Cities & Towns in Vilas County, WI

Vilas County, county in Wisconsin, United States. As of 2020 county had an estimated population of 22,356 inhabitants. The county was created 131 years ago in 1893. Its county seat is Eagle River.

There are 9 city/town in Vilas County, WI. The largest city of Vilas County is Lac du Flambeau with a population of 3,517. Other cities include, Arbor Vitae population 3,453, Saint Germain population 2,166, Eagle River population 1,582, Phelps population 1,291

Lac du Flambeau

Lac du Flambeau, Census designated place

Arbor Vitae
Arbor Vitae

Arbor Vitae, Civil town in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Saint Germain

Saint Germain, Saint Germain is a city in Vilas County, Wisconsin

Known as the "Playground of the Midwest," Vilas County in northern Wisconsin is home to numerous popular vacation towns and recreational communities. Though small in size, each city and town in Vilas County boasts its own character and identity. Some of the most notable communities include Eagle River, Lac du Flambeau, Minocqua, Woodruff, and St. Germain.

Eagle River serves as the county seat and provides easy access to excellent fishing on the chain of 28 lakes located throughout the area. Lac du Flambeau is named for its stunning 12-lake chain and has a rich Native American history. Minocqua is considered the crown jewel for family fun and summer water sports. Woodruff and St. Germain offer more isolated wilderness escapes.

Vilas County is a county in the north-central part of Wisconsin, with a population of 22,441 as of the 2020 Census. It is the 49th-most populous county in Wisconsin and the 1,683rd-most populous county in the United States. The county seat is Eagle River, and the largest town is Arbor Vitae. The county was established in 1893 and named after William Freeman Vilas, a U.S. Senator and Cabinet member from Wisconsin. Vilas County is part of the Wausau-Stevens Point-Wisconsin Rapids, WI Combined Statistical Area, which includes 15 cities and towns, each with its own charm and history. Here are some brief introductions to each of them:

  • Arbor Vitae: The largest and most populous town in the county and the metropolitan area, with a population of 3,153. It is located south of Eagle River, on the shore of Big Arbor Vitae Lake. It is a scenic and recreational community, offering many outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and snowmobiling. It also has a historical society, a library, and a fire department.
  • Eagle River: The seat of government and the second-largest town in the county and the metropolitan area, with a population of 1,398. It is located in the central part of the county, on the banks of the Eagle River. It is a tourist destination, hosting many events and attractions such as the World Championship Snowmobile Derby, the Cranberry Fest, and the Northwoods Children’s Museum.
  • Boulder Junction: The third-largest town in the county and the metropolitan area, with a population of 933. It is located north of Eagle River, on the border with Iron County. It is known as the “Musky Capital of the World” because of its abundance of muskellunge fish. It also has a downtown area with shops and restaurants, a chamber of commerce, and a community center.

Beyond these centers of outdoor adventure, Vilas County also contains quaint villages like Boulder Junction and Sayner where the pace slows to a carefree seasonal rhythm. From bustling taverns to tranquil pine forests, Vilas County's towns extend small town Wisconsin charm against an idyllic natural backdrop.

All Vilas County Cities (Aphebetical)

List of cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Vilas County.

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City Name Title Population
Arbor Vitae Civil town in Vilas County, Wisconsin 3,453
Boulder Junction Civil town in Vilas County, Wisconsin 971
Conover Civil town in Vilas County, Wisconsin 1,265
Eagle River City in and county seat of Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States 1,582
Lac du Flambeau Census designated place 3,517
Manitowish Waters Town in Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States 582
Phelps Town in Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States 1,291
Presque Isle Human settlement in Vilas County, Wisconsin, United States of America 617
Saint Germain Saint Germain is a city in Vilas County, Wisconsin 2,166

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