The name “Wausaukee” is a term from the Menominee Indian language meaning “among the rolling hills.”
The Village of Wausaukee is located in Marinette County in the northeast corner of Wisconsin (45° 24’N, 87° 55’W). About 65 miles north of Green Bay along State Highway 141, Wausaukee is near the state line dividing Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Nestled between Wisconsin’s Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and Michigan’s Escanaba River State Forest, Wausaukee is well situated to offer a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities.
Established in a prime location in northern Wisconsin, Wausaukee experiences all four seasons, allowing a diversity of year round activities including hunting, fishing, boating, ATV and snowmobile riding, hiking, and camping.
With a census population of 568 residents, and an elevation of 774 feet, Wausaukee provides an ideal community to act as a home base and launching point to enjoy the wooded outdoors.
Originally established around the logging industry, Wausaukee now provides a community for the surrounding agricultural farmlands, raising alfalfa, corn, soybeans, ginseng, and many dairy farms. Future Development