Past Auction


This auction was on Sep 18 St. Germain, WI 200± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Previously utilized as a corporate retreat, Eaglewatch offers a rare opportunity to own a lake front, buildable lot on Big Saint Germain Lake and/or Lake Content. This property is truly unique in that it offers seclusion and tranquility on a smaller lake but shares a channel with Big Saint Germain Lake, which offers all the activities of a large lake including extensive watersports and trophy class fishing.

Auction Date:
Thursday, September 18th: 1 PM
St. Germain Community Center
545 State Highway 155, St. Germain, WI

Just the Facts

  • Access to 1,883 acres of water
  • Small lake privacy
  • Big lake adventure
  • 10,000+ ft. lake frontage
  • Rare 2-lake frontage in Tract 20
  • Dockable lots & sandy frontage

Broker's Comments

The Eaglewatch community sits just outside the Northwoods community of St. Germain, WI. The property has been owned by WPS/Integrys since the 1950’s, so this will be a truly once in a lifetime opportunity where this amount of lots, on a desirable lake, will be available at one time. Properties in the area stay in families for generations and as a result, your home in The Northwoods is and will become more and more difficult to come by. The Auction will have lots and homes available on Lake Content and Big St. Germain Lake including a lot that has rare 2-lake frontage. You will want to be at this Auction.

Learn about the locale


The property is located on Lake Content and Big Saint Germain Lake just outside the charming Northwoods community of St. Germain, WI. The property is located about 45 minutes from the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport and a surprisingly short trip from several larger cities.

Minocqua, WI – 17 Miles

Wausau, WI – 86 Miles

Green Bay, WI – 179 Miles

Eau Claire, WI – 183 Miles

Appleton, WI – 185 Miles

Madison, WI – 225 Miles

Milwaukee, WI – 271 miles

Chicago, IL – 359 Miles


The property has historically been used as a corporate retreat and is being offered to the public in its entirety for the first time in more than 5 decades.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

Eaglewatch is comprised of 200 acres ± offered in 23 lots and combinations.


1 20.06 1,690’ Lake Content

2 22.59 330’ Lake Content

3 10.01 605’ Lake Content

4 7.00 595’ Lake Content

5 4.57 305’ Lake Content

6 4.48 305’ Lake Content

7 6.00 300’ Lake Content

8 5.10 350’ Lake Content

9 5.46 405’ Lake Content

10 17.12 500’ Lake Content

11 8.88 N/A N/A

12 23.90 890’ Lake Content

13 7.25 960’ Lake Content

14 5.77 335’ Lake Content

15 2.15 450’ Lake Content

16 3.52 785’ Lake Content

17 2.27 500’ Lake Content

18 2.11 265’ Lake Content

19 6.41 215’ Lake Content

20 1.60 150’; 210' Lake Content & Big Saint Germain Lake

21 2.07 175’ Lake Content

22 7.95 N/A N/A

23 11.44 N/A N/A

Deeded Acres: 200±
Total Leased Acres:
Total Acres: 200±

Additional Information

Directions to Information Days:

From the intersection of Highways 70 and 155 in St. Germain, travel North on Highway 155 approximately 1 mile to Half Mile Road. Turn left/West on Half Mile Road and continue for ½ mile then turn left on Awassa Lane and follow until you arrive at Tract 16. Watch for signs.

Click here for Information Day Location Map

Come join us on information days for pontoon boat tours, property viewings, and to learn more about the property and our unique Buyer friendly auction process.


The majority of the property is made up of vacant, buildable lots, Lots 14-16 include several rustic charming cottages and improvements that have to be seen to be truly enjoyed.

Tract 14

Tract 14 does have a storage shed and historic ice house on it however the majority of the tract is un-improved an therefore a blank canvas for your dream home.

Tract 15

Tract 15 has a 3 bedroom 2 bath cabin with a full basement that sits back away from the water. It also has a charming, rustic cottage, sitting lake side that has been historically known as the “quiet house”. It also has a garage/shop that is perfect for any handyman.

Tract 16

There are two buildings on this Tract. The property has been historically used as a retreat, there is a large lodge and commercial Kitchen on this Tract. The lodge has 9 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms capable of hosting the largest family gatherings. The kitchen is a full commercial kitchen with a large dining room. The kitchen also has a 3 bedroom 1 bath living quarters upstairs. The boat house on the Tract has a large dock and cleaning station perfect for the boater and fisherman. Boathouses are a rare gem to find as current DNR regulations do not allow for new construction of boathouses however, this boathouse has been grandfathered in making Tract 16 a very rare find. 

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Water Resources

Big Saint Germain Lake

Big Saint, as it is known locally, is truly a centerpiece for abundant recreation in The Northwoods. The size of the lake (1,617 acres) makes it special and allows for unlimited boating activities ranging from exciting jet-skiing and water-skiing to relaxing pontoon tours. The lake is also considered a top notch fishery and hosts many fishing tournaments. It offers a wide variety of species including Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and trophy caliber Pike and Musky.

This review from sums it up:

"The best musky lake in St. Germain! Five days five fish, 35, 40, 41, 44, and 45! Lost twice that many and 2 50+ inchers!"

Big Saint Germain Lake and all its amenities and activities are easily accessed from Lake Content through a boat channel that connects it to Lake Content.

Lake Content

Lake Content was first discovered in 1889 when travelers from Chicago headed north to find a spot that was complexly unpopulated where they could get away from it all. After canoeing up the Wisconsin River from Tomahawk, they followed a passage made by Indians and discovered the lake. Upon seeing the lake a member of the party remarked “here we shall be content” and the name stuck. The Lake offers a private peaceful setting with 239 acres yet is connected to Big Saint Germain Lake through a channel. This is your chance to own a secluded lot on a smaller lake with access to larger bodies of water.


The 2013 net assessed value tax rate in St. Germain was $8.77. 

Learn about the recreational amenities

Recreational Considerations

For the Water Enthusiast…

Get in your canoe or pontoon boat and meander across the tranquil waters of Lake Content for a relaxing morning or afternoon, or if adventure is what you seek, with nearly 2,000 acres of water to access and thousands of acres in the surrounding area, there's plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy water sports from waterskiing to tubing.

For The Angler...

Well known for its fishing, Big Saint and Lake Content, along with thousands of acres of additional water nearby, offer Wisconsin's finest angling, from lunker-sized crappie to trophy Muskie. Stories of 50 inch musky are not un-common in the local bait shops. Some of the best fishing starts when the lakes freeze over. Ice fishing is very popular in the area and is a fun activity when fall comes to an end.

For the Outdoors Lover…

Home of the authentic Northwoods experience since the late 1800s, the Northwoods has been a prized destination for people from miles around. You'll find miles and miles of trails, including the newly paved St. Germain Bike & Hike Trail, which can be easily accessed from EagleWatch, for biking, hiking, bird watching and lakeside strolls. When summer ends, the area is a preferred destination for winter enthusiasts that flock here for the area’s top-quality snowmobile and cross country ski trails.

For the Golfer…

St. Germain is within a short drive of 16 area golf courses including the St. Germain Golf Club, ranked as 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest, which is only a couple miles from EagleWatch.

With everything the Northwoods has to offer at your fingertips, EagleWatch is the perfect spot for your vacation home and with this amount of property in an exclusive location being offered at auction, this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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Terms and Conditions:

The property will be offered in 23 Lots and Combinations.

A 10% down payment of the Purchase Price will be due as earnest money immediately after being declared the Buyer and upon signing the Sale Contract.

Closing will take place within 30 days after auction day, or as soon thereafter as applicable closing documents are completed. Possession will be given at closing.

A 10% Buyer’s Fee will be added to Bid Price(s) to determine total Purchase Price.

Bidding is not conditional upon financing. Bidder(s) assume all responsibility for obtaining financing.