Over 40 Miles of Shoreline

torch lake aerial view

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  • Surface area: 18,770 acres
  • Shoreline: 40.8 miles
  • Maximum depth: 315 feet
  • Average depth: 111 feet
  • Maximum width: 2.35 miles
  • Length: 18 miles
  • Indians called the lake Wass Waganing (place of birch bark torch) and used torches to fish for whitefish at night


  • You may hear a native Torch Laker talk about “a five color day”, when the lake sparkles with five distinct shades of blue

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May 5, 2016