Shortly after The Hiker Box opened, Tom saw a classified ad for inventory from a closed map store.

Northwoods Maps was located in Minocqua and the owners retired.  They had most of their store inventory, as well as cases and shelving, in climate-controlled storage.

We were intrigued.  And that soon became excitement when we discovered their inventory included the exclusive printings and rights to Art Dorwin Maps.

Current Map Area at The Hiker Box

Art Dorwin was a map maker also from Minocqua.  He started making maps in the 1940s.  His “Super Maps” (double USGS quads with decorative trim) have graced many cabin walls in the north woods area.

We quickly negotiated a deal and arranged for movers to bring the maps to The Hiker Box.  Currently, we sell the maps in the store and over the phone.  We are working on digitizing the originals so that we can re-print as well as have photos to upload for sale in our online shop.

For now, below is a list of the Art Dorwin maps we have available.  We also carry several other types of maps, including waterproof lake maps suitable for boating or fishing.  We have USGS quads and can create and order a custom map just for you.

“Super Maps” are two USGS quads put together in one 2 feet by 3 feet map with artwork and original Art Dorwin information on the left hand side.
#1 – Presently Unknown
#2 – Presently Unknown
#3 – Sayner/Saint Germain
#4 – Boulder Junction/White Sand Lake
#5 – Presque Isle/Tenderfoot Lake
#6 – Eagle River/Anvil Lake
#7 – Three Lakes
#8 – Lac du Flambeau/Fence Lake
#9 – Squirrel Lake
#10 – Winchester/Papoose Lake – NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
#11 – Mantowish Lake/Powell

Art Dorwin created other maps with multiple USGS quads together. We do not have an explanation for why he went away from naming them “Super Maps”. These are beautiful maps in his style:

  • Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain *** Most Popular – shows the whole chain!
  • Minocqua/Lake Tomahawk Chain
  • Dam Lake/Sugar Camp
  • Harshaw/McNaughton
  • Kewennaw Peninsula
  • Lake of the Falls/Mercer
  • Lake Superior South Shore
  • Pike Lake/Pike Lake NW
  • Star Lake/White Sand Lake
  • Turtle Flambeau Flowage/Wilson
  • Thunder Mountain/High Falls
  • Thousand Island/Black Oak
  • Willow Flowage/Tomahawk River
  • Hazelhurst/Lake Tomahawk
  • Boulder Junction Vertical
  • Lac Du Flambeau Vertical
  • Mantowish Waters Vertical
  • Land of Lakes Upper & Lower– two maps together to show incredible span of Vilas, Oneida, and Gogebic Counties.

USGS Quads with Art Dorwin’s style and borders –

Solon Springs

You may know we carry several custom maps of the area we’ve created ourselves and that we help customers create their own maps.  If you would like to create your own map and support The Hiker Box, we receive a small commission when you use the links below:

MyTopo Maps

MyTopo Map Search (Start for Custom Maps)

MyTopo Maps By State

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