Welcome to Peshtigo, Wisconsin!

The City of Peshtigo is ready to be re-discovered.   October 12th marked the opening of the Veterans Memorial Bridge reconnecting both sides of the river.   A formal dedication of the bridge will be Memorial Day of 2013. All businesses, health care facilities and manufacturers are accessible by normal routes at either exit 212 or 216.   Installation of lights on the bridge, streetscaping and completion of the pavilion next to the bridge are ongoing projects.  Peshtigo River levels are back to normal.  Time to shop local and discover what is new with progressive Peshtigo.

A History of Fire- A Future to Inspire.


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The Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the

2015 Richard Roland Persons of the Year award recipients in the following categories:

Business: Forgotten Fire Winery -Joe and Lindsay Callow owners

Adult: Gail Verbockel

Education: Scott Nelson

Youth: Alexandra Gordon

Memorial Award : Michael Gardon


   The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday March 29, 2015 at Little River Country Club. Cash bar opens at 5:00 PM with Dinner at 6:00 PM and Awards Ceremony to follow. Adult Meal is $25 and children $12.50. Reservation forms can be located on the Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce website or picked up at the Chamber office located at 240 French St. Office hours are Monday and Wednesday Noon to 3 pm. Mail reservations forms to P.O. Box 36, Peshtigo, WI 54157. Deadline for reservations is Friday, March 20th.   Please make checks payable to the Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber with any questions at 715-582-0327 or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    Please join the Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce in honoring our local citizens who have contributed their time and efforts to make a positive impact on Peshtigo and the community.
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 Monument Dedication on October 8, 2012

The monument was erected at the edge of the new bridge near the river to honor those individuals who lost their lives from the horrible fire, and to the many veterans who have served the community. Many people sought refuge in the river and were saved from the great forest fire of October 8, 1871 which destroyed the city of Peshtigo and much of the surrounding area. The ceremony was hosted by the Peshtigo Historical Society with various speakers and Peshtigo High School music department.


Located on the Peshtigo River, the surrounding natural beauty and excellence in outdoor recreation of all kinds makes the Peshtigo area a popular travel destination. Known for superb fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, bicycling, and much more, Peshtigo is easy to get to by following Hwy. 41, taking exit 212 or 216.

The Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to continue browsing our Website, and to learn everything you can about our wonderful community.



The name "Peshtigo" is a Native American word from the Chippewa and Menominee tribes that lived in the area. Depending on who you talk to, it might mean "snapping turtle" or "wild goose."

Reborn from the ashes of America's deadliest fire, the city of Peshtigo is proud of its unique name and heritage.


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