BULLETIN BOARD Updated 5/23/2023
Lake Loretta Dam- Dam has a leak, the lake will be drawn down to 2 feet below the gates the week of May 22-26. The contractors will perform the repairs on May 26, and the lake will be brought back up to the proper level over the following several days.
LTD has completed their contracts with North Central Power and is on the last step, having their own engineer sign off on their final project plans before beginning the fiber rollout! I will update as soon as I get maps and plans!
High Speed Fiber Internet is coming to Draper! Draper is partnering with LTD Broadband, LLC to bring $4,554,559.00 of infrastructure investment to our residents in 2022-2024- we were awarded a 3.2M grant from the Wisconsin PSC last week. For more information on the technical aspects and a timeline, you can view our 29 page grant application here: https://apps.psc.wi.gov/ERF/ERFview/viewdoc.aspx?docid=433122
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS IS [email protected] (the old email will redirect for now)
TOWN HALL IS OPEN MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS 8-2
DUMP REMINDER: Residents must sign in- Town of Draper bags must be purchased at the dump for garbage. Clean loose recyclables may be thrown in the recycling dumpsters- please cooperate with the attendant as we have strict rules from Waste Management or they fine us!
Draper is a town in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States. The population is 242, according to the official 2020 Census result. The unincorporated communities of Draper, Loretta, and Oxbo are located in the town.
Abundant Natural Resources:
- Public Lands: The township of Draper encompasses thousands of acres in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and the Flambeau River State Forest.
- Waterways: There are numerous fishing lakes and waterways, including Blaisdell Lake with a state of the art public boat launch facility, and rustic Lake Loretta with 2 public launches. The East Fork of the Chippewa River and the Flambeau River provide excellent fishing, kayaking and canoeing opportunities. The Brunet River headwaters arising in the town are designated as a Class IA trout stream.
- Wildlife: Black bear, white tailed deer, bald eagles, wolves, coyotes, bobcats, fishers and many more wild animal species are abundant in the Draper area, and you may even see elk or a stray moose passing through!
- National and State Forest hiking, biking and cross country ski trails
- Extensive ATV and snomobile trails, including a portion of the historic Tuscobia Trail
- Public campground with hot shower facilities and state of the art RV campsites, with 30 and 50 amp electric hookups just off Tuscobia trail
- Draper Public Park with large covered picnic shelter
- Winter Area Chamber of Commerce
- Restaurants & Bars located along ATV and Snowmobile Trails
- 4 Wheel Warriors ATV Club
- Loretta Trailblazers Snowmobile and ATV Club
- Draper-Loretta Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
- Calvary Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A.
- Draper Community Club
- American Legion Post 394
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 138.2 square miles (358.0 km²), of which 136.1 square miles (352.5 km²) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) is water.
138 sqare miles, 45 miles south of Lake Superior and 120 miles north east of St. Paul, MN. Draper is 36 miles SE of Hayward, WI, home of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the annual American Birkebeiner Ski Race.
White, Native American, and Mixed Descent