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Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

Lac du Flambeau is located in the southwest corner of Vilas County an a small part of the southeast corner of Iron County. Lac du Flambeau has an approximate year round population of 3,004. Lac du Flambeau's major industry is tourism and the population nearly quadruples in the summer months. Lac du Flambeau means place where they spear fish by torchlight, which comes from the French who came to the area and saw the Ojibwe fishing with torches.

Our area affords vacationers and residents the enjoyment of a full range of water sport activities including world-class fishing, boating, swimming, and water-skiing. You can't beat the vivid colors of fall in the Lac du Flambeau area. In the winter, our premier snowmobile trails are second to none.

The Lac du Flambeau reservation was established by the treaty of September 30, 1854. The Reservation is 86,630 acres or 144 square miles. The Reservation consists of 260 lakes, 17,897 surface acres of water, 64 miles of creeks, rivers, and streams, 24,000 acres of wetlands, and 41,733 acres of forested upland. The Tribe owns 45.4%, Tribal Allotted land is 21.4% and Alienated land is 33.1%.

Lac du Flambeau is located in the 34th Assembly, represented by Dan Meyer; the 12th Senate District, State Senator Roger Breske; and the Eighth Congressional District by Mark Green.

Lac du Flambeau has two forms of local government. A Town chairman and three Town Supervisors run the town government. The Town of Lac du Flambeau Government office is located at 109 Old Abe Road.

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is a sovereign nation. Sovereignty means having the right to make decisions and act accordingly, to exercise self-determination. In the case of the Indian Nations, sovereignty involves the dual aspects of identity as nations and jurisdictional authority over tribal lands.


The mission of the Lac du Flambeau Public Library is to provide informational, cultural, educational, recreational resource and services to all residents of the Lac du Flambeau area, and encompassing the communities in Vilas County. The library is committed to freedom of information to all.


622 Peace Pipe Road
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538


LAC DU FLAMBEAU TRIBAL CAMPGROUND, located on Highway 47, not only offers a nationally recognized campground but also a beach open to the public for swimming. There is also a public paved boat launch and place to dock your boat to enjoy the beach as well as a marina where you can rent canoes or motor boats.

LEECH BEACH is located on Big Crawling Stone off of Moss Lake Road. This offers an incredibly scenic swimming experience. It has an expansive sand beach that is beneficial for swimmers of all levels.

POWELL MARSH Popular for hunters, birders, trappers and hikers. The wildlife area is 4,300 acres and to the south of Lac du Flambeau tribe owns another 8,000 acres of the marsh. There is an 1,800-acre no entry wildlife refuge in the middle of the property in effect from September 1 - December 31. View birds, waterfowl and other wildlife from the dikes or at the vista lookout on Powell Road.

ROSS ALLEN SR. PAVILION is located behind the Lac du Flambeau grade school on Highway 47. There are tennis and basketball courts, a walking/running track, baseball fields and a pavilion with picnic tables and a place for concessions.

SAND BEACH is a historical site because it overlooks Strawberry Island and Medicine Rock and is on Flambeau Lake. It is a great place to swim and it offers picnic tables and grills to help you enjoy the view.

THUNDERBIRD PARK is located in downtown Lac du Flambeau on Waswagon Street. Along with the great location it also has a pavilion.


Lac du Flambeau Elementary School
Kindergarten thru 8th
2899 State Highway 47 South
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
(715) 588-3838
Average number of students - 455

Lakeland Union High School
9th thru 12th
9573 State Hwy 70.
Minocqua, WI 54548
(715) 356-5252
Average number of students - 875

Religious Organizations

Community Presbyterian Church
Located on Hwy 47 North.
(715) 588-7150

Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
8625 Peggy's Lane
Hwy 47 south to Cty.J East to Woodruff Rd. to Peggy's Lane
Sundays @10:00 a.m.
(715) 356-4123

Lac du Flambeau Bible Baptist Church
Located on Hwy 47 in Lac du Flambeau.
Worship service 11:00am
Wednesday prayer time and Bible Study 7:00pm
(715) 588-7005

St. Anthony's of Padua
Located on Hwy 47 North
(715) 588-3148

Our Lady Queen of Peace
Located on Hwy 51 South in Manitowish Waters
(715) 543-8428

St. Isaac Jogues
5214 N. Lakeview Ave., Mercer

109 Old Abe Road
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
TEL: 715-588-3358
FAX: 715-588-7923


418 Old Abe Road
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
TEL: 715-588-3303
FAX: 715-588-7930



623 Peace Pipe Road
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
TEL: 715-588-7717