Manitowish River Press is a publishing company devoted to producing books that celebrate the natural world.

Wisconsin’s Wild Lakes:
A Guide to the Last Undeveloped Natural Lakes

Of Wisconsin’s over 15,000 lakes, very few wild lakes remain. These are rare places where remarkable peace and beauty abounds, and where native wildlife flourishes. Over the last four years, John Bates has paddled or visited nearly all of these remaining wild lakes, and he describes them in detail in this comprehensive, illustrated guide.

The book directs visitors to the 55 best wild lakes left in Wisconsin. Each lake has clear directions, a map, a detailed listing of its physical features, and a description of some of its ecological highlights. An additional chapter includes short descriptions and directions to 64 other wild lakes. Elegant color illustrations by Manitowoc artist Rebecca Jabs further embellish the book.

The book will be released in November of 2021. Preorder the book now if you’d like to help with the production costs of the book, to have it signed, and to receive a beautiful illustrated notecard.

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