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Lake Metonga History

The history of Lake Metonga is not complicated.  From the very beginning we know that the Native Americans and earliest settlers treasured the lake for its sandy beach and abundant fish and wildlife.

When in May of 1885, Forest County officially became a county by an Act of the Wisconsin Legislature, the lake was called Sand Lake.  And today, 130+ years later, the lake today is still called by that name as The definition of Sand Lake is in fact the Indian name “Mitaawangaa”, or as the English spell it, Metonga.

For more information, visit the Crandon Area Historical Society page at

Lake Metonga Dam 1940s