After receiving a foot and a half of snow or more on April 15, we finally had temps in the 50s to 70s this past week! Just in this past week, most of our snow is gone. There’s still a couple of feet of ice on the lakes. We haven’t seen a single lake in our area open up much less think about it! Our game fish season opens May 15, and our bass season opens on May 26. Wisconsin’s opener is just a few days away on May 5. I watch Spring Creek and Mamie Lake on the south end of the Chain here, and it doesn’t look very promising for this Saturday! Mother Nature has been up to her antics! Our normal ice out on Thousand Island Lake is April 19 to 21 with most of the smaller lakes opening days before. But we know that things change quickly here in the Northwoods, and we’ll soon be in the midst of a great spring with budding forests, beautiful open waters, and the birth of all kinds of awesome wildlife babies here.
If you haven’t made plans for your get away yet this year, we would like to help. Although we know that things can change quickly and it’s best to contact us, we have the following openings this season as of May 2nd, and I don’t have confirmations on some homes yet:
Deerpath: Now till May 19; May 26 to June 2; June 23 to 30; September 16 to October 3; October 17 and on
Coyote Cove: Now till May 26; June 23 to 30; August 25 to September 5; September 9 to 27; October 4 and on
Island View: Now until May 19; May 26 to June 2; August 18 to September 8; September 22 and on
Blackhawk Point: Now until May 26; June 2 to 9; June 23 to 30; September 1 and on
Sunset View: May 12 to 26; August 19 to September 1; September 8 to September 25
Eagle View: All reserved
The easiest way to get us quickly is by phone at 906-358-4390 or cell or text at 715-360-6650. We also have pontoon, deluxe boat, and 15′ boat with 15 hp pull-start or electric-start rentals.
Thanks so much for visiting our website. We hope to see you real soon! Carole and Denver Yakel
We are located on Thousand Island Lake on the Cisco Chain in Watersmeet
in Michigan’s fantastic U. P. just four miles north of Wisconsin!
The peace and tranquility of this beautiful area will leave you feeling relaxed and happy. We invite you to enjoy our beautiful woods and waters, incredible wildlife and waterfalls, the soaring eagles and cries of the incredible loons, the clearest starry nights, the most sparkly pristine snow-covered virgin forests, and the solitude of this truly blessed area. Come and enjoy it with your family and friends and take home some wonderful memories!
The Arrows are private family-owned homes located on Thousand Island Lake on the Cisco Chain of 15 Lakes in Michigan’s fantastic Upper Peninsula. Our homes are just a few miles over the Wisconsin border. We have two deluxe executive homes that will sleep up to 15 people each. They have many wonderful amenities. Two of our homes are located at the former Indianhead Resort: a three-bedroom, one bath home with a screened-in porch and a four-bedroom, two bath home that can be rented as one unit or two separate two bedroom units. We have just taken management of two other homes on Thousand Island Lake that we don’t even have up and running on this website yet! We are now renting out Eagle View, the former owners’ home at the former Lac La Belle Resort. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. We rented this home out for years. Many improvements have been made in the past couple of years, and we are happy to have this as a rental again. We also are renting out a two bedroom, one bath cottage (Sunset View Cottage) about a mile down the shoreline. It’s almost lake level, has a sandy shoreline, and will add variety to the kinds of places we can offer. Since Eagle View wasn’t rented for some time, we have all kinds of availability there. All of our homes have many great amenities for your added comfort as well. We will also be renting out the former Bluegill Point at Lac La Belle. We will have more information soon on this two bedroom one bath remodeled mobile home right on the water. It’s a great time to make reservations now. Just let us know what time you’re looking for and we will be happy to help you with your vacation plans!
We are 12 miles southwest of Watersmeet and 15 miles northwest of Land O’ Lakes, WI. We’re 34 miles from Eagle River, WI, 300 miles north of Milwaukee, WI and 390 miles north of Chicago, IL. It’s about a 5 ½ hour drive to either the Mackinaw Bridge or Minneapolis, MN.
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THE CISCO CHAIN OF LAKES is comprised of 15 navigable lakes with 270 miles of shoreline. Thousand Island Lake is the largest of these scenic lakes and has numerous islands and bays. A day boating on the chain is a memorable one… be sure to include the smaller uninhabited lakes, too.
WALLEYES, MUSKIES (the state record musky was caught in 1980 on our lake!) large and smallmouth bass, northerns, perch, crappies, and other panfish are plentiful. Many trophy fish are taken each year. Thousand Island also contains lake trout, splake, and cisco. Explore any of the 302 lakes and 241 miles of trout streams located in Watersmeet alone.
WILDLIFE abounds here. There are many, many nesting pairs of bald eagles and loons on our chain. Deer, coyote, raccoon, red fox, bobcat, skunk, otter, beaver, muskrat, bear, porcupine, fisher, etc. are abundant in our area. Even bobcats and timberwolves reside in Sylvania (we’ve had radio-collared wolves in our yard a few times!).
We are located in the OTTAWA NATIONAL FOREST and just one mile from Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area. Sylvania is a national forest with 21,000 acres of virgin forests and 36 unspoiled lakes. This area is closed to motor boats on most lakes (and snowmobiles in the winter), but it is available to the public for canoeing, picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming, hunting (in season), and winter sports. There is a beautiful sand beach on Clark Lake which we highly recommend for swimming.
FLAMING FORESTS of colored trees brighten our area from the end of August till sometime in October. This is a wonderful time to visit the chain. The fish are biting better with the cooler waters, and fewer people are boating with school back in session. You’ll long remember the peacefulness and beauty of the chain in the fall. Late October and early November can provide some of the best fishing of the year! Terrific fall and spring discounts and super discounts.
BOWHUNTING AND SMALL GAME HUNTING are popular in the fall. Many deer, partridge, ducks, geese, and even bear are taken each year. Our gun deer season runs from November 15 to 30 each year.
ATV, UTV, SNOWMOBILE AND BIKE from your door. Our county road (Thousand Island Lake Road) is an access trail to the main snowmobile and ATV/UTV trails. You can legally ride on the right side of the road to the main trails. When the ice is safe, you can also access the snowmobile trail by sledding across the frozen lakes. You can connect up with the trail hub here that allows you to head east, west, north, and south here in Watersmeet for some of the best sledding you’ll ever have. The new bike trail includes all of Thousand Island Lake Road from the Watersmeet side to the Land O’ Lakes side and connect (continued on the next page “About Us”….