Rhinelander the town is a typical "big" northwoods town. The town was settled around the river and is more industrial in nature than the other towns on the site. Rhinelander is the Oneida County seat and is "Home of the Hodag", where the HODAG music festival, Oneida County Fair, and Potato Fest is held every year. There are a lot of fast food places and other chain stores in town including a Menards and a Home Depot. There are some nice lakes outside of town and the Boom and Moen Lake Chains are part of the town.
More information about Rhinelander Below




Grocery Stores: Location:
WalMartNorth Side
Bessy's Meat MarketSouth Side
Golden HarvestSouth Side
Closest Hospital:
Ascension St. Mary's / East Side
Nearby Biking / Hiking / Skiing Trails:
Rhinelander Community Ski Trails - This is a 1.5 mile unpaved trail that is groomed for cross country skiing in the winter. The trail is located at the Rhinelander High School.

CAVOC Trails - A 5 mile unpaved trail system located to the east of town. It is paved for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter. The terrain is hilly and suitable for intermediate to expert level cross country skiers.

Old Farm Trail - A groomed 5 mile unpaved trail suitable for cross country skiing, snowshoeing and fatbiking.

Mud Lake Trail - Eight miles of trails just north of town. Groomed for fat biking in the winter. Mostly single and double track mountain bike trail.

Newbold Town Trails - Partially paved trail that is not groomed in the winter because it becomes part of the snowmobile trail. It is 8 miles long and starts in Rhinelander and goes north to McNaughton.

Washburn Lake Trail - Fifteen mile unpaved trail that is groomed in the winter for traditional and skate-style skiing. The terrain is hilly and suitable for intermediate and advanced levels. There are seperate snowshoe and ski trails. Trail pass is required for skiing, biking, and snowshoeing.

Nearby Paddling Routes:
Tomahawk River Trips - There are various trips on the Tomahawk River that range from 2 to 6 hrs.

WI River Trips - There are also a variety of trip options on the Wisconsin River ranging from 1 to 4 hrs long.

Willow Flowage Area - The Willow Flowage offers 6,400 acres of waters to explore. Backwaters, islands, and more are available for exploration. There are 35 campsites available around the flowage.

Summary - Oneida county has a good website with suggested take ins/outs along the rivers. Check it out here.

Nearby ATV Trails:
No nearby ATV Trails
Nearby Snowmobile Trails:
Hodag Sno-Trails - Like in every other town up north, snowmobile trails run through town. From there you can go as far as you want, either north or south. All the trail systems connect with each other and are kept in great condition.


    Distance from Town Center
Surrounding Towns:
Eagle River - Thirty minutes north of Rhinelander is Eagle River. Eagle River is the original vacation destination of the northwoods. It is most famous for it's 28 lake chain of lakes which is the biggest freshwater chain in the world. The town has all the modern conveniences but retains a small town mom and pop feel.

Three Lakes - Thirty minutes northeast of town lies Three Lakes. Three Lakes is a quaint laid back little northwoods town that was voted the best town in America a few years back.

Minocqua - Minocqua is a thirty minute drive up Hwy 47 (yes, Rhinelander is 30 minutes from everywhere it seems). Minocqua has the most going on of all the northwoods towns. Tons of places to eat, tons of outdoor activities, tons of people to watch doing people things if people-watching is entertaining for you.




Lake Name Access Acres Type Distance Avg Depth Clarity Chain
Alva LakePublic199Seepage25 min27 ft18.8 ftNo
Squash LakePublic392Seepage16 min22 ft18.4 ftNo
Two Sisters LakePublic719Spring Fed24 min30 ft16.6 ftNo
Long LakePublic113Seepage26 min23 ft16 ftNo
Flannery LakePublic107Seepage14 min12 ft15.8 ftNo
Manson LakePublic236Drainage20 min26 ft12.6 ftNo
Mildred LakePublic191Seepage17 min12 ft12 ftNo
Crescent LakePublic626Spring Fed15 min17 ft11.5 ftNo
Tom Doyle LakePublic108Drainage23 min16 ft10.8 ftNo
Soo LakeSemi-Public133Seepage15 min6 ft10.4 ftNo
Moen LakePublic461Drainage10 min8 ft9.9 ftMoen
Pine LakePublic242Drainage18 min15 ft9 ftNo
Third LakePublic103Drainage13 min6 ft8.7 ftMoen
Second LakePublic111Drainage14 min5 ft8.3 ftMoen
East Horsehead LakePublic191Spring Fed32 min15 ft8.1 ftNo
Fourth LakePublic253Drainage18 min7 ft8 ftMoen
Shepard LakePublic179Drainage3 min10 ft8 ftNo
Lake JuliaPublic241Seepage7 min10 ft7.8 ftNo
Thunder LakePublic172Drainage7 min6 ft7.8 ftNo
West Horsehead LakePublic145Drainage28 min11 ft7.5 ftNo
Fifth LakePublic238Drainage25 min6 ft7.4 ftMoen
Lake CreekPublic172Drainage6 min5 ft7.1 ftRhinelander
Oscar Jenny LakePublic101Seepage23 min12 ft7.1 ftNo
Emma LakePublic227Seepage17 min9 ft7 ftNo
Snowden LakePublic135Seepage13 min6 ft6.8 ftNo
Oneida LakePublic255Drainage27 min10 ft6.6 ftNo
Jennie Webber LakePublic237Drainage9 min5 ft6.5 ftNo
Bass(31) LakePublic124Drainage14 min7 ft6 ftRhinelander
Rhinelander FlowagePublic1,372Drainage9 min5 ft6 ftNo
Boom LakePublic437Drainage5 min11 ft4.8 ftRhinelander
Hancock LakePublic259Drainage27 min11 ft4.4 ftNo
Lake GeorgePublic435Drainage12 min14 ft3.5 ftNo
Thompson LakePublic401Drainage12 min11 ft2.7 ftNo
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