UPDATED September 16th

Absentee ballots for November 3 Election were mailed on Tuesday, September 8th to everyone who has an absentee request on file for the calendar year. If you are expecting your ballot and do not receive it by next week, call (715) 266-2110 and I will make sure you are taken care of. You have plenty of time to mail your postage-paid envelopes back to the Clerk's office- if you are concerned you can always call the office and I will let you know if your ballot was received.

If you wish to wait, a drop box is planned for installation at the Town Hall in time for the election- this item is going before the Town Board on Monday, September 14th for approval and then it will have to be arranged to have it installed. 

Kanye West case: Petition was denied in circuit court; it is being appealed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The entire state is directed to print and mail the currently certified ballots at this time: if the court rules in favor of West, every ballot in the state will have to be reprinted and reissued. Stay tuned for updates on this, it is a very unusual situation.

In person absentee voting cannot begin until October 20th, per 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in the One Wisconsin case (14 days prior to election).  In person absentee voting will be by appointment only: please call ahead.

The Town Hall is open! Please observe social distancing when you visit; masks are required to enter the Town Hall, per Governor Tony Evers' order.

Summer hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8-2 through the end of September.

Garbage Drop Off Site Policy: When you go- please observe the new rules- one at a time, stay in your vehicle, sign in, and let the attendant assist you and check what you are throwing in the recycle dumpster. Please follow the Waste Management rules for recycling- no plastic bags allowed in the recycling- there is a video camera on the back of the trucks that captures plastic bags going into the trucks and they fine us! WHAT IS RECYCLABLE 

Draper Public Forest Campground

We are open through October 31st.

Due to Covid-19, the showers will not be open. Bathrooms are open for emergency use only- we encourage you to use your own self-contained restroom facilities. Please bring your own hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies- should you need to use the campground bathrooms, we encourage you to sterilize surfaces like door handles, faucets, toilet seats, etc.

Draper is a town in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 209 at the 2018 census. 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. The East Fork of the Chippewa River and the Flambeau River provide excellent fishing, kayaking and canoeing opportunities.
  • 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!

Recreation:

  • 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

Services:

Geography:

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.

Area:

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.

Nationalities:

White, Native American, and Mixed Descent

Education:

Students are bussed 12 miles to Winter School District https://www.winter.k12.wi.us/