Clam Lake is located in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Fish the many lakes and streams in the area, golf the scenic golf courses, ski some of Wisconsin’s finest cross country ski trails, mountain bike the miles of off-road track, snowmobile right from your front door onto well-groomed routes, or just unwind while patiently waiting for a glimpse of a browsing elk.
Known as The Elk Capital of Wisconsin – In 1995, 25 elk were experimentally reintroduced into the Chequamegon National Forest near Clam Lake. They were monitored by a research team from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point until 1999. Once the research was completed, the field responsibility for management of the elk herd was transferred to the Department of Natural Resources. Today, the herd is estimated to have reached around 120 animals and growing. Much of the original herd remains within a relatively well-defined range in the vicinity of Clam Lake and can often be seen from area roadways.