"Up North - Good For Your Soul"

Located in Oneida County, in the far northeastern portion of Wisconsin, Minocqua – originally established in 1888 as Maniwaki – is a flourishing tourist destination with a wide variety of accommodations, from rustic cabins to luxury condominium suites, along with fine dining, abundant outdoor recreation, attractions and historical museums.

Famous Bosacki's on Lake Minocqua, WI

It has one of the largest concentrations of fresh water bodies in the world, providing endless outdoor recreational opportunities for four seasons of fun in the Northwoods. Oneida County covers an area of about 1124 sq. miles. Minocqua itself (derived from the Indian word “Ninocqua”, meaning noon day rest) is located at the northern-most part of the county on an island believed to be a campground for the Chippewa during their travels...

Along with the nearby towns of Woodruff, Arbor Vitae and Hazelhurst, the greater Minocqua area is known as a water sports haven due to its more than 3,200 lakes, streams and ponds. Enjoy world-class fishing, boating and water-skiing, along with golf, biking and hiking and countless other summer activities. But it doesn’t stop there; the greater Minocqua area is a four-season vacation paradise. Come experience it for yourself and see why they say that: “up north is good for your soul!” -- R. Karl

Places to Stay

Lakefront Townhome on Lake Minocqua

Upscale Lakefront Townhouse on Lake Minocqua

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 7  (minimum stay: 3-7 nights)

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Great views of Lake Minocqua

5 Star Resort Cottages on Lake Minocqua

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 5  (minimum stay: 2-180 nights)

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Minocqua Lake location

Lake Facts

  • Size: 1339 acres
  • Depth: Ave - 23 feet; Max - 60 feet
  • Fish Species: Walleye, Musky, Northern Pike, Crapie, Bluegills, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass and panfish (Bluegill, Perch, Rock Bass)
  • Etc,: Located in Oneida, WI.  The greater Minocqua area has over 68,000 acres covered in lakes.  There are more than 100 boat launches and 18 family campgrounds in the Minocqua area.

Fishing Links

Wisconsin Hunting & Fishing Licenses:


Things to See

Art Oehmcke State Fish Hatchery

Dr. Kate Newcomb Museum (Woodruff)

Shannon Lake Trail (St. Germain)