The Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has inhabited the Lac Du Flambeau area since 1745, when Chief Keeshkemun led the Band to the area. The Band acquired the name Lac Du Flambeau from its gathering practice of harvesting fish at night by torchlight. The name Lac Du Flambeau, or Lake of the Torches, refers to this practice and was given to the Band by the French traders and trappers who visited the area.
Lac Du Flambeau is located in the Northern Highland Lake district, featuring 260 lakes surrounded by lush, old-growth forest lands. Year-round recreational opportunities are plentiful, allowing visitors to experience world-class fishing, water skiing, and boating in the summer. Lac Du Flambeau is popular with visitors who come to witness the breathtaking colors as the leaves change in the fall. During the long winter months, our wooded trails and snow covered lakes are perfect for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.