Three Lakes is home to a broad array of service organizations ranging from hobby, to sport, to community service, and to culture. Check out all that we have to offer!
- Three Lakes Waterfront Association
- Three Lakes Center for the Arts Theater and Gallery
- Three Lakes Fire Department and Medic 10
- Three Eagle Trail Foundation Inc.
- Three Lakes Lions Club
- Reiter Senior and Community Center
- Three Lakes Community Health Foundation
- Three Lakes Trails Inc
- Northern Lights Snowmobile Club
- Three Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary
- Three Lakes American Legion Post 431 and Auxiliary
- Three Lakes Women’s Club Inc.
- The Friends of the Demmer Memorial Library
- Three Lakes Fish and Wildlife Improvement Association
- Three Lakes Aqua Devils
- Three Lakes School and Community Arts Association
- Three Lakes Theater Company
- Three Lakes Historical Society
- Three Lakes Genealogical Society
- Three Lakes Red Suspenders Society
- Headwaters Chapter Muskies, Inc.
The Three Lakes Waterfront Association (TLWA) is a nonprofit organization founded in July of 1967 to protect and improve the quality of lakes in the Three Lakes area. TLWA strives to preserve natural resources, prevent water pollution, promote safe and responsible boating, and protect shoreline habitat through the efforts of volunteers. TLWA also informs members of legislation and environmental issues. Through the implementation of the “Clean Boats, Clean Waters” and the “Adopt-A-Shoreline” programs, TLWA volunteers are actively educating the public about the serious impact Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) can have on our lakes. TLWA membership is open to all residents and property owners in the Three Lakes area. Please join our efforts to preserve the pristine beauty of our lakes. For more information visit www.threelakeswaterfrontassociation.com or write to P.O. Box 145 Three Lakes, WI 54562
Three Lakes Center for the Arts (TLCAN) is a group of volunteer residents, both year round and seasonal, helping to create recognition of Three Lakes as a Center for the Arts in the Northwoods by promoting local artists, writers, performers, singers, musicians, sculptors, dancers, nationally recognized furniture makers, and fine artists. TLCAN sponsors art classes for adults and children, an artist biography of the month, “Art on Main” and supports a downtown Three Lakes gallery and movie theater.
Visit the website for event dates or call 715.546.2299 for information. Current Fall Art Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday Noon-4pm
Providing service to the community since 1937, the Three Lakes Fire Department (TLFD) is composed of dedicated volunteers who give their time and energy to protect those in the immediate and surrounding communities. Medic 10 is an ambulance based in Three Lakes, owned by Oneida County, and managed by St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. Medic 10 provides excellent, 24/7/365 emergency coverage. The extremely dedicated staff runs over 200 calls a year. The Department is always looking for new members to complement the current staff. For information, contact the Three Lakes Fire Department at 715-546-3311
The Firemen’s Flea Market is held in Cy William’s Park, every Wednesday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For Flea Market information contact Louis Gerzic or Betty Lutzka at 715.546.2881
The Three Eagle Trail is an 8.5-mile long pedestrian pathway with a ten foot wide crushed limestone surface. It begins in Three Lakes at the Don Burnside Park, and heads north up the old Chicago & Northwestern Rail right-of-way. It follows the rail grade for about 3.5 miles, then winds its way west through a beautiful landscape of woodlands and wetlands. The terrain is level to gently rolling. The north section of the trail will take you to a very quiet and remote area so be prepared. Water, a first aid kit, insect repellant and bike repair tools are recommended. The northern end of the trail follows Sundstein Road, a quiet road that passes through the town of Lincoln on its way to Eagle River. There is a small parking area on Sundstein Road, adjacent to the trail.
The trail is an excellent way for the entire family to enjoy the northwoods while getting some fresh air and exercise. Motor vehicles are not allowed on the trail except for snowmobilers on the southern rail grade section during snowmobile season. This is a community facility funded in part by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and by local citizens and businesses. For more information visit www.3eagletrail.com target=”_blank” or write to the Three Eagle Trail Foundation, Inc P.O. Box 297, Three Lakes, WI 54562
“60 Years of Service to the Community 1952-2012.”
The Lions Club provides and maintains the Maple Lake beach facilities; sponsors youth sports programs and academic scholarships; and assists in student international programs. They organize and finance the ever-popular July 4th Parade, run the eyeglass-recycling program and support all community charitable causes. Their events are listed in the Calendar of Events.
For more information, contact Lion Kay Coates at 715.546.2954
Originally named the Community Senior Center, the Reiter Center was renamed in 2000 to honor the late Edith Reiter whose generosity made the completion of this beautiful building possible. The Center provides meeting space for non-profit organizations, facilities for the Senior Nutrition Program, and a location for public assistance programs and Nicolet College courses. With a state-of-the-art restaurant-style kitchen, a bar, the Reiter Ball Room and three conference rooms, the Reiter Center is the perfect location for weddings, receptions, graduation parties, showers, reunions and anniversary parties!
For reservations or more information, contact the office Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, 9am – 1pm at 715-546-2552
Three Lakes Community Health Foundation
The Three Lakes Community Health Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3), tax deductible, not-for-profit charity. TLCHF was formed to improve & oversee primary healthcare for residents and visitors to Three Lakes. The Foundation recently completed the purchase of the Three Lakes Clinic property which is occupied by Aspirus, our primary healthcare provider. TLCHF is preparing an action plan for the future to expand the clinic services by bringing medical specialists to Three Lakes. To accomplish this will require the focus, energy, resources and assistance of many volunteers. We hope you will participate in whatever capacity you feel comfortable with. TLCHF was formed to be a “hands-on, grass-roots” community-based organization. For more information, please contact Kim Starke at 715-546-2728
Three Lakes Trails Inc.
Formed in 1984, Three Lakes Trails, Inc. (TLT) is a volunteer, not-for-profit, non-stock corporation responsible for 90 miles of state funded trails and 40 miles of locally funded trails. These trails run through the Nicolet National Forest, Oneida County and Forest County attracting thousands of snowmobilers to the northwoods annually. Snowmobilers will appreciate the hundreds of volunteer hours clocked keeping our trails safe, clear and well marked. TLT appreciates the generosity and cooperation of private landowners and the Three Eagle Trail Foundation. Without this cooperation, the Three Lakes trail system could not exist. TLT is a community corporation meeting monthly, except in the summer. For more information contact Treasurer, Dick Selman 715-546-2757
This local club schedules informal rides for its members and guests. The typical season includes a schedule of lunch and dinner rides, and an overnight outing. Informal rides begin in town each Wednesday and Friday morning. In addition to its riding and other social activities, the club supports Three Lakes Trails, Inc. with fund raising and volunteer trail work. They meet the 4th Monday of each month from September through March. For more information contact Jim Nykolayko at 715-546-8372 or at email@example.com
Formed in 1992, after two major downtown fires, the Auxiliary’s purpose is to bring food and beverages to firefighters and EMTs as needed during emergencies. The group’s main fundraiser is “Pumpkin Fest” held the second Saturday in October. The festival is an indoor-juried event featuring well over 100 quality crafters, homemade soups and bakery items including “Sally’s Famous Cinnamon Rolls,” irresistible caramel apples, and a well-rounded food court. Proceeds from “Pumpkin Fest” are used for the purchase of needed fire department equipment. The Auxiliary has already helped to provide the department with the “Jaws of Life,” a GPS laptop, an ATV rescue vehicle, generators for fire scene illumination and furnishings for the fire station.
Those interested in volunteering for ”Pumpkin Fest” or in Auxiliary Cookbooks may contact President Cindy Starke, 715-546-2042
A group of local World War I veterans chartered the Three Lakes Post 431 in January of 1945. A few months later, in April 1945, the Three Lakes American Legion Auxiliary was chartered. For more than 60 years, the two have been active in local civic and Legion affairs. The Post Firing Squad and Color Guard regularly appear in parades, at funerals and patriotic ceremonies throughout the region. The Legion Bar is open to the public. For more information call 715.546.3431
The Women’s Club invites women from Northwood’s communities, both year round and seasonal, to join in their support of education. To help in this effort, the Women’s Club hosts a scholarship benefit Luncheon/Fashion Show every September. Monthly meetings and events are listed in the Calendar of Events. The Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm at the Reiter Center.
For more information, contact President Jan Hintz at 715-546-2712
The Friends of the Demmer Memorial Library is a volunteer organization for persons in the Three Lakes community and surrounding areas. Our objective is to promote knowledge and use of the Library’s functions, to increase relationships between the Library and the community at large, and to serve as informal spokespersons to create goodwill, interest and enthusiasm for the Demmer Library. For more information, contact 715.546.3391
The Three Lakes Fish & Wildlife Improvement Association was established in 1990. It is a non-profit dedicated to conservation, youth education, wildlife habitat improvement, fishery enhancement, and maintenance of public facilities used by hunters, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts.
The group’s main fund-raiser is the lavish “Wild Game Feed” held each June. Other annual events include Hunter Safety Programs, a Youth Basketball Tournament, Kids Free Fishing Day, and the presentation of the Koshuta Scholarship.
Projects sponsored by the Fish & Wildlife Improvement Association include the “Three Lakes Chain Fish Crib Book,” bluegill stocking, boat landing projects, the Three Lakes High School wildlife display, game trail maintenance, lake surveys, deer aging surveys and the conservation of Maple Lake. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information contact Jim Bollmann Sr. at 715.546.3588
Since 1958, the Three Lakes Aqua Devils have been entertaining summer crowds on the waters of Big Stone Lake. The “home” of the Aqua Devils is the Phyllis B. Felland Memorial Water Ski Park, located just past the Big Stone Golf Course. The Aqua Devils are passionate about water skiing, and they enjoy dazzling audiences with ballet, swivel, trick skiing, pyramids, jumping, and bare footing. Team members range in age from four to adult and include many second and third generation members, some of which are state and nationally ranked. The Aqua Devils depend on local and audience support so for great family fun, head three miles south on Highway 32, turn left on Golf Course Loop Road and watch for the Water Ski Park signs.
For more information on the show or on joining the Aqua Devils, contact 715.367.0539
Wednesdays & Saturdays at 6:30 pm mid- June through mid-August. Concessions available. Free admission.
The mission of the Three Lakes School/Community Arts Association (TLS/CAA) is to provide an opportunity for students and others in the Three Lakes area to enjoy the performing arts. The TLS/CAA’s vision is to expand the audience’s listening experience, provide performances of high quality, and keep the ticket prices low. Upcoming performances are listed on the Calendar of Events. Series or individual tickets can be purchased at M&I Bank in Three Lakes. For more information, call 715.546.8306
Three Lakes Theater Company
A non-profit organization that puts on a quality play semi-annually. The productions involve the contributions of many local businesses.
The Museum offers seven buildings open to the public on lovely maintained grounds, and features the over 100-year-old Johnson House which is accessed by commemorative brick walkways personalized by Museum supporters. Another building open for touring is a replica of a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) barracks. This building’s exterior and interior lumber was cut from trees planted by the CCC in the 1930?s. Some of the area’s notable citizens are also featured, including Sam Campbell, Carl Marty, Cy Williams and Skip Wagner. Self-guided and group tours are available Tuesday – Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 11 am – 3 pm or by appointment. After Labor Day, the Museum is open Saturdays through Pumpkin Fest.
For more information, contact the Museum seasonally at 715-546-2295
The Three Lakes Genealogical Society
The Three Lakes Genealogical Society was established in 2000 with the support of the Demmer Library. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month from 1- 3 pm at the library. Growing membership shows the Genealogical Society is filling a need in the community. For information, contact Nancy Brewster at the Demmer Library, 715-546-3391
Three Lakes Red Suspenders Society
The Red Suspenders Society is a non-profit group organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes beneficial to the public interest. This includes relief of the distressed or underprivileged, providing local scholarship funds, maintenance of public buildings, and highway cleanup. Meetings are held the last Monday of each month at Sankey’s Pub & Grill, Three Lakes, WI. Stop by if you are interested in becoming a member and giving back to your community.
Contact President Scott Sorge for details, 715.546.8356
Headwaters Chapter works to promote catch & release fishing, high quality Muskellunge sport fisheries, Muskellunge research, the abatement of water pollution and much more. Chapter funds remain within Oneida and Vilas Counties, with money spent primarily on education, scholarships, educational materials, boat landing improvement and for the purchase and installation of public docks at various lakes within the two counties. New members are always welcome!
To learn more or for membership information check out Headwaters Chapter Muskies Inc. – Information