Photo Survey

Where do you see opportunities to make Three Lakes a better place to live, work & play?
Answer with your photos.

You hear a lot of questions like that these days. Forward Three Lakes is a three month collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Extension Design Wisconsin program. Together we will determine how best to move into the future. Extension educators and volunteer design professionals will illustrate our shared vision for Three Lakes. Every member of the Three Lakes community can help.

Since 1985 in Minnesota and 2014 in Wisconsin design teams have worked in communities. This year with COVID-19 the Three Lakes visit is 100% virtual. That makes your photos more important than ever. The photos will help the volunteer architects, landscape architects and planners see Three Lakes through the eyes of people that know and love it.

Contribute photos that answer these specific questions:

  1. The Oneida Village Inn site is a prime development opportunity downtown.
    • What other downtown locations are ready for new life?
    • What locations outside downtown are ready for new life?
    • Think about what would do well in each location you photograph.
  2. What public places represent the character and identity of Three Lakes? What makes these places special?
  3. What places in Three Lakes do not get the activity they deserve? What holds them back?

Each participant may enter a drawing for one of eight Three Lakes business gift certificates.


Live year round or part of the year in Three Lakes, work here or are a regular visitor to Three Lakes.

Photo Guidelines

  • Turn on your device’s location. We need an address or coordinates to locate the photo on a map.
  • Horizontal format, single frame, color.
Click here to submit photos

A smart phone with internet access makes it easy.

Photos may be submitted until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14. By submitting your photos you give Forward Three Lakes and Design Wisconsin permission to use your photos for educational, informational, and promotional purposes. Your photos may be posted on the World Wide Web for a period of time.

Photographers will be anonymous.

Look for opportunities in September to tell us more about the locations photographed.

The Town of Three Lakes is big – about 99 square miles. Enjoy traveling the roads, lakes and trails in search of your photos.

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