Welcome to Stokes Township


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Stokes, Population 259, increasing with summer residents and 3 new lakeshore developments. Population wise, Bello, Horseshoe, Turtle/Hatch Lakes are the larger lake areas. Although Stokes Township is not high profile, it is the connecting link for the communities in the Edge of the Wilderness area.  Stokes Township is bordered by Highway 6 on the west side and goes over towards Scenic State Park on the east side.  It covers a long area with no central point.  Stokes boundaries encompass 50 lakes plus a lot of undeveloped areas.  Stokes Township is often described as quiet, peaceful, and scenic.

Township Government: Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors:  Cindy Snyder (Chair), Robert Powell, Don Piilola

Clerk: Sharon Miller - 218-256-0465 Treasurer: Jillian Haataja

Town Board Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Bigfork City Hall

Major Employers: Area resorts, logging operations, and other small businesses. Resorts that feature dining rooms and gift shops.

Churches: All denominations nearby. Stokes has a cemetery.

Recreation: 50 lakes to explore.  Several larger lakes for water activities.  Snowmobile trails.  Hunting in the Chippewa National Forest.  Wildlife.

Festivals and Events: Wilderness Celebration in Bigfork - June, North Star Stampede Rodeo in Effie - July, Annual 47 Mile Garage Sale "Bargains are Great on 38" - September