Wazee Lake in Black River Falls


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 would like to dive here again next year, but first we need to remove a few extra pounds 🙂  We returned to rekindle that feeling again and we think we did.

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 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

This is our favorite site for diving. This is where we like to do our 100-ft multi-level dive. We go down to 100 ft. deep, then up to 70, then 30 and do a safety stop back in the shallow area.

Deep Dive access at Lake Wazee


We had a great visit here. Next year, we hope to go on a dive!  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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