This is a beautifully detailed, laser engraved and precision cut topographical Map of Balsam Lake in Polk County, Wisconsin with the following interesting stats carved into it:
- Surface Area: 2,054 Acres
- Shoreline: 23 Miles
- Max. Depth: 38 Feet
- Avg. Depth: 17 Feet
Personalize your own map by choosing 3 options from the links below. Each option you choose will be engraved where the corresponding number is shown on the map in the image. Once you've made your selection, hit the back button and go to the next option. Add names and dates as a message during checkout. We will send a graphic proof for approval prior to production. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Interesting factoid: There was a trading post at Balsam Lake from 1844 through 1865. Eventually settlers built a dam, sawmill, and boarding house, and the town of Balsam Lake was born. That dam was rebuilt in 1941, but it no longer exists. The Town of Balsam Lake was officially organized in 1870, and it is Polk's County Seat. In 1860 there was a dam built at the lake's outlet. Rebuilt in 1893 it is still a functioning dam and holds the lakes water levels ten feet higher than the natural levels.
(Not all of this information made it onto the map, we just love to read up on the lakes we design).