Lake Tomahawk – Home of Snowshoe Baseball


Lake Tomahawk signLake Tomahawk banner

Just a little north of Rhinelander is the town of Lake Tomahawk, population of 1,160 in Oneida County. This is a beautiful region of the Northwoods with many activities nearby. We arrive about 6:30 AM to a peaceful downtown, only the fishermen are up, getting some supplies and maybe bait for a day on the lake. There are plenty to choose from, more than 15 in this area.

Lake Tomahawk downtown

The Chamber of Commerce can answer your questions and help to maximize your fun during your stay.

 Lake Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce

At J & J Sports, they can take care of your fishing and hunting needs. Open 6 AM to 9 PM. You can also get wild rice, harvested by the Ojibwe Indians who live in this part of the state. Learn more about this history here.  Get your boat launch stickers here too if the Chamber is not open.

J & J Sports in Lake Tomahawk

J & J Sports at Lake Tomahawk

Lake Tomahawk Launch Fees

Lake Tomahawk is also known for an unusual sport, snowshoe baseball. The residents bemoan the end of winter when they have to put the snowshoes away, so they found a way not to!  Games are played in July and August.  Here is a video, we didn’t get a chance to see this sport when we were here. There is a wood carving dedicated to this sport just outside the Chamber of Commerce.

Snowhawk snowshoe totom pole in Lake Tomahawk

Other businesses, the brand-new Tamarack Tap, opened on July 1, 2015.

Lizzy T's Tamarac Tap open 7-1-15 in Lake Tomahawk

A squirrel pointed the way to the Lake Tomahawk Historical Museum. Didn’t get to stop and see it though. Nearby is Gregory Realty, Inc.

Lake Tomahawk Historical Museum sign

On the left we have Dan’s Upholstery and Autotrim, the Post Office, Smiley’s Pub and Sports Bar, Shamrock Pub and Eatery.

Downtown Lake Tomahawk businesses 1

Further down the street and also on our left is the Village Café, Fishboat Subs and Pizza, Handcrafted Furniture Company.

Downtown Lake Tomahawk businesses 2

Just before leaving town, we see Big Cats Gaslight, Lake Tomahawk Meat Market and The Butcher’s Wife Ice Cream-Gifts and Vintage.

Lake Tomahawk Businesses Downtown 5

We were only here about 15 minutes, we hope to have a longer visit next time to watch some snowshoe baseball.

4 thoughts on “Lake Tomahawk – Home of Snowshoe Baseball

  1. You MUST go back and go to the Meat Market! They have the best jerky and beef sticks in the state. Hope your travels take you back there soon.


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