Clam Lake, Wisconsin

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Clam Lake
Census-designated place
Clam Lake is located in Wisconsin
Clam Lake
Clam Lake
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 46°9′50″N 90°54′7″W / 46.16389°N 90.90194°W / 46.16389; -90.90194Coordinates: 46°9′50″N 90°54′7″W / 46.16389°N 90.90194°W / 46.16389; -90.90194
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Ashland
Town Gordon
 • Total 0.636 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Land 0.370 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0.266 sq mi (0.69 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 37
 • Density 58/sq mi (22/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 54517
Area code(s) 715 and 534

Clam Lake is an unincorporated, census-designated place in the town of Gordon in Ashland County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] It is located on Wisconsin Highway 77 near County Highway GG.[2] The entire area lies within the Chequamegon National Forest, an 860,000 acre area spread across northern Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, its population was 37.[3]

Clam Lake is well known as the site of the reintroduction of Elk in Wisconsin with a herd of 25 in 1995 by the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, which has grown to an estimated 180.[4][5]

Clam Lake is the site of a U.S. Navy Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) transmitter site,[6] used to communicate with deeply submerged submarines. It was used between 1985 and 2004 but is now decommissioned.


Clam Lake is located at 46°8′6″N 90°34′43″W / 46.13500°N 90.57861°W / 46.13500; -90.57861 (46.164, -90.902).[2]


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