Catching adventure in Oneida County

Fishing in Oneida County is pure heaven. Some of the most iconic lakes in the Northwoods are located in Oneida County, including the Rhinelander Flowage, Boom Lake and the Willow Flowage. The county has many smaller lakes that you might not have heard of, but they are all well stocked with fish and are waiting for your line. Here are a few tips for to make your next fishing trip to Oneida County perfect:

Save the date
Mark your calendar for key Oneida County fishing dates. The main fishing season for gamefish (like walleye and northern pike) starts May 6. Musky season starts May 27. June 3-4 is the state of Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend, when no fishing license is required (but other rules and regulations still apply.

Seize the season
Oneida County is known for its abundant gamefish—you’ll find excellent bass fishing and great walleye action. Late spring is an ideal time to target these fish, as water temperatures are optimal. Plan your spring getaway now—the fish are waiting!

Find a guide
Oneida County has plenty of knowledgeable fishing guides who will help make your fishing trip more productive and fun. These guides not only take care of all the logistics, they have years of experience on local lakes that they are more than happy to share.

Book perfect lodging
Oneida County has plenty of accommodations that are ideal for a fishing trip, including cabins, hotels, motels and resorts. Properties are filling quickly – to find the perfect place, make your reservations now.

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Uncovering Oneida County’s surprises

Uncovering Oneida County’s surprises

While Oneida County is known for its beautiful lakes and trails, it may be surprising that it is home to some amazing attractions. Some of these places fly under the radar and others are well-known establishments that have been enjoyed by generations of travelers. Here are a few attractions to check out on your next Oneida County getaway:

Three Lakes Winery

Oneida County is wine country? You bet. If you’ve never tasted the wines produced by this craft winery, you’re in for a treat. Three Lakes Winery produces wines flavored with cranberry, rhubarb and pumpkin! Stop in for a free tasting – they’re available daily throughout the year.

Kovak Planetarium

Take a cosmic journey next time you’re in Hodag Country. The Kovac Planetarium is a one-of-a-kind globe-style planetarium displaying a complete replica of the night skies. The planetarium was built by Frank Kovac, a paper worker who dreamed of becoming an astrophysicist.

Three Lakes Center for the Arts

After World War II, hundreds of military Quonset huts were repurposed into movie theaters. Just six remain, and one is located in the heart of Three Lakes. The Three Lakes Center for the Arts is housed in a structure once owned by the SeaBees in World War II. A local sports hero, Cy Williams, designed and built the original 1946 theater. Today the building is a center for arts and entertainment and it regularly hosts movies and concerts.


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