Winter recreation is available at Pickerel Lake. While there are no designated trails, there are undeniable winter views perfect for backcountry cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Pickerel Lake is a hard water seepage lake with a fluctuating shoreline and a sand bottom that gently slopes to the center. Things to do include hiking, cross country skiing, walking, or taking your dog through the surrounding upland wooded with oaks of varying sizes and ages. Scattered throughout the oaks are small patches with prairie species, indicating this area was once a savanna.
From the intersection of County Highways A, J, and D in the city of Almond in south central Portage County, go east on County D 4.5 miles, then turn north on D 4 miles to an access road which is next to a town hall.