Big Portage Lake

Waterloo Recreation Area provides access to this 360 acre all sports lake. Big Portage Lake is a popular fishing destination both summer and winter. Summer weekends can have heavy recreational boating, making morning and evening the better times to fish.

Type of Fishing: Pier, Boat

Typical Fish Species Available: Bullhead, Carp, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Walleye, Yellow Perch

Bait: Worms, Minnows, Artificial

Hours: 8 am - 10 pm

Fees: Yes (Recreation Passport)


Amenities

Animal Friendly Animal Friendly
Beach and Swimming Beach and Swimming
Boat Launch Boat Launch
Boat Rental Boat Rental
Camping Camping
Modern Restrooms Modern Restrooms
Picnic Tables, Shelters and Grills Picnic Tables, Shelters and Grills
Playground Playground
Walking Trails Walking Trails


Additional Information

Lake Map

Family Friendly Fishing Waters Logo

Driving Directions

From the East: I94 to exit #150 Mt Hope Rd. Go north on Mt Hope Rd to Seymour Rd. Go West on Seymour Rd. Big Portage Lake Unit entrance on North side of Seymour Road. From the West: I94 to exit #147, Race Rd. Go North on Race Rd to Seymour Rd. Go East on Seymour Rd. Big Portage Lake Unit entrance on North side of Seymour Rd.

County: Jackson

City/Township: Waterloo Township

Town/Range/Section: 02S / 02E / 06

Latitude/Longitude: 42.334413 / -84.236848