Tomahawk Lake (Wisconsin)

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Tomahawk Lake
Tomahawk Lake is located in Wisconsin
Tomahawk Lake
Tomahawk Lake
Tomahawk Lake is located in the US
Tomahawk Lake
Tomahawk Lake
LocationOneida County, Wisconsin
Coordinates45°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 outflowsTomahawk River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area3,392 acres (1,373 ha)
Max. depth84 ft (26 m)
Water volume111,956 acre⋅ft (138,096,000 m3)
Shore length130.2 mi (48.6 km)
Surface elevation1,585 ft (483 m)
SettlementsLake 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]


  1. ^ "Tomahawk Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Lake Survey Map: Tomahawk Lake (PDF) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 1970. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  3. ^ Oneida County (PDF) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 14, 2011. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  4. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 131.
  5. ^ Owen, David Dale (1848). Letter of the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating a report of a geological reconnoissance of the Chippewa Land District of Wisconsin, and the northern part of Iowa. p. 92. Retrieved September 13, 2014.