Grand Portage Resort Rentals on Grand Portage Lake in Mercer, Wisconsin.


WE HAVE IT ALL – Including the BEST ATV Trails in Wisconsin!

*** Call for Early May, mid-September and October Specials ***

“This is true Up North

“We never knew this resort was here”

“The cabins are so comfortable – we love it here!”

Just some of the comments we have heard from our happy guests. Whatever your reason for visiting, we welcome you with open arms and hope you enjoy the splendor of the great outdoors in our area.

Spring… Is the time of the year for new growth. Trees begin to turn green and the flowers begin to bloom. April 15th opens many ATV trails in the Mercer, Wisconsin area, weather permitting. The lakes begin to thaw in preparation of opening fishing season the first weekend in May. In April, area biking and hiking trails also open. Click here for a local fishing report.  Click here for information on Fishing Guides in the area.

Summer… Offers an abundance of outdoor enjoyment including swimming, hiking, golfing, biking, boating, fishing, water skiing, tubing, ATVing, tennis, volleyball, canoeing & camping. Mercer is surrounded by over 900,000 acres of federal, state and county forests. We offer uncrowded waterways for fishing and boating activities. Wildlife is abundant with many different species of wildlife including black bear, whitetail deer, timber wolves, coyotes, snowshoe hare, badger, fisher, porcupine, and raccoon. Occasionally, a moose! We also have many species of birds native to the area including loons, hawks, owls, bald eagles, osprey, ruffed grouse, great blue herons and many types of ducks and geese. Click here for a local fishing report.

Fall… Is spectacular with the colors of the changing leaves. It’s also the time of year when many hunting seasons begin, including the Ruffed Grouse, with which we are known as the “Ruffed Grouse Capital of the World.” It’s a perfect time of year to go hiking, biking and canoeing.

ATV -Iron County supports Wisconsin's largest ATV trail system - Over 150 miles of picturesque and challenging trails Mercer boasts many scenic routes and trails. Riders may also choose to take Trail 51 North leading them through Pine Lake to Hurley. Continuing on Trail 77 will bring you through Pence and then on to Upson to view the Potato River Falls. Then you can take Trail 2, (known as the Iron Horse Trail) riders will have a chance to view the spectacular Rock Cut Gorge. Continue on through the town of Saxon and on to Saxon Harbor on the shores of Lake Superior. Riding south on Trail 51 from the Mercer area connecting to Route 21 in Manitowish will lead riders to the view the beautiful Flambeau Flowage. Click here to Request an ATV Map to be mailed (Mercer Chamber)

FISHING - You will be “hooked” on Mercer with over 214 lakes in a 30 mile radius – including the famous 14,000 acre Turtle Flambeau Flowage- you are sure to have a different adventure each time. Only a short scenic drive from the resort to the Flowage will give you a fun filled day.  Click here for a local fishing report.  Click here for information on Fishing Guides in the area.  Click here for a map of our lake from the Wisconsin DNR.

CANOEING AND KAYAKING - Looking for excellent canoeing and kayaking areas off the beaten path? Iron County is where you'll find them, wrapped in the color palette of the season. Whether you are a novice or looking for an "extreme" experience the Mercer area has what you've been looking for.

AREA ATTRACTIONS - Many wonderful dining options from tasty breakfast, juicy burgers to delicious seafood and steaks. Don’t forget Friday Fish Fries!!! We have fantastic shops and stores that attract shoppers from all over the Northwoods. 15 waterfalls throughout Iron County. 377,900 acres of forest land.

Casino gambling at Lake of the Torches in Lac du Flambeau is only 20 minutes away.

Come visit Mercer, the “Loon Capital of the World” TM in the Heart of the Northwoods!

Don’t forget to stop at the Mercer Chamber and have your picture with the World’s Largest Talking Loon – Claire' d Loon

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Grand Portage Resort
2510 Martha Lake Road
Mercer, WI 54547
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Mailing Address:
5627 Seybold Rd
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545

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