With woods and waters on all sides, the Lac du Flambeau/Minocqua area is a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts no matter what the weather.
Set in the heart of Wisconsin's majestic Northwoods, Lac du Flambeau has long been known was on of the best destinations for outdoor sports in the Midwest. With its combination of Northwoods charm, hundreds of thousands of forests and one of the largest concentrations of freshwater lakes in the world, there is outdoor adventure for everyone.
With more than 230,000 acres of public forest land to explore, it is a sports playground. As the summer months approach, the lakes team with activity as boaters and anglers hit the more than 3,200 lakes in search of the mighty muskellunge. Walleye, northern pike and bass are also prevalent in the region's 3,200 lakes, while many of the area's smaller streams offer brown trout.
Fishing and boating aren't the only warm weather attractions. The Northern-Highland American Legion State Forest offers wonderful hiking and biking opportunities, including the 18-mile Bearskin Trail. Golfers will find a wide variety of public courses in the area, and families with children can take advantage of numerous petting zoos, miniature golf and family attractions. On the Lac du Flambeau Reservation, visitors can explore Wa-Swa-Goning, a recreated 20-acre Indian village; or try their luck at Lake of the Torches Casino. The nationally renowned Min-Aqua Bats Waterski Show performs on Lake Minocqua, while musicals, comedies and children's theatre can be seen at the Northern Lights Playhouse in nearby Hazelhurst. For visitors with an interest in history, the area offers five museums, while shoppers can choose from dozens of unique gift, antique and clothing shops.