Little Star Lake
Little Star Lake, which was called Mud Lake by the local population during the first half of the 20th century, is the upstream lake that feeds Star Lake through Little Star Creek. It lies between Ballard Lake and Star Lake. No lake feeds Little Star Lake, because the divide between the Wisconsin River watershed and the Chippewa River watershed goes between Ballard and Little Star Lakes.
The lake overview on the DNR Website reads: "Little Star Lake is a 95 acre lake located in Vilas County. It has a maximum depth of 9 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public beach. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike. The lake's water clarity is very low." Trust me, there is no beach on Little Star Lake, nor any convenient lake access, although boat access from several points along Highway K is possible. Additional information from the DNR site: Bottom: 60% sand, 20% gravel, 0% rock, 20% muck. Hydrologic Lake Type: DRAINAGE. Latitude, Longitude: 46.04805760, -89.48273650. Fish: Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike. Trophic Status: Hypereutrophic.
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An 1895 map published by Poole Bros., Publishers in Chicago, shows the lake's name to be Wickliffe Lake.
The DNR Invasive Species Inventory for Vilas County Lakes, shown under LINKS in this Topic, 2011, shows these invasive species in this lake: Rusty Crayfish.
A report in the *Vilas County News-Review, July 12, 2017, indicated a small infestation of Eurasian water milfoil. See Reference