Tracing the history of Sugar Camp is a bit like reading a good mystery story. There were many factors that led to the development of this community that, in present day, is home to 2,000 people.
The Sugar Camp Community website says, originally, the area was settled by 150 members of the Flambeau tribe who occupied an area by what is now Sugar Camp Lake and Indian Lake. There they hunted, fished, and gathered wild rice. They also harvested sap from the abundant maple trees and made maple sugar and syrup. This settlement was called, "The Sugar Camp,” a forerunner of the town’s name.
Present day Sugar Camp offers many community sponsored activities throughout the year. Of special interest is their unique ‘Disk Golf”. The Lions Club and the Sugar Camp snowmobile clubs are very active and provide many great events throughout the year.
Sugar Camp is located eight miles south of Eagle River and thirteen miles north of Rhinelander on Highway 17.
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