Welcome to the Town of Russell!

The Town of Russell is located on the most northern peninsula of Wisconsin with Lake Superior shoreline comprising the east and north borders of the Town. Lake Superior, the largest and least developed of the Great Lakes, borders the Town on the east and north. Over 90% of the Towns 49.8 square miles of area are wooded. Residential and commercial lands comprise at less than 2% of the total. The Town of Russell is blessed with much natural beauty which enhances the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Little Sand Bay, in the center of the Town on the shores of Lake Superior, is a gateway area to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and location of the Town of Russell Recreation Area. A large portion of the Red Cliff Reservation lies within the Town of Russell and Red Cliff has been growing rapidly as a community and recreational business center for tourism.