Monthly Archives: July 2010

Oneida County Bike & Walking Trails Council

The Oneida County Bike and Walking Trails Council was formed as a result of the Healthy People Oneida County Community Health Plan. The goal for this group of individuals is to make Oneida County more “walkable” and “bikeable.” At this time there are


Minocqua Area Winter Park- During designated times.  Take Hwy 70 west of Minocqua to Squirrel Lake Rd, then 6 miles south to Scotchman’s Lake road, then east to the Park. Rhinelander Area Siroka Field-Located in downtown Rhinelander on Rives St.

Ice Skating

Minocqua Area Torpy Park – Located in downtown Minocqua. Brandy Park – Located off Lemma Creek Road, Arbor Vitae. Rhinelander Area Hodag Park – Located off Thayer St. Rhinelander Ice Arena – Located off Winnebago St. Call for open skate

Disc Golf

Sugar Camp Town Hall – located on Camp 4 Rd off Hwy 17. Three Lakes School – Course located behind the school on West School Street.

Golf Courses & Driving Ranges

Three Lakes softball fields are available for use as a driving range. Users must retrieve own balls.  There are several golf courses located in the Northwoods. Contact a local Chamber of Commerce for more information. Oneida County Chamber of Commerce

Canoeing & Kayaking

Oneida County has over 1,100 lakes. Contact a local Chamber of Commerce Office for more information. Oneida County Chamber of Commerce Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Hazelhurst Information Center Pelican Lake Chamber of Commerce Minocqua-Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Chamber of Commerce Three Lakes

Tennis Courts

Torpy Park – Located in downtown Minocqua area. Pioneer Park – Located in Rhinelander on Oneida Ave. Rhinelander High School – Available during certain times. Sugar Camp Town Hall – Located off Hwy 17N on Camp 4 Rd. (Lighted) Hazelhurst


Rhinelander Hodag Park – Located on Boom Lake off Thayer Street.  Public beach, basketball, tennis courts, picnic area. Pioneer Park – Located in Rhinelander on Oneida Ave. Tennis courts, playground,baseball diamond, museum. Shepard Park – Located on Kemp St (Hwy 8) to Boyce Drive (Hwy 17). Playground. Siroka

Swimming Pools and Weight Rooms

YMCA of the Northwoods – Located in Rhinelander on Winnebago street. Small Fee. Call for open swim times 715-362-9622. Rhinelander School District – Weight room and pool available during public times. Lakeland School District – Weight room and pool available

Public Beaches

Minocqua/Woodruff Torpy Park – Located in downtown Minocqua.  Public Beach, Picnic Area, Tennis Courts. Buffalo Lake – Located off Hwy J near Woodruff.  Public Beach Clear Lake – Locted off Hwy J near Woodruff. Public Beach Three Lakes/Sugar Camp Sugar Camp

Physical Activity Opportunities

Being physically active is just as important to health as eating right. Children need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous active play every day to grow up to a healthy weight. If this sounds like a lot, consider that 8


Use our Coalition Contact Form to offer your help with the Biking & Walking Trails Council. Almon Park Trail located 5 miles south of Rhinelander on Buck Lake. Hiking and snowshoeing. Bearskin State Trail trailhead near Hwy K and 51.

Physical Activity Opportunities

Get Moving Oneida County In the brochure linked below is a detailed list of FREE or low cost physical activity opportunities in Oneida County. Research has shown that physical activity can decrease your risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. So

Priority: Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

Vision:  Oneida County residents will live in a community that promotes and supports residents in achieving a healthy lifestyle across the lifespan. JOIN THIS PRIORITY Goals Oneida County will establish a chronic disease coalition with coalition membership that will continually

Priority: Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse and Addiction

Test Your Knowledge – Take the AODA Challenge! Vision: All residents of Oneida County live lives free of mental and physical health problems associated with misuse and abuse of drugs, including alcohol, pharmaceuticals, illicit and emerging drugs. JOIN THIS PRIORITY

Contact Us

Oneida County Health Department
100 West Keenan Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri

Telephone (715) 369-6111
Fax (715) 369-6112

To report a public health emergency or to report a notifiable disease after hours, please contact dispatch at 715-361-5100.

Click here to view map and additional contact information.



Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

Smoking Cessation - Break free of cigarettes. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

Wisconsin First Step – Information on services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 1-800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist.

Maternal and Child Health Hotline – Call 1-800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.