Meeting Next Week On Willow Flowage Plan Update

Sep 3, 2015

Willow Flowage

A public meeting is set for next week on the draft revised master plan for the Willow Flowage.

The DNR earlier  this year conducted an assessment and public review of the Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area Master Plan that was adopted in 2000, and has now offered proposals in a revised master plan available for review and comment says Willow Flowage Property Manager Tom Shockley. He says they've listened to a number of stakeholders and local units of governments...

"...improve or increase motorized access on the property, by opening about 4.5 miles of roads. We plan to provide additional group camp sites on the Flowage and additional camp sites along the lower Tomahawk River corridor...."

Shockley says they're also looking at improving opportunities for mountain bikes and horseback riding and also making some adjustments to the forestry practices to improve efficiencies with timber sale operations.

The public review period is open now and is open until September 25. Part of that review period is the meeting September 10 at Nokomis town hall north of Tomahawk. The final plan will be presented to the state Natural Resources Board for approval in October.

The public can comment online at the DNR website using  Willow Flowage Master Plan in the search engine or send their comments by mail or email to: Bob Dall, DNR Service Center, 107 Sutliff Ave., Rhinelander, WI 54501 or by phone to 715-365-8993 or email

For more information about the Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area, contact Tom Shockley, Willow Flowage Property Manager, DNR Service Center, 8770 Highway J, Woodruff, Wisconsin 54501 or by phone at 715-356-5211 or email at