants around Van Vliet Lake that locals and visitors alike love. The Outpost is the perfect place to enjoy fried fish and drinks. They are a local favorite and are only eight minutes away from the lake. Headwaters Restaurant and Tavern is also a great place to visit. The drinks and service keep the crowds coming back night after night, and they are only 20 minutes away from Van Vliet Lake.

    Golf is a popular pastime near Van Vliet Lake. The Trout Lake Golf Club offers beautiful scenery and challenging courses. This course is only 30 minutes away from the lake. Other courses include the St Germain Golf Course and Plum Lake Golf Course.

    Near Van Vliet Lake are great trails for hiking. The Winman Trails and the Lumberjack trails are both within 25 minutes of the lake and offer exciting scenery and an enjoyable time in nature. Visitors can also explore the Snowmobile Hall of Fame, which is 45 minutes from Van Vliet Lake. The North Lakeland Discovery Center is also a major draw; children and grownups love looking at nature's animals and science. This attraction is only 15 minutes from the lake.

    Hospitals and Transportation

    The Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua is 40 minutes away from Van Vliet Lake, and the Manitowish Waters Airport is only 20 minutes away.


    Van Vliet Lake is an exciting place, do not miss your opportunity to visit and experience this lake on your next visit.