Land O' Lakes

Photo by Dawn Roper
Aptly named, this community is endowed by the Cisco Chain of 15 lakes, Lac Vieux Desert, and more than 100 other freshwater lakes providing the fishing enthusiasts with giant musky, trophy walleye and bass.

The headwaters of the mighty Wisconsin River are found in Land O' Lakes, flowing through beautiful dense forested country which is rich with Native American history and wildlife.

Blessed with and airport this community with its breathtaking scenery is easily accessible for sporting, gaming, or simply relaxing.


The land area of Land O' Lakes is 83.1 square miles in Vilas County. Latitude: 46.15 N., Longitude: 89.39 W. It is 131.6 miles N.W. of Green Bay, WI and 198.7 miles N.E. of St. Paul, MN. The nearest city with a population of 1,000,000+ is Chicago, IL which is 310.2 miles S.E.


During the 1870s the Rudolf Otto Mill was built which sparked an economic growth for the area. In 1905 the mill was succeeded by the Mason-Donaldson Company Mill which burned three years later but it was decided not to rebuild and the town moved east to its present location squarely on the line separating Wisconsin from the upper peninsula of Michigan, under the name of Stateline. Originally established in 1907 as the Town of State Line, the name was changed to the Town of Land O' Lakes in 1948.

Fun Facts

Elevation: 838 ft.

Population: 927 (as of 2009)

The annual snowfall for the Land O' Lakes area will range from approximately 115 to 215 inches.

Helpful Links:
Town of Land O' Lakes Municipal Web Site
Land O' Lakes, Wisconsin information courtesy: Wikipedia

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