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Information on noxious weeds in Bayfield and surrounding counties.


8/5/17 Annual Meeting

8/6/16 Annual Meeting

8/1/15 Annual Meeting

8/2/14 Annual Meeting

8/3/13 Annual Meeting

8/4/12 Annual Meeting

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8/7/10 Annual Meeting


Bayfield County Lakes Forum

Wisconsin Association of Lakes

Bayfield County Website

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

IRPCLA will be applying for a new grant soon. Public input will be needed. Here are 2 documents to read to get ready.


Contact Your Directors Click on the name to email

Jay Johnson, President

Al Bochler, Past President

Joe Rapacz, Vice President

John Coffey, Treasurer

Tom Sandager, Secretary

Barb Beeksma

Jim Bender

Jake Gress

Mike Higgins

Paula Millar

Kristina Sorenson

Amy Wangensteen


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Iron River Pike Chain of Lakes

PO Box 602

Iron River, WI 54847

Monitoring Reports by Lake

One volunteer on each lake in the Pike Chain collects water clarity information using a Secchi disk. The data is available through the links below.



Iron River Police Department

The Iron River Police Department will check on your property while you're away for the winter or just on vacation. Just fill out the form, print and mail to IRPD (address at the bottom of the form). When you return, you'll find a record of the security check on the back of your form. Click the link below for a printable form (pdf).

IRPD Vacation Check Form

Eurasion Water Milfoil (EWM) in the Pike Lake Chain.

History of the fight

Business Members

Coldwell Banker, East West Realty*

Dykstra Construction*

Flying Eagle Resort*

Aaron Guski Construction*

Idea Design Studio*

Lumberman's Mini Storage

Liquor In The Woods

Mac Sport and Marine*

North Star Realtors*

O'Brien's C-Store

Pine Point Lodge*

Pine Ridge Land Surveying*

This Old Bunkhouse

* Click member name for website

We have a history

Pine Crest has been the crowning jewel of our lovely chain of lakes. At our annual meeting, August 4, 2018, Jim Bender presented a look at the chain and changes brought by the dam. Check out that presentation HERE

August 3, 2019, Greg Bade, Christian Wiehe's grandson, told of his grandfather and Pine Crest's history. See that program HERE

A sales brochure for Pine Crest from the 1930s or 1940s is available HERE

Management Plan Development

Comprehensive Management Plan (pdf)

Pike Chain apparel is available in Iron River. T shirts are $15 and hoodies are $25. Get yours at Idea Design Studio, 68265 South Main St.

Join PCLA!

If you’re already member, thanks for your support! If not, please consider joining. Our annual fee is only $20. To join, please complete the membership form and mail it, along with your check, to the address provided on the form. You will not regret it!

Business Memberships!

Business memberships are available for only $20/year! If you have a business and would like to join, please complete the application and mail it along with your check to the address provided on the form.

We Want You!

The PCLA can always use volunteers. We have a number of opportunities, including serving on board committees. If interested, please email Jay at jaysatthelake@gmail.com.

The time spent volunteering can serve as "in-kind" contribution for grants. Download a timesheet to record your time.

Comprehensive Management Plan (pdf) PCLA original Articles of Incorporation Bylaws revised 5/28/2011 Adobe Reader download