Lac Vieux Desert


Lac Vieux Desert

Infobox lake
lake_name = Lac Vieux Desert
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location = Michigan, Wisconsin
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outflow = Wisconsin River
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basin_countries = United States
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area = convert|4260|acre|km2|1
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max-depth = convert|40|ft|m|abbr=on
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elevation = convert|1683|ft|m|abbr=on
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cities = Draper Island, Duck Island

Lac Vieux Desert is a lake in the United States divided between Gogebic County, Michigan, and Vilas County, Wisconsin. [ [http://www.fishweb.com/maps/gogebic/lacvieuxdesert/index.html Lac Vieux Desert, Gogebic County, Watersmeet Michigan Fishing ] ] Fed primarily by springs in the surrounding swamps, it is the source of the Wisconsin River, which flows out of its southwest corner. The lake contains a number of small islands, especially in its northeastern lobe, including Draper Island in Michigan and Duck Island in Wisconsin. [ [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=9334&keyword=lac+vieux+desert Lac Vieux Desert, Vilas Co ] ] [ [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=12270&keyword=lac+vieux+desert Lac Vieux Desert (Historic Marker Erected 1960) ] ]

Lac Vieux Desert has a surface elevation convert|1680|ft|m|abbr=on [gnis|1579612] above sea level, and a maximum depth of about convert|40|ft|m|abbr=on. The surface area is convert|4260|acre|km2|1 (approx 6.66 sq mi.), of which, approximately 2/3 is in Wisconsin and 1/3 in Michigan.

Located in the Lake District of northern Wisconsin, the lake is a popular boating and fishing resort.

The name was given by French fur trappers, who were some of the first Euro-Americans in the region, who literally translated the name from the Anishinaabe language, "Gete-gitigaani-zaaga'igan", meaning "Lake of the Old Clearing" or "Old Garden".

The Michigan shore of Lac Vieux Desert is the only part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that is part of the drainage of the Mississippi River.

ee also

*Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
*Lac Vieux Desert Indian Reservation

Notes

External links

* [http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/fishing/news/story?page=f_map_05_WI_LacVieux_Desert ESPN's Lac Vieux Desert page]
*PDF| [http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/SPATIALDATALIBRARY/PDF_MAPS/INLAND_LAKE_MAPS/GOGEBIC/LAC_VIEUX_DESERT.PDF Michigan DNR map of Lac Vieux Desert] |343 KiB


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