Wascott! ... A Way of Life...
Welcome To The Community Website for Wascott WI !
WASCOTT IS 103 YEARS OLD!
Wascott was established in 1910, and is approximately 142 square miles. The town of Wascott is home to over 600 people in the northwest region of Wisconsin. Retirees, loggers, professionals, self-employed people, and artisans reside in the Northwoods area. Take some time to travel our many miles of trails by ATV or snowmobile, through beautiful forests, and stop in at one of our very friendly businesses for the best in food and drink! With over 100 pristine lakes to fish, swim, and boat, the possibilities for enjoyment & fun are endless; or navigate one of four scenic rivers that flow through our area to get a first-hand look at the wonders of nature. If hiking, hunting, or just watching wildlife is what you like, Wascott is the place for you! WOODS, WATER, AND WILDLIFE - WASCOTT ... "a way of life ... enjoy!"
In 1847 The Chippewa signed a treaty giving up all rights to what is now Douglas County. In 1852, The government survey of townships in the county was completed and Superior was selected as the county seat. The town of Wascott came into being around the year 1910. It was named after W. A. Scott. Between 1906 and 1908 the Soo Line Railroad came through Wascott, connecting Chicago and Lake Superior. The demand for wood brought the big lumber companies to the area. The last log drive went down the St. Croix in 1912. The great forest fires of 1886, 1889 and 1910 left their marks on this part of Wisconsin. There are many lakes in Wascott covering 4,542.7 acres. In Wascott Township there are 120.05 miles of lake frontage. More information on Wascott area history may be found at the Gordon-Wascott Historical Museum located in Gordon. The old depot is filled with memorabilia from the railroad days and artifacts and pictures of settlers and loggers.