Wazee Lake in Black River Falls

9-16-14 and early 2000’s

We first began going here in 2000 to practice our deep scuba diving skills in a clear lake.  Then busyness and other factors kept us from coming here for 10 years.   We returned to rekindle that happy feeling again and see updates done since our last visit here.

Jackson County offers a great many outdoor sport and hunting opportunities, not just water based. Here is a list of all the fun you can have here!

We arrived at the Wazee Lake Recreation Area in the morning, the lake steaming since the air was colder than the water surface. There is a small fee for entering the park, $3 for a vehicle. We found out there are more diving entry points then there were 10 years ago. They also better named too, rather than just North entrance, etc.  Here is a diving map of the lake with depth profiles.

Wazee Recreation area in Black River Falls

Lake Wazee Fee sign at Black River Falls

Took a look at their campsite, was have camped here before. It’s primitive, no hookups. There is water and a restroom building though. There are 12 sites, first come, first served.

Lake Wazee campsite road in Black River Falls

Lake Wazee Mine history in Black River Falls

 

                     Foxpoint Overlook

Foxpoint Overlook at lake Wazee in Black River Falls

 

                                   The Wall Dive Access

The Wall Dive access at lake Wazee in Black River Falls

A new entry point called “Bluegill Alley”  There is a map showing an underwater course to attractions on the bottom.

Bluegill Alley Map

As we go around the lake clockwise, we find another informative sign and overlook.

IGeology sign at Lake Wazee in Black River Falls

lake Wazee in Black River Falls

Our favorite and biggest site improvement was made here at the Sherwood Forest Dive access. There is now a wheelchair-accessible pier, restroom building and grills, and picnic tables. Many kind hearts in Black River Falls.  There is even a table for divers to put their gear on by the water.

Sherwood Forest Dive access at Lake Wazee

Pier plaque at Lake Wazee

 

Dive gear table at Lake Wazee

For the first time, we had a good look at the beach, nice!

Lake Wazee Beach

South Shore Boat Landing

This was our favorite site of all. This is where we liked to do our 100-ft deep multi-level dive. We go down to 100 ft. deep, then up to 70, then 40 and do a safety stop at 20 feet back in the shallow area by the fish cribs.

wazmap Souh Boat Landing

Deep Dive access at Lake Wazee

I got video of this dive too in 2000, join us!

We had a great visit here that brought back so many happy memories. Remember to stop by the Wazee Sports Center for tank air, including Nitrox and other custom air mixtures for tech divers.

Wazee Sports Center in Black River Falls

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