Ryan Hanson, Broker/Realtor ... 612.875.7502
Kathy Mortensen, Realtor ... 715.497-0200

826 121st St.
Amery, WI.   54001
cell: 612.875.7502
cell:  715.497.0200
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Explore nearly fourteen miles of shoreline ... surround yourself with
over 1,400 acres of water that will challenge the fisherman, excite the
water enthusiast, entertain the boater and calm the spirit ...
DISCOVER Lake Wapogasset and Bear Trap!

Lake Wapogasset, or "Lake of the Big Fish" is the third largest body of water in Polk County ...
located just three miles south of Hwy. 8 and west of Cty. Rd. C near Amery, Wisconsin.  
Its 1186 acres of water abound in virtually every type of structure ...
it has bars, flats, weed beds, reefs, islands, two inlets and an outlet.
Fisherman will delight in finding an abundance of bass
and walleye, trophy sized northern and muskie.
Sunnies, crappies and perch will keep the kids happy
and the avid panfisherman busy cleaning fish!

....Mpls/St. Paul just an hour away....

Bear Trap adds another 241 acres of water to explore.  
During the daytime it's a favorite destination for boaters
... calm quiet waters for skiing, tubing or swimming.   
Toward dusk, on any quiet evening, the nostalgic campfire songs
from the Bible Camp will delight you ...
the mysterious call of the loon will captivate you.

The Balsam Branch area (at the north end of Lake Wapogasset)  
brings a unique opportunity to enjoy wildlife along with the peace and serenity of nature ...
aqua grasses, lily pads, cyclic wild rice and Tamarack tree lined shores
-- home for cranes, eagles, canadian geese, migrating ducks and swans.   
A peaceful retreat ...with the fun and activity of Wapogasset Bear Trap just minutes away.

Also on the North End of Lake Wapogasset you'll be delighted to discover
the WATERSIDE BAR & GRILL ... known not only for their delicious food, but for
their warm welcome!   Boat in ... or drive in for a delicious burger.    Be sure to try their famous
Bloody Mary, or pick up hors-de-oeuvres-to-go for your pontoon trip around the lake!

If you have kids or grandkids, it won't be long before you discover Mort's Marina.  
To some, the Marina is known for a quick and convenient place to get gas,
bait, tackle, beer, pop, snacks, or t-shirts for the family.  
But to the kids on the lake, the Marina is known as
"The Candy Store" ...  kids delight in the 10' candy
counter ...  and we delight in the smiling faces of the kids!
The 4th of July weekend, 2018, marked the Marina's
40th year on Lake Wapogasset!
Kathy & Kids (Erik/Kelly, Kim/Josh,
Kristin/Ryan & eight grandkids) look forward to many
more years of enjoying the friendship of lake residents
and making many new memories at the Marina.
The Marina also houses the home office
Kathy & son-in-law Ryan opened their lakefront realty office at the Marina
in 2009.  Although listing and selling Lake Wapogasset & Bear Trap
property is their top priority, Ryan will help you find your
dream cabin on any area lake.
(click Lake Life Realty tab above)

Every Spring, just after the docks are in, boats are launched and lawns are being
mowed, residents will look forward to the first issue of "The Lake Scene" to
arrive at their door.  "The Lake Scene" is published by Mort's Marina
and edited by Kathy Mortensen.  From Memorial Day weekend
through Labor Day weekend the newsletter is hand-delivered to your door
by Lake Association trustees.  The Phantom Fishermen" column will
amuse you ... you never know where these mysterious fishermen
will be lurking ... watching you fish ...seeing what you catch
... and reporting it to everyone in "The Lake Scene."
Lake Association and Sanitary District representatives and lake resident
contributors will keep you informed of social events, updated on committee reports,
water patrol activities and other concerns.  "The Lake Scene" is
celebrating its 39th year of publication this summer!   (Take a look
by clicking on "The Lake Scene" tab in the upper right corner of this page)

A progressive Lake Association and Sanitary District
are two more reasons Wapogasset and Bear Trap have attained
such a desirable reputation.   Both the Lake Association and the Sanitary District
are committed to the protection and health of our lakes and the improvement
of water quality.  The Sanitary District rates are among the lowest in the
entire state for a privately operated sewer system.  Outstanding volunteers,
commitment of lake residents through membership dues
and donations keep The Lake Association an
active and vital organization.

Just minutes away lake residents can enjoy a wide
array of  activities.   DD Kennedy Nature Center offers picnic
areas and walking paths along a pristine natural environment.  
Golfers will find Amery's 18 hole course both challenging
and rewarding.  Discover Interstate Park, Cattail Trail, Garfield Park,
Balsam Branch Ski Trail, Trollhaugen Ski area, St. Croix Casino, Dragonfly Winery,
Amery Ale Works, Miki Jo's Mixup, UW Wanderoos,
mini golf, bowling, movies, antique shops and flee markets .

Celebrate the beauty of the surrounding area ...
find easy access to work, play and good schools.  
The vibrant atmosphere of the quaint town of Amery draws
residents to participate in Trail Days ... The Nature of Amery ... Music on the
River ... and Fall Festival celebrations.  Find comfort in knowing the Amery
Regional Medical Center has been providing caring, quality
health care to this community for over 50 years.

S'mores by the campfire ... a lazy afternoon in the hammock ... peace and serenity
occasionally interrupted by the magical call of a loon ...

... where memories are made!.


Here are a few of the misspellings
we've seen
of our  lake name ...







correct:  WAPOGASSET




Other popular
Polk County lakes ...      
Northwest Wisconsin

  •   Deer Lake
  •   Balsam Lk
  •  Bone Lake
  •  Big Round


Call 1-800-222-POLK

See if the lakehome you've
been dreaming of is right here     
on Wapogasset Bear Trap
Northwest Wisconsin ...
just an hour from the
Twin Cities
Bear Trap

Legend has it that on
Manitou Point (an Indian
name for Spirit Point), an
unknown man regularly set
bear traps.   One day, the
man was caught in one of
his own devices.  People
began to identify the lake as
"that lake where bear traps
are placed" ... hence the

"Here in a cold shaded cottage;  
Neath the patches of
sunshine and trees.
Here where the tonic of nature,
restores with each cool
summer breeze.
Far from the grinds of the city,
where worry is ever a guest.
Cares steal away
and the weary,
Find peace, recreation and rest.

Acres Water:  241
Shoreline:       3.5 miles

Maximum depth:  25'
% over 20':        45%
% under 3':       5%

Bottom Type:
70% sand
20% gravel
10% muck


Lake Wapogasset was
formerly known as Sucker
Lake ... an  Indian name
for walleye.
In 1912, On behalf of lake
residents, Dr. James
Wallace  appealed  to
the US Geographic Board
in Washington DC to
change the name
to Lake Wapogasset,
an Indian name meaning
"lake of the big fish".
Seven different
spellings were
considered ...
among them  
Wahpuggaisee ...
Wakpuggaser ... and
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Acres Water:  1186
Shoreline:     9.9 miles

Maximum depth:  32'
% over 20':   50%
%under 3':   14%

Bottom Type:
60% sand
25% gravel
15% muck