Activities, Attractions

Discover Oneida County’s best beaches

With more than 1,000 lakes, Oneida County has plenty of places to keep cool when summer weather hits. Whether you’re looking to take a dip, cruise around in a kayak, or just stick your toes in the sand, you’ll find lots of public beaches to enjoy throughout the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Here’s a look at some of our favorites.

Minocqua Area

  • Torpy Park – You’ll find this beach in the heart of Minocqua. There’s a picnic area at the beach as well as tennis courts.
  • Buffalo Lake – This public beach is located off Highway J near Woodruff.
  • Clear Lake – This beach is located off Highway J, just north of Minocqua.

Three Lakes/Sugar Camp

  • Sugar Camp – This swimming beach is located off Hwy 17 North in Sugar Camp.
  • Maple Lake – In downtown Three Lakes you’ll find this fine swimming beach.

Lake Tomahawk

  • Town Line Lake – This beach is located off Highway 47 near the intersection of K. It features a picnic area.


  • Hodag Park – This beach on Boom Lake is located off Thayer Street. The adjacent park features basketball and tennis courts as well as picnic areas.
  • Buck Lake – A public beach and picnic area are located off Hixon Lake Road.


  • Lake Katherine – You’ll find this public beach off Highway 51 near Ryden’s Marine.

Pelican Lake

  • Lake Venus – The beach and picnic area are located off Highway 8.
  • Pelican Lake – This public beach can be found off Highway 45.


  • Swimming is available at SARA Park, Frenchtown Beach, Crystal Beach and Spirit Flowage Beach.
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