Sugar Camp is a town in Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,694 at the 2010 census. The unincorporated community of Sugar Camp is located in the town.
Sugar Camp was known as ‘Robbins’ until the 1940s.
According to the United States Census Bureau, and other sources, the town has a total area of 98.0 square miles (253.9 km2), of which, 88.9 square miles (230.2 km2) of it is land and 9.1 square miles (23.7 km2) of it (9.33%) is water.
The population in Sugar Camp is 1,694. There are 19 people per square mile aka population density. The median age in Sugar Camp is 48.6, the US median age is 37.4. The number of people per household in Sugar Camp is 2.3, the US average of people per household is 2.6.
Family in Sugar Camp
- 65.8% are married
- 7.4% are divorced
- 26.4% are married with children
- 4.3% have children, but are single
Race in Sugar Camp
- 97.6% are white
- 0.0% are black
- 0.2% are asian
- 0.0% are native american
- 0.0% claim Other
- 1.8% claim Hispanic Ethnicity
- 0.4% Two or More Races
- 0.0% Hawaiian, Pacific Islander
In the town, the population was spread out, with 19.7% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 28.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $37,118, and the median income for a family was $44,635. Males had a median income of $35,156 versus $24,405 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,135. About 4.0% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.
The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport (KRHI) serves Sugar Camp, the county and surrounding communities with both scheduled commercial jet service and general aviation services.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sugar Camp:
- Northcentral Technical College (about 61 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356)
- University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 91 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089)
- Michigan Technological University (about 97 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
- Mid-State Technical College (about 102 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
- Northern Michigan University (about 106 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 8,258)
- Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 109 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
- University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 114 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
Hospitals and medical centers near Sugar Camp:
- EAGLE RIVER HLTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EAGLE RIVER, WI)
- EAGLE RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; EAGLE RIVER, WI)
- MINISTRY ST MARYS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI)
- DAVITA – PINE CREST DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI)
- SACRED HEART, ST MARY’S INC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI)
- DR KATE’S WOODLAND MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WOODRUFF, WI)
Outdoor Points of Interest
Sugar Camp is very proud of our Disc Golf Course. It is an eighteen hole course located at the Town Hall. There is no charge to play the course.
The course presents challenges for players at many levels, including playing through trees on the front nine and open spaces and wind on the back nine.
Things to do at Sugar Camp:
- Vacation Rentals
- Fishing Tournaments
- Ice Fishing
- Cross-Country Skiing
- State Forest
Great Lakes or Chains
Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes
Crossing back and forth around the Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes, the snowmobiles roar across the frozen lake breaking the snow muffled peace of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. It isn’t a random occurrence. Dam Lake is at the convergence of several of the snowmobile trails that cross the area around Eagle River – the self proclaimed “Snowmobile Capital of the World.”
At 732 acres with a maximum depth of 32 feet, Dam Lake is also the largest and deepest of the five lakes that make up the Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes. Sand Lake is the second largest with 547 acres of water and a maximum depth of 25 feet, followed by 201-acre Chain Lake with a maximum depth of 19 feet, and 178-acre, 16-foot deep Stone Lake. Echo Lake is the smallest of the five with 93 acres of water and a maximum depth of 18 feet. Together the Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes, along with the channels that connect them, includes 2,300 acres of water all navigable by boat. The outflow of the Sugar Camp Chain of Lakes is into Rainbow Flowage which is accessible by canoe or kayak from Dam Lake.
List of Large Lakes:
Columbus Lake. Columbus Lake is a 677 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 26 feet. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.
Sugar Camp Lake. Sugar Camp Lake is a 519 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 38 feet. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Smallmouth Bass. The lake’s water clarity is very clear.
Indian Lake. Indian Lake is a 354 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 26 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake’s water is moderately clear.
Jennie Webber Lake. Jennie Webber Lake is a 237 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 8 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.
Kathan Lake. Kathan Lake is a 214 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 15 feet. Fish include Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.
Lost Lake. Lost Lake is a 160 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 18 feet. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.
Tamarack Lake. Tamarack Lake is a 101 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 22 feet. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.
Oatmeal Lake. Oatmeal Lake is a 91 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 7 feet. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Walleye.
Burnham Lake. Burnham Lake is a 74 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 6 feet. Fish include Panfish.
Art Centers, Community Centers, and ETC
The Crescent Town Hall can be rented by Crescent residents and non-residents. There are approximately 80 padded chairs, 50 folding chairs and 15 tables available for use with the hall. The hall is approximately 52 feet long and 25 feet wide.
PRE-COVID AVERAGE PRICE AND POST-COVID AVERAGE PRICE
Pre-Covid Ave Price Sold: $246,658.15
Post-Covid Ave Price Sold: $346,754.46