Welcome to Town of Chicog

Welcome Letter from Town Board 

The Town of Chicog extends its warm and hardy greetings!

You have choosen a fine place in which to reside or vacation/visit.

Allow us to tell you about our community!

The town of Chicog encompasses a total area of 45.6 square miles with approximately 2 square miles of water and 56.75 miles of local roads along with 15.79 miles of county forest roads.

Numerous lakes and streams enhance our topography with the jewel of our area. The Namekagon River, Ojibwa translation means a place abundant with sturgeons, is a designated National scenic waterway. It ribbons its way through the center of our community and provide water sports abound.

There are approximately 148,000 acres of timbered public lands in Washburn County awaiting the outdoor enthusiasts in all of us. There is something for everyone – fishing, hiking, biking, camping, hunting, trail riding, nature lovers, etc. If you take the time, Mother Nature will grab ahold of your heart and soul.

The town of Chicog is a peaceful community with an estimated 62.7% of our population between 45 to 65 years old. Don’t let that fool you as shakers and movers we are!

The town’s organizations are:

  • Chicog Emergency Support Group (ESG): An extension of the volunteer fire department who assist in emergency situations, fund raising, community events, monthly meetings, and the Walkabout Social.

  • Chicog Aquatic Invasive Species Committee (CAISC): An action group with interest in protecting and planning for the preservation of our precious lakes.

  • Angels on Our Shoulders (AOS): A newly-formed group in our infancy and in conjunction and guidance of Helping Hands, Washburn County Age & Disability Resource Center, and the Washburn County Faith in Action. This group has been designed to address issues and needs of our aging community with hope to aid in assistance and some dignity for people to remain in our homes as we age beyond our capabilities.

  • Wild Rivers Scenic Community Wildfires Protection Plan (CWPP): We live in the highest danger corridor for wildland fires in all of northwestern Wisconsin. CWPP origins are from the lessons that the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) incorporated in battling the western wildfires. This organization deals with the protection, prevention and on-going action plans for public welfare and safety including Firewise communities.

Numerous activities line our calendar of events such as the Firefighters Summer Picnic & Waterfights, Firefighters October Pancake Breakfast, Town Clean-up Day, November Hunters Feed and the winter months Walkabout Social. There is something here for everyone in the town of Chicog and the surrounding communities.

For more information such as contact information, minutes of the town’s monthly meetings, and events calendar, you want to go to our website, External link opens in new tab or windowwww.townofchicog.com and through the Minong Area Chamber of Commerce, External link opens in new tab or windowwww.minongchamber.com

We look forward in greeting you and hope you will find interest in our community.


Be sure to check out the "Town Notices"   under the "NEWS" tab


Namekagon Transit Door to Door Bus Service Has Arrived!

Starting January 2020, the Namekagon Transit Door Stop Bus Service will cover our area the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. This option will travel through the communities of Shell Lake, Spooner, Trego, Lampson, Minong, Chicog, Highway F, K, and E.
Reservations will be required for pick-up which may be made by calling 715.634.6633 option 1 at least one day ahead and before 1 p.m. of that Tuesday. It may be best to call on Monday of those weeks so to ensure you are on the list. Fares for all are $1 and for Seniors and/or disabled are $1 or 50 cents when you have the Namekagon Transit ID Card External link opens in new tab or window(Application to complete is below) . You need to have the exact change when you board the bus because the bus driver will not have any change. This is a Door Stop Service which is open to the public.

Also, we will have an option of doing a “Seniors Day” on the 5th Wednesday of the months that have a 5th Wednesday. These are January 29, April 29, July 29, September 30, and December 30, 2020 with bus service from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to anywhere in Washburn, Sawyer, and Barron Counties. If you have an idea for activity or an event on these days, then call Linda at the office 715.635.4461. If you want to join the activity on these days and need to inquire about the planned activities, call Linda at the above number for information and registration to participate.

If any questions about the bus service, please call Namekagon Transit at 715.634.6633 and select the option to talk with the administrative office.

Websites to check out for more information:
• FOCUS article describing the new service External link opens in new tab or windowHERE  
• Namekagon Transit: External link opens in new tab or windowwww.namekagontransit.com

New Rider Info.pdf
Reduced Fare App.pdf


Heartwood Conference Center

N10884 Hoinville Road

Trego, WI  54888


715.466.6300  External link opens in new tab or windowwww.heartwoodconferencecenter.com

Pine Lodge Restaurant

External link opens in new tab or windowwww.heartwoodconferencecenter.com/resturant

Chicog Self-Storage

Heather & Denny Richter

Cell:  715.296.6433


Brad & Kay's Campground, LLC

W8194A Bald Eagle Drive

Trego, WI 548889



External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.bradandkayscampground.com