Looking for a really fun adventure? The Cable Area has so many options you'll have a hard time picking which one to embark on first! If you love exploring, the Cable Area is located in the 850,000 acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest offering countless trails, rivers and scenic roads just waiting for you to explore. Breath-taking waterfalls, majestic wildlife and awe inspiring landscapes will have you torn between watching your current spectacle a little longer or seeing what new excitement waits around the next bend.

Perhaps your idea of adventure is canoeing and camping. The Cable Area has over 400 miles of rivers including the Namakagon River which was designated a National Wild and Scenic River. The Namekagon River flows from Namekagon Lake, and winds through the Cable Area on its way to the St. Croix. The Namakagon provides varied opportunities to test a modern-day voyageur's skills with Class II and III rapids.

We've already told you that the Cable Area has the 'Best trails in the U.S' but those trails can be used for all kinds of different adventures. Whether mountian biking, hiking, ATVing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sight seeing or countless other activities, you simply will not find a more extensive, more diverse system of trails than in the Cable Area.
Looking for hunting or fishing adventure? Northern Wisconsin tourism was borne from fishermen and hunters making their way to the pristine land and water of the Cable Area. The tradition continues today on dozens of lakes and thousands of acres of public land. The Cable area is home to 966 named bodies of water and over 400 miles of rivers and streams. Our waters are home to several species of game fish including: rainbow, brook and brown trout, large and smallmouth bass, northern pike, muskies, walleye, crappies and several species of panfish. Lake Namakagon is one of only three lakes in Wisconsin managed as a trophy muskie lake. Anglers regularly pull 40 pound fish from the waters, and you may just redefine 'adventure' once you've have one of these on the end of your line! If you are looking for large areas of public land where you can hunt with little competition from others, come to the Cable Area. Whitetail deer, black bear, ruffed grouse and waterfowl are the most commonly hunted species, but don't forget the woodcock, gray squirrel, snowshoe hare, coyote and fox. For the hunter who prefers to walk, many miles of trails have been developed, and there are over 11,000 acres of non-motorized designated wilderness area.

For some, the adventure lies in the discovery of a different treasure. The Cable Area is home to some fantastic shops and restaurants. Local business owners, known for their exceptional hospitality and willingness to assist visitors, will deliver a shopping and dining experience like no other. Our businesses are not made to look like they have Northwoods décor, they actually have authentic pieces of the rich history created by those who settled this area.  As you find new and exciting offerings you'll feel just like Lewis and Clark as you 'discover' the Cable Area for yourself! 

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