Oneida County Information Guide

Located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, Oneida County is the most densely populated county in Northeastern Wisconsin. Oneida County covers 1,125 total square miles, including 74,415 acres of lakes and rivers amounting to approximately 10% of the total Oneida County area. Incorporated into Oneida County's geographical make up is over 1,000 lakes, including three of Wisconsin’s largest lakes.

Oneida County encompasses 20 towns and the City of Rhinelander which is the sole incorporated municipality. A twenty-one member board of supervisors oversees the county government; the City of Rhinelander has a mayor/council government and each of the 20 towns is supervised by the town board.

Rhinelander, the county seat of Oneida County, is the largest city in Northeastern Wisconsin. Rhinelander is the economic and industrial hub serving not only Northeastern Wisconsin, but also the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


5 Reasons We Love Oneida County

There are lots of reasons to love Oneida County. Here are just a few to inspire your next getaway to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

  • 1

    Hundreds of Lakes to Fish

    Anglers can choose from hundreds of lakes, including the massive Three Lakes Chain, the Minocqua Chain and the vast Willow Flowage.

  • 2

    Great Paddling

    Bring your canoe or kayak (or rent one here) to explore the Tomahawk and Wisconsin Rivers, as well as the many small lakes with undeveloped shorelines.

  • 3

    Endless Trails

    Visitors will discover abundant trail opportunities in Oneida County. Go biking on the McNaughton Trail, suitable for riders of all ability levels. Or, take a hike on the Raven Nature Trail and enjoy beautiful Northwoods scenery.

  • 4

    Interesting Attractions

    Like Pioneer Park in Rhinelander or Northwoods Zip Line in Minocqua.

  • 5

    Wonderful Northwoods Scenery

    Oneida County is one of the most beautiful places in the Midwest. Enjoy dazzling waterscapes, beautiful pine forests and abundant wildlife.