The Story of Chipmunk Island

How Did Chipmunk Island Get Its Name? As we were told by Oscar Treland, the cabin located on the point of Deerfoot Resort was a speakeasy during the days of Prohibition.  A group of gentlemen were fishing the Chippewa Flowage and boated over to the speakeasy for some moonshine one…

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The Story of BlackBird Point

How BlackBird Point Came To Be The story of how Blackbird Point came to be is short, sweet and comical. As legend has it, an old guest of Treeland’s named Frank Becker gets the credit. Frank was a good ol’ boy from Chicago who loved to musky fish on the…

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Where Did Pork Barrel Get It’s Name?

The Story of Pork Barrel Island Do you ever wonder when you’re out cruising or fishing on The Chippewa Flowage, how the islands got their name? Today, at Treeland’s the question was asked how Pork Barrel Island got its name… As legend has it, before The Chippewa Flowage was formed,…

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Why is it Called Darrow Island?

Where Did the Name Darrow Island Come From? Many of us have grown up swimming, camping, fishing and swinging off the rope swing at Darrow Island. But how did it get its name? This is a simple one; it’s a family name. The Darrow Family farmed this piece of property…

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The Story of McClouds Dam

Here Lies the Story of McCloud’s Dam Here is a short story about McCloud’s Dam (we are not sure on the spelling of this as it is not marked on any maps we can find). If you’ve ever driven your boat into Musky Bay, you’ve gone by the old dam….…

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The Story of Wagon Wheel Island

The Story of Wagon Wheel Island At the turn of the century (late 1800’s and early 1900’s), people loved to travel to Northern Wisconsin. They hunted and fished the East and West Fork of the Chippewa River as well as the natural lakes; lakes that eventually ended up forming the…

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The Story of Cletcher’s Bar

How Cletcher’s Bar Became Cletcher’s Bar… Today we’d like to share the story of how Cletcher’s Bar got its name. Big thank you to Dr. John Cletcher Jr. for sharing the story of his father, Dr. John Cletcher Sr.’s story for all of us to enjoy! Dr. John Cletcher Jr.…

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