The City of Chetek is located in northwestern Wisconsin on a region known as “Indianhead Country”. We are situated on a chain of six lakes encompassing more than 130 miles for shoreline.

Our residents are hospitable and enjoy a peaceful, safe community in which to work, play, raise and educate a family. We live life to the fullest and welcome visitors, new residents and businesses.

Throughout the year you can enjoy our festivals!

  • Liberty Fest – July Fourth
  • Harvest Fest- In September
  • Winter Fest – In February

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The original inhabitants of this area were the Ojibwa Indians. It is said that they referred to the area a Zhede which was their name for the pelican. There were various translations into English until 1872 when the first post office opened and the spelling was standardized to “Chetek”.