The small town with a BIG SMILE

The City of Chetek invites you to enjoy the beauty of our lakes and year-round recreational activities. Located on the shores of Chetek and Prairie Lakes, which are part of the famed Six Lakes Chain encompassing many miles of shoreline, tourism has been a major industry in Chetek for more than five generations. The Chetek area has much to offer, whatever your interests. The prime attraction to Chetek is, of course, our fabulous Chetek Chain of Six Lakes – Chetek Lake, Prairie Lake, Pokegama Lake, Ojaski Lake, Ten Mile Lake and Moose Ear Lake. All together these lakes cover some 3,800 surface acres with over 120 miles of shoreline, dotted with islands and many quiet bays. People come to these lakes annually to fish, to swim, to sun, in short, to just enjoy all that such a tremendous resource as these lakes have to offer.

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The City of Chetek is a thriving community of around 2,000 year-round residents, plus at least that many more that reside around the shores of our lakes. The city itself has excellent educational and health care facilities, churches of many denominations, a strong industrial base plus retail trade area. It is an easy community to reach, being located right on U.S. Highway 53 Freeway, a four-lane controlled-access highway just 45 minutes north of 1-94 and Eau Claire. And when you get here you will find a population of fun-loving, dedicated people who work hard to keep Chetek such a great place to live. Enjoy your stay, we’ll enjoy having you. And if it can’t be found in Chetek, our location in northwestern Wisconsin puts us less than an hour away from more metropolitan surroundings.

Fishing abounds in the fertile waters of the Chetek Lakes. Crappies, bluegills, perch, bullheads, bass, northerns and walleyes are all sought after and caught in these waters. The chain is stocked every year with over 100,000 walleye fingerlings, courtesy of the DNR and the local Lakes Protection Association. By all estimates, over 400,000 fish are taken annually from the waters of this popular fishery. Chetek’s floating islands received national fame several years ago when one of the largest ones broke free and threatened docks, shorelines and bridges. Today they are mostly tied down and provide excellent fishing habitat.

For your shopping, recreation and vacation convenience, the Chetek area offers: groceries, pharmacy, hardware, barber and beauty shops, sport and bait shops, 43 resorts and motels, cafes and supper clubs, variety stores, laundry facilities, medical, dental, eye, and chiropractic clinics, weekly newspaper, several industries, industrial park served by municipal water and sewer and ready to move into, auto service stations, legal offices, marina, realty offices, two golf courses, public beach, veterinary clinic, 17 boat landings, two county parks, bakeries, liquor and convenience stores, camp grounds, bowling alleys, specialty shops, a florist, plenty of good fishing and lots of friendly people ready to make your visit to this area very memorable.

Chetek Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 747, Chetek, WI 54728-0747
Phone: (715) 924-4496

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