Huhti, Thomas
Wisconsin Handbook, Including Door County
First Edition
Moon Travel Handbooks
Chico, CA
Original Date

Wis. Hist. Lib. in Madison has 1997 and 2001 editions.

Entries include Star Lake and most of the towns included in this database. The entry for the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation is recommended.

From the Star Lake entry: "Check out the Star Lake Forestry Plantation, on the remains of an old lumber camp on the lake. The plantation, begun in 1913, was the first attempt at silviculture in northern Wisconsin. a phenomenally successful venture, considering the forest is still around. Also in the area also [sic] you'll find the Star Lake-Plum Lake Hemlock Natural Area, one of the state forest's 14 state natural and scientific areas--€”this one 550 acres of middle- to late-middle-aged growth forest.

A lodge of some repute in Wisconsin. Hintz's North Star Lodge, tel. (715) 542-3600 or (800) 788-5215. on CR K, was once a grand old logging hotel, catering later to the Chicago railroads. The lodge offers 15 housekeeping units and two new lake homes, both with whirlpools. The lodge, however, is most popular for its cuisine--a homey eatery since before the turn of the century. Try creative Midwestern cooking--€”best pot roast around and. of course. worthy walleye. Rates start at $95 d, with multi-night minimums.

The Whippoorwill Inn, tel. (715) 542-3333, at 7919 CR K on the lake. is a lavishly appointed B&B. with five rooms in an almost 10.000square-foot log dwelling. No creature comfort is left undone and exquisite food is served. Rates start at $95.

For hardcore north woods Wisconsin lodging--where they advertise spartan cabins as "well and sturdily built-" and "4-men cabins"-- try the Silver Muskie Resort, tel. (715) 5423420. The name lets you in on their usual repeat customers--anglers and hunters. This place is dirt cheap for the location--$310 per week for a one-bedroom cabin, all the way to $510 for a three-bedroom.

  • Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake
  • UW Madison/Wis Hist Soc