Lions Lake

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Lions Lake is a 43 acre groundwater drainage lake with an estimated volume of 188 acre-feet, located in the Township of Alban, northeast of Rosholt. It has a maximum depth of 11 feet. The bottom is predominantly marl, with sand and silt also present. The length of the shoreline is 1.4 miles, and the estimated retention time is 1.1 years. The lake contains one navigable outlet, Bradley Creek, where a small dam maintains the water level six to eight inches above normal. The lake is named after the Wisconsin Lions Foundation which owns all the surrounding land and runs a camp for the handicapped, the only development on the lake. The camp includes cabins, campsites, dining and office facilities, a caretaker's residence, and a sand beach. Due to the unique nature of the camp, Lions is the only lake in Wisconsin that has a law protecting it from any public access purchase as long as the camp remains in operation. In addition, the Department of Natural Resources helps maintain a fishery for the benefit of campers. The lake has a history of partial winterkills which in the past resulted in a large population of bullhead. Recently, the most common fish species in Lions Lake are panfish and largemouth bass, with northern pike also present.

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