Minocqua Area

Photo by Dawn Roper
A water paradise, located in the middle of Northern Wisconsin's Lake Country.

"Midwest Living" declares Minocqua 1 of the 25 coolest midwest lake vacation spots. With more than 3,000 lakes in Vilas and Oneida counties the picturesque settings are unmatched for swimming, biking, boating, hunting adventures and more.

The Minocqua area is a premiere fishing destination with more than 100 lakes in the immediate area.


The land area of Minocqua is 150.8 square miles in Oneida County. It is called the "Island City," due to a portion of the town being situated on an actual island, which is accessible by bridge on Highway 51. Latitude: 45.85 N, Longitude: 89.83 W. It is 107.8 miles N.E. of Eau Claire, WI and 297.1 miles N.W. of Chicago, IL. The nearest city to Minocqua with a population of 200,000+ is St Paul, MN which is 171 miles S.W.


Originally established in 1888 as a logging town, Minocqua's hertitage is rooted in the Ojibwe tribe which is still honored today through museums, traditional pow-wows and crafting classes. In the early 1900s, as the logging industry declined, the Minocqua area with its pristine fishing and recreation opportunities became a popular destination for vacation resorts.

Fun Facts

Elevation: 1603 ft.

Population: 5000 (as of 2009)

The annual snowfall for the Minocqua area will range from 112 to 165 inches.

Helpful Links:
Town of Minocqua Municipal Web Site
Town of Arbor Vitae Municipal Web Site
Town of Woodruff Municipal Web Site

Minocqua, Wisconsin information courtesy: Wikipedia
Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin information courtesy: Wikipedia
Woodruff, Wisconsin information courtesy: Wikipedia

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