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.

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