The Public Beaches and Boat Landings
Swim or sun bathe at the east or west side beaches under the supervision of trained lifeguards during the long hot summer days. Fishermen can take advantage of the public boat landings and the opportunity to catch a lunker bass, northern or walleye. The Oconto River provides plenty of opportunity for fun in the sun and water activities!
Discover the Recreation
The Oconto Falls area offers a wide variety of excellent public recreational opportunities for all seasons. You will find well maintained parks, playground facilities, and a local golf course. The flowage and channel of the Oconto River allow swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, and water-skiing. The Machickanee County and Nicolet National Forests offer easy access to hunting, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.
The Winter Fun
Glide along miles of cross country ski trails. Navigate your sled along the scenic well-groomed network of snowmobile trails. Hike or snowshoe in the nearby Machickanee County Forest. The snowy season does not mean you have to stay indoors! Oconto Falls can provide a cure for that cabin fever!
Discover the Arts
The opening of the Falls Area Performing Arts Center (PAC) has enriched the lives of the people of Oconto Falls by making the arts a vital part of our community.
The 764-seat facility provides an appropriate setting for music, drama, and the visual arts. It also serves as an outstanding venue for visiting performers and a Fine Arts Series. The Falls Area Performing Arts center is committed to making the arts accessible and affordable to all. You are invited to come often and experience a new level of enjoyment for the arts!
The Community Events and Festivals
In Spring the Memorial Day festival offers a classic car show, carnival games, rides for the kids and fun for the whole family. For the past seventeen years the Falls Fun Fest has taken place the first weekend after Labor Day and boasts of a parade, fireworks, a river front water ski show, and the state’s largest city-wide rummage sale!
Discover the Educational Opportunities
Oconto Falls has an excellent K-12 school district including innovative distance learning programs. The community hosts the district’s high school, middle school, one of several elementary schools and an alternative education center. In addition, there is a private elementary school available to residents. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College also offers evening courses in Oconto Falls and has recently chosen the community as the site for a new Regional Learning Center.
The Magic of the Holidays
Oconto Falls is proud to present the Avenue of Lights and the Community Healthcare Foundation Love Lights program to the community each year during the holiday season. Each year businesses and individuals purchase a tree or a street banner on Main Street and decorate it festively. During a special ceremony the lights are turned on and continue to cast a beautiful glow throughout the holiday season.
Discover the Opportunities for Business & Industry
In addition to providing economically priced land within the community’s business park, Oconto Falls pursues opportunities for new businesses to become a part of the community. The Community Development Authority and the city’s business revolving loan fund are available to assist prospective businesses. The City of Oconto Falls lies within a county-wide state designated development zone, allowing state tax credits for new businesses.
Oconto Falls is a community rich in resources. Whether you visit briefly or settle here for a lifetime, you will appreciate the resources early settlers discovered over 150 years ago.
For more information on recreational, residential, or industrial opportunities contact: Oconto Falls City Hall, 500 N. Chestnut Avenue, Oconto Falls WI 54154 (920) 846-4505
Oconto Falls Community Information
Education Facilities - Public and Private Schools
High school graduation rate: 100%
Percent of high school graduates enrolled in post secondary education: 78%
Licensed Daycare Facilities
Family Daycare Centers (4-8 children): 0
Number of hospitals serving community: 1
Recreation Facilities in city or within 10 miles:
Public Golf Course: 2
Foreign Trade Zone:
Net effective property tax rate/$1000 of full market value: $24.00
Major Area Employers
Industrial Park / Zone
Name: Oconto Falls Industrial Park
Acres planned: 36 currently under development, future expansion plans 70 +/- acres
Custom Metal Specialists
Average Winter Temp: 26°
Labor Force SummaryWorkforce Development
Commercial/Industrial Support Services
Type of local gov: City
Wisconsin Public Service