Tomahawk Lake (Wisconsin)

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Tomahawk Lake
Location Oneida County, Wisconsin
Coordinates 45°49′37″N 89°39′10″W / 45.826898°N 89.652644°W / 45.826898; -89.652644Coordinates: 45°49′37″N 89°39′10″W / 45.826898°N 89.652644°W / 45.826898; -89.652644
Primary outflows Tomahawk River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 3,392 acres (1,373 ha)
Max. depth 84 ft (26 m)
Water volume 111,956 acre·ft (138,096,000 m3)
Shore length1 30.2 mi (48.6 km)
Surface elevation 1,585 ft (483 m)
Settlements Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Tomahawk Lake is a lake in Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] The lake covers an area of 3,392 acres (1,373 ha) and has a maximum depth of 84 feet (26 m).[2] The community of Lake Tomahawk is located on the eastern edge of the lake.[3] Tomahawk Lake was so named from the fact its outline resembles a tomahawk.[4]

Tomahawk Lake is the source of the Tomahawk River. Historically Tomahawk Lake was part of travel route for traders and Indians who portaged to and from the Wisconsin River at the east end of the lake.[5]