Lake Pepin

Lake Pepin (HM6GI)

Location: Maiden Rock, WI 54750 Pierce County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 34.51', W 92° 22.088'

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This beautiful lake is twenty-two miles long, varies in width from one to two and a half miles, and covers about thirty-eight square miles. It was caused by the delta of the Chippewa spreading across the gorge of the Mississippi at the southeastern end of the lake. Because of its steeper grade, the smaller Chippewa was able to bring in more glacial debris than the Mississippi could carry away. This delta provided a natural dam and as the water was backed up, Lake Pepin was formed. State Highway 35 hugs Lake Pepin along most of its Wisconsin shore and has been called one of the most scenic drives in America. One of Lake Pepin's admirers was William Cullen Bryant. He praised its natural scenery and declared the area "ought to be visited in the summer by every poet and painter in the land."
HM NumberHM6GI
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number35
Year Placed1979
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 11:40pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 550167 N 4935952
Decimal Degrees44.57516667, -92.36813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 34.51', W 92° 22.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 34' 30.60" N, 92° 22' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)715
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 73-83 WI-35, Maiden Rock WI 54750, US
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