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Lake Tomahawk

Oneida County - Wisconsin
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Lake Tomahawk is a freshwater lake located in the northern region of Wisconsin. It is situated in Oneida County, approximately 10 miles (16 km) southeast of the city of Minocqua.

The lake covers an area of approximately 3,462 acres (13.7 km²) and has a maximum depth of 84 feet (26 m). It is a popular destination for boating, fishing, and swimming, as well as other water-based recreational activities. The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including musky, walleye, northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and panfish.

There are several public access points around the lake, including a county park that offers a boat launch, fishing pier, and beach. Additionally, there are several marinas and resorts on the lake that offer boat rentals, fishing charters, and other amenities.

The area around Lake Tomahawk is known for its natural beauty, with dense forests, rolling hills, and scenic views. There are several hiking and biking trails in the area, as well as opportunities for hunting, camping, and wildlife viewing.

In the winter, the lake attracts ice fishermen and snowmobilers, and there are several nearby ski resorts and other winter recreational activities in the surrounding area.

Overall, Lake Tomahawk is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and families in Wisconsin, offering a wide range of activities and amenities year-round. It is also located in close proximity to other popular attractions in Oneida County, such as the Minocqua Winter Park and the Wildwood Wildlife Park.


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Head to Oneida County in the heart of Wisconsin's Northwoods to find everything you need for a laid-back getaway, including friendly cabins, resorts, and cottages, tasty restaurants, family-friendly attractions, and great options for outdoor recreation.

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For more information on things to do and see check out oneidacountywi.com

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Welcome to the communities of Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, and Woodruff - Nature's Original Water Park?. We are located in Northern Wisconsin's Lake Country where there are thousands of lakes, rivers, and streams that literally saturate the geography. Vacationers have long been visiting the Minocqua Area to enjoy all this water by boating, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, atving, and more. There are no admission fees and we're open year-round!
For more information on things to do and see check out minocqua.org

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Tomahawk, WI

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How big is Lake Tomahawk?
Lake Tomahawk is approximately 3,462 sq acres (14.0 sq km) in size.

How deep is Lake Tomahawk?
Lake Tomahawk is approximately 84 feet (25.6 m) at its deepest point with an average depth of 33 feet (10.1 m).

What kind of fish can you catch in Lake Tomahawk?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Panfish, Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in Lake Tomahawk.


Are there fishing guides or charters for Lake Tomahawk?
Yes! There are fishing guides and charters for Lake Tomahawk and/or the surrounding area. Might we suggest Captain Hooks Fishing Adventures?

Are there places to stay in the Lake Tomahawk area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Lake Tomahawk and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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Business Card: Jackson's Lakeside Cottages
Jackson's Lakeside Cottages
St. Germain, WI
(715) 479-8640
about 9 miles away
Business Card: St. Germain Lodge & Resort
St. Germain Lodge & Resort
St. Germain, WI
(715) 542-3433
about 9 miles away
Business Card: Black Bear Lodge
Black Bear Lodge
St. Germain, WI
(715) 479-5778
about 10 miles away
Business Card: Maplewood Resort
Maplewood Resort
Eagle River, WI
(715) 479-8477
about 11 miles away
Business Card: Willow Wood Lodge
Willow Wood Lodge
Hazelhurst, WI
(715) 453-4929
about 12 miles away
Business Card: The Woodlands Resort
The Woodlands Resort
Sayner, WI
(262) 661-3968
about 13 miles away

Are there bait or tackle shops near Lake Tomahawk?
Yes, there are some nearby bait or tackle shops in the vacinity of Lake Tomahawk.
Business Card: Willow Wood Lodge
Willow Wood Lodge
Hazelhurst, WI
(715) 453-4929
about 12 miles away
Business Card: Dewey Catchem and How Bait Shops
Dewey Catchem and How Bait Shops
Minocqua, WI
(715) 358-5130
about 4 miles away

Are there topographical lake maps available Lake Tomahawk?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Lake Tomahawk (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Are there boat launches on Lake Tomahawk?
We know of 3 public boat launches on Lake Tomahawk. Please observe any specific lake regulations posted by the boat launch and please help keep the launch area free of litter.

Lake Tomahawk area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Lake Tomahawk area:
Business Card: Let's Minocqua Visitors Bureau + Chamber of Commerce
Let's Minocqua Visitors Bureau + Chamber of Commerce
Minocqua, WI
(715) 356-5266
about 3 miles away
Business Card: Fish Minocqua - Dave Lang
Fish Minocqua - Dave Lang
Minocqua, WI
(715) 356-9608
about 3 miles away
Business Card: Dewey Catchem and How Bait Shops
Dewey Catchem and How Bait Shops
Minocqua, WI
(715) 358-5130
about 4 miles away
Business Card: Oneida County Wisconsin
Oneida County Wisconsin
Madison, WI
(800) 236-3006
about 9 miles away
Business Card: Jackson's Lakeside Cottages
Jackson's Lakeside Cottages
St. Germain, WI
(715) 479-8640
about 9 miles away
Business Card: St. Germain Lodge & Resort
St. Germain Lodge & Resort
St. Germain, WI
(715) 542-3433
about 9 miles away
Business Card: Black Bear Lodge
Black Bear Lodge
St. Germain, WI
(715) 479-5778
about 10 miles away
Business Card: Maplewood Resort
Maplewood Resort
Eagle River, WI
(715) 479-8477
about 11 miles away
Business Card: Willow Wood Lodge
Willow Wood Lodge
Hazelhurst, WI
(715) 453-4929
about 12 miles away
Business Card: The Woodlands Resort
The Woodlands Resort
Sayner, WI
(262) 661-3968
about 13 miles away

Are there places to eat and drink near Lake Tomahawk?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What are the fishing regulations for Lake Tomahawk?
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Lake Tomahawk that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 847-9367 or cell #367. Need a Wisconsin fishing license?

General Restrictions
  • Bag limits are for fish caught in all lakes in the MINOCQUA CHAIN including KAWAGUESAGA LAKE, LITTLE TOMAHAWK LAKE, MID LAKE, MINOCQUA LAKE, MUD LAKE
  • Catch and release fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass is open year round unless otherwise noted.
  • Motor Trolling is allowed with 1 hook, bait, or lure per angler, and 3 hooks, baits, or lures maximum per boat.

What is the bottom composition of Lake Tomahawk?
Lake Tomahawk's bottom composition is comprised of sand (55%), rock (21%), gravel (19%) and muck (5%).

Explore the Lake Tomahawk area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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What aquatic invasive species are found in Lake Tomahawk?
There are some aquatic invasive species found in Lake Tomahawk including Aquatic forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides), Banded Mystery Snail, Chinese Mystery Snail, Curly-Leaf Pondweed, Eurasian Water-Milfoil, Purple Loosestrife, Rusty Crayfish and Yellow Iris.

Join us in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species These sneaky creatures can hitch a ride on boats, clinging onto propellers, anchor lines, and trailers. They can even survive in hidden places like bilge water and ballast tanks, or disguise themselves in dirt and sand that sticks to nets, buckets, anchors, and waders. But don't worry, we have the power to stop them in their tracks with just a few simple steps. So let's do our part and protect our waters from these unwanted invaders.


What is the average air temp for Lake Tomahawk?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Lake Tomahawk? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 50°F (10°C) to a low around 30°F (-1°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Lake Tomahawk?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Lake Tomahawk.

For more Wisconsin State Park information see our State Park Guide.

Lake Tomahawk Reviews
Below is the word on street about Lake Tomahawk.
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brad b.
4 star rating
Catch and release only on walleye
Reviewed Dec 29, 2015
tanner h.
4 star rating
good if you can find fish there good but there is alot of other boats out there and it gets kinda chopy.
Reviewed Aug 14, 2012
michael a.
5 star rating
This is my favorite lake in the northwoods. Lots of fish with plenty of big ones. I seldom leave disappointed. Expect to find plenty of smallmouth bass, nice walleye, crappie, and big muskies. Bluegill and perch run small. The only problem is that there is too much traffic. It can be hard to fish on weekends.
Reviewed May 17, 2010

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DISTANCE ACRES MAX DEPTH
Inkwell Lake 1.2 mi 13 32 ft
Three Little Lakes 1.5 mi 20 27 ft
Long Lake 2.0 mi 12 10 ft
Mid Lake 2.0 mi 221 12 ft
Mud Lake 2.2 mi 41 26 ft
Miller Lake 2.2 mi 15 29 ft
Little Tomahawk Lake 2.4 mi 163 48 ft
Zottle Lake 2.4 mi 27 38 ft
Little Carr Lake 2.4 mi 51 30 ft
Bird Lake 2.5 mi 97 40 ft
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