Lake Tomahawk is a quiet community located in the middle of the beautiful Northern Highland–American Legion State Forest. The many lakes of the area, including Horsehead Lake, Tomahawk Lake and Two Sisters Lake, are ideal places to open the fishing season and provide fantastic angling throughout the year.
Area flowages provide endless opportunities for wilderness paddling. The vast waterways of the Rainbow Flowage provide many acres of fishing, boating, canoeing and kayaking. Bald eagles are a frequent sight on this huge body of water. The Rainbow Flowage is part of the Wisconsin River. Canoeing and kayaking are available both upstream and downstream from the flowage.
The hunting is excellent in the Lake Tomahawk area. Each fall, a number of large bucks are taken in the area. Lake Tomahawk’s ruffed grouse hunting is also very good. The Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest is a top location for grouse hunting in the fall.
Snowmobiling is popular in Lake Tomahawk. Local snowmobile trails are kept in tip-top shape by the dedicated volunteers of the Lake Tomahawk Sno-Fleas snowmobile club. Cross-country skiing is popular as well. The McNaughton Trail, Raven Trail and Madeline Ski Trail are located within a short drive of Lake Tomahawk.
Lake Tomahawk is known as the “World Capital of Snowshoe Baseball.” The snowshoe baseball tradition dates back to 1961. The unique sport has helped put Lake Tomahawk on the map, generating national media attention, including television features. Games are played at 7:30pm every Monday night for seven weeks during the summer, beginning the last week in June.
Also gaining national attention is the Lake Tomahawk Meat Market. This small artisan shop is famous for its many varieties of brats. The meat market has become a destination for foodies and meat lovers from around the Midwest and has been featured on the Food Network.
Don’t miss fun events happening during the summer in Lake Tomahawk, including snowshoe baseball games and the Fourth of July parade with spectacular fireworks display. Each fall, the Lake Tomahawk Lioness Club sponsors the Lake Tomahawk Fall Festival, which features food, crafts, art and antiques.