The six lakes of the chain (Chetek, Prairie, Pokegama, Ojaski, Moose Ear, and Ten Mile) are fed on the north by Rice Creek, which originates from a tag alder and tamarack swamp and flows into Prairie
Lake and by German and Pokegama creeks, which combine to flow into Ojaski lake. Moose Ear Creek begins as a rock bottomed stream in the Blue Hills and flows southwest into Moose Ear Lake. In its upper part, it is a brook and brown trout stream. Ten Mile and Beaver Creek are warm water streams
that flow into Ten Mile Lake. The extensive marshland surrounding these two streams provide excellent habitat for beaver, muskrat and nesting and migratory waterfowl.
The entire chain of lakes are soft-water drainage lakes with their water level held by the dam located between Lake Chetek and the Chetek River. The fish population in the lakes include northern pike, walleye, large and
small mouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, perch, bullhead, and rock bass.
These fertile lakes have always been noted for their abundant supply of panfish and excellent catches of northern pike and bass.
For more information, visit the Chetek
Lake Protection Association Website