Welcome to Burnett County
Wisconsin's Premier Northwest
Just 1.5 hours from the Twin Cities, nestled comfortably within a landscape of winding riverways, soaring pines and incredible wetlands, you’ll find Burnett County, Wisconsin.
Boasting over 500 pristine lakes and nearly 80 miles of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Burnett County is a haven for water enthusiasts of all types. From canoeing to swimming, fishing and ice fishing, memorable moments on our waters are yours for the taking year-round.
But the fun doesn’t stop where the water meets the shoreline. Our natural spaces are second to none – enjoy a leisurely hike, bike ride or auto tour on one of our many scenic trailways or take advantage of over 50,000 acres of Wildlife areas, including our very own Wetlands Gem, Crex Meadows.
A true getaway for water and wildlife enthusiasts and the like, Burnett County is your premier northwest Wisconsin destination.
Fall in Burnett County
Enjoy a lengthy paddle down Wisconsin's Moving National Park.
Burnett County is home to some of the State's record catches. Reel in your trophy!
Enjoy the fall colors, grab your friends and hit the links!
Photos and article by Kim Wheeler, Granstburg Resident If you’ve ever seen real wild rice in local stores for sale, (the greenish brown stuff, not the cultivated black wild rice sold for less than $5 a pound) you may have wondered why it is so expensive. At $10 to $12 dollars per pound, or more,…
Waterfowler’s have become a dying breed, but those of us left have become excited for the season to come. Some of us have our old spots with blinds already in place, others like to roam and find new areas and new opportunities. The season never really ends, there’s always preparations to be made and the…
Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Farside Outdoors. I hope Everyone has had a safe and fun fourth of July. I’ve probably spent most of it on the water despite the heavy traffic, but the fireworks have been fun to watch. Its still pretty early but I guess its a way of life…
Photo and Essay by Kim Wheeler, Burnett County Resident Rising before dawn I dressed hurriedly, filled my thermos with hot coffee, and tiptoed out of the cabin careful not to wake anybody. I made my way down to the shore of the river in the dim light and untied my canoe, already loaded with…
Burnett County is home to over 50 miles of summer trails, approximately 80 miles of frozen ground ATV/UTV trails and 120 miles of winter use trails. The trail system spans across townships, each with their own set of ordinances for routes and road usage. REMEMBER it is a rider’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with the rules…
We drink it, fish in it, clean with it, swim in it and travel across it. Water has always been critical for our survival. The Great Lakes region where we live is home to one of the largest freshwater resources on the planet. That water shaped the landscape, history and communities of our state and…