Old Milltown Depot

It's time for Friends of Star Lake to welcome our guests and visitors to an exciting Summer Season at Star Lake! Finishing touches are happening to the Gallery, Depot, and, of course, restoration plans are in motion for the Fredrickson House in its new location!

We welcome any of you that would like to join in to make this season truly wonderful. We would love to have you participate in any way you are able to; from donating time, bird seed, gardening to cleaning. We have room for new local art or if you know anyone that you think would like to display their work, let us know.

The Old Milltown Depot consists of "The Old Milltown Depot" store (formerly the Old Schoolhouse) and the replica rail depot we constructed to the original specifications. The last remaining house from the lumber camp days, "the Fredrickson House", has been moved to its final location on our site.

Star Lake is stuck in time.

Star Lake is a quaint community located in the heart of the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest in the upper most part of Wisconsin. The area contains very little private land and thus is protected from encroaching development.

Oddly enough, Star Lake is still much the same today as it was after the Milltown moved out in 1907. The only real differences – the houses and railroad are gone, the trees have grown back and our historic bait shop is closed for business.

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Consider making a donation to the Friends of Star Lake

We are thrilled to be able to help preserve Star Lake’s rich history. The Schoolhouse, Bait Shop and Old Milltown Depot have all been labors of love. And, the more we work on these projects, the more excited we become.

Please let us know if you or your family members are interested in helping us fund the Old Milltown Depot or our college scholarship program. The entire Board is incredibly grateful for the community’s support and helping us preserve what is so special about Star Lake.