Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

Our Preserves

Spirit Lake

Category: OWLT Preserves
Location: Mequon
Size: 155.0 Acres

Located a mile west of the Milwaukee River in the City of Mequon, Spirit Lake is 155 acres. This preserve contains a one-half mile tributary that flows to the Milwaukee River, upland hardwood forest, lowland hardwood forest with ephemeral ponds cattail marsh, fresh (wet) meadow, and a small, restored grassland. The habitats boast an even more impressive animal population as sandhill cranes, turkeys, coyotes, deer, bald eagles and osprey can all be seen at the preserve. Additionally, for the amphibian lovers both green frogs and leopard frogs can be seen in the cattail marsh. Visit this preserve to hike, bird watch, fish, hunt or cross country ski. Pets on leash welcome.

pdf2021 Spirit Lake Map.pdf640.95 KB


Trail System Yes
Parking Lot
Dogs Yes
Water Access
  • Lake
  • River
  • Pond
  • Swamp


4513 W Bonniwell Rd, Mequon, WI 53097