Clam Lake, Wisconsin

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Clam Lake, Wisconsin
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
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.636 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Land0.370 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water0.266 sq mi (0.69 km2)
 • Total37
 • Density58/sq mi (22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
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]

Situated near the headwaters of the Chippewa Flowage, the area encompasses several smaller lakes that host prime Musky fishing.

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]


  1. ^ "Clam Lake, Wisconsin". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Clam Lake, Wisconsin WI Community Profile/Ashland County, WI Data, 2009-01-29. Accessed 2009-01-29
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  4. ^ WDNR - Elk in Wisconsin Archived 2009-02-26 at the Wayback Machine, 2008-10-06. Accessed 2009-01-29
  5. ^ USA Today Wisconsin: Expand elk herd and hunters will come, 2012-09-22. Accessed 2012-09-23
  6. ^ "Navy Fact File" (PDF). U.S. Navy. Retrieved 9 March 2012.

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