Welcome to Namakagon

The Town of Namakagon in southern Bayfield County, Wisconsin is lightly populated, densely wooded, and a popular vacation destination in Northwest WI.  The town forms around Lake Namakagon, a trophy muskie lake, and excellent for walleye, bass, northern pike, and pan fish.  The forests here are far more populated with wildlife than people.  Deer, black bear, fox, wild turkeys, grouse, and bald eagles are often seen, and the beautifully haunting call of the common loon is heard around the lake throughout the summer.

Town of Namakagon, Bayfield County, Wisconsin

Town of Namakagon, Bayfield County, Wisconsin

Namakagon is a vacationer’s and sportsman’s dream.  Its residents live here for many of the same reasons that make it popular for tourists.  Fishing, hunting, mountain biking, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, boating, golf, you name it.  We are home to many resorts, large and small, and your choice of beautiful and secluded vacation homes to rent year around.  Visit once; return at least twice.

Town of Namakagon POPULATION: 316 as of January 1, 2022

For information on the Comprehensive Planning Commission Click Here

Town of Namakagon Board Information
Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm, everyone is welcome to this open meeting. Check with the Town Clerk to Verify date.

Click here for the Lake Namakagon map or History of Namakagon if you’re interested.

The Forest Lodge Library, located at 13450 County Highway M, is a joint library serving the communities of Cable and Namakagon.  The library is opened 6 days a week and offers services and programs to area patrons and visitors.  The library is currently working on an amazing addition project! Check out the library website at https://forestlodgelibrary.org/ to learn more about what’s going on at you library!

Visit the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce website for information on lodging, dining, recreation & events, shopping, and other local services, news and updates.

NORHTWEST CLEANSWEEP 2023 Cleansweep Schedule

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS: 2023 Seasonal trail closure



Attached is the 2023 Bayfield County Spring Load Restrictions announcement.

The Namakagon Town Board has announced that Spring weight limit restrictions will begin on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 12:00pm. When the highways become firm, the Spring weight limit restrictions will be lifted.

The Class “B” highways subject to weight limits within the Town of Namakagon are Dam Road, Crystal Lake Road and Garden Lake Road. Ordinance #22B establishes the seasonal weight limits and can be found at https://namakagon-wi.org/town-government/town-ordinances/. The seasonal weight restriction will be a six-ton load for a single axle vehicle and a ten-ton load for a tandem axle vehicle. Permit forms can be found at https://namakagon-wi.org/forms/. Permit requests need to be submitted to the Town Clerk at namakagon@cheqnet.net.

These Spring weight limitations will be enforced pursuant to Section 349.16 of the Wis. Stats.

We request all parties involved to abide by these limits in order to protect and preserve the structural capacities of the Highway System. If you have any questions about the Spring weight limit restrictions, please contact the Highway Department at 715-794-2666




Responsible-Burning Brochure

Preventing-Wildfires Brochure

For more information:


Lightning Safety

Namakagon FYI Letter 2022-2023 with inserts:

FYI 2022-2023

Dear Neighbor Letter

Transfer Station Informational Brochure