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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

Henry David Thoreau

Trail's End Resort is located on Palmer Lake, with water access to Tenderfoot Lake in Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin. It is the only resort on either lake. 70% of the lake frontage on these fishing lakes is owned by the state, allowing the land to remain peaceful and pristine.

Palmer Lake — DNR Survey Map

Palmer Lake has an area of 635 acres and a maximum depth of 15 feet.Fish populations include Northern Pike, Muskie, Bluegill and Largemouth Bass. Walleye, Crappie and Smallmouth Bass are also caught. Palmer Lake is listed as one of the TOP 50 musky lakes in Wisconsin.

Tenderfoot Lake — DNR Survey Map

Tenderfoot Lake has an area of 437 acred, and a maximum depth of 34 feet. Fish populations include Northern Pike, Muskie and Bluegill. Walleye, Crappie, Large & Smallmouth Bass are also caught.

Because of the thriving musky population in Tenderfoot Lake, a Wisconsin/Michigan boundary water, the DNR has placed a 40" minimum length limit to encourage a population of trophy muskies.

Two 3-Bedroom Rental Homes and Two 2-Bedroom Rental Cabins

The 3-bedroom homes sleep up to six people, and the cabins sleep up to four people. All accommodations have full kitchens with microwaves and all have modern bathrooms with tubs and showers.

All of the homes and cabins have a western exposure and are close to the water with an unobstructed view of the lake. Boats and motors are available.

No Pets Allowed. No Smoking


Loon Landing (Two Bedroom Cottage)
2 Occupants - $595 3 Occupants - $620 4 Occupants - $660

Eagle's Nest (Three Bedroom House)
4 Occupants - $845 5 Occupants - $880 6 Occupants - $910
Rates include docking of one boat (our boat or your boat).

No extra occupants allowed over capacity
No pets allowed
No smoking on premises (no exceptions)

Check-In Time 2pm - 5pm on Saturday and Check-Out Time 9am (sharp). Any variation from these times must be approved by Floyd or Judy (715)547-3044 in advance. Bill must be paid at time of Check-In.

Additional Boat docking available - $50 per week per boat. Arrangements for boats larger than 16 feet MUST be made in advance.
Please note: Bed Linens, pillows and blankets included with cottage rates. Towels are not supplied. Children (including infants) are considered regular occupants.
All rates subject to State and County Tax.

We require a $75 security deposit to hold EACH week's reservation. The security deposit will be applied on time lost if you cancel your reservation or damage the property. We will return the security deposit if we fill your cancellation completely. The security deposit will be returned by mail within two weeks following your vacation if no loss or damage is incurred during your occupancy. Please complete the reservation sheet and return with deposit.

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Tom McDermott

7801 Farmingdale Drive
Darien, IL 60561

(630) 887-0497