World-Class Attractions

St. Croix River

Namekagon River

Crex Meadows

Forts Folle Avoine

Gandy Dancer Trail

Pick-Your-Own Farms

Sacred Grove

St. Croix Casinos

Wineries

So much to do, so little time! From nature and history experiences to world-class events, there is something for all in Burnett County.

Grab your paddles and set course for river country. With nearly 80 miles of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway in Burnett County, which includes the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers, you have truly entered a water-enthusiast’s paradise. Forever protected as one of only two of Wisconsin’s National Parks, the 255 miles of the park represent one of the original eight National Wild and Scenic Riverways. A must for canoe and kayakers, the protected waters remain as pristine as ever, thanks to the efforts of the National Park Service and their supporting agencies.

Our very own wetlands gem is home to rare birds, including LeConte’s sparrow and yellow rail call the area just north of Grantsburg home, and entice birders from all over the region with the promise of a sighting. It is also the beginning of the Lake Superior Northwoods Region of the Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail.

Hoping to try your luck at one of Burnett County’s casinos? Stop by St. Croix Casino Danbury for a full-service experience with dining, gaming, entertainment and lodging. Just down the road in Hertel, the St. Croix Chippewa are building the new St. Croix Hertel Express which  will include a casino, a convenience store, a truck stop, a 16-stall RV park and an 850-seat amphitheater – slated for completion in 2017.

Burnett Dairy Cooperative is a farmer-owned cooperative just east of Grantsburg. Founded in 1896, it is one of the few remaining full-service cooperatives producing cheese today, and is a key piece of our community. The cheese store features the finest cheese, wines and more. Stop in for lunch at their in-house delicatessen and then head to the ice cream counter for a sweet treat of fresh-made ice cream.

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

Set course for river country. Burnett County boasts nearly 80 miles of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway - the most miles of any Wisconsin county. Forever protected as one of only two of Wisconsin’s National Parks, the 255 miles of the park represent one of the original eight National Wild and Scenic Riverways. Comprised of both the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers, you’ll find both quiet backwaters and big-river experiences. These protected waters remain as pristine as ever thanks to the efforts of the National Park Service and its supporting agencies.

Enjoy the flowing waters of this wild and scenic riverway with family and friends and the help of our local outfitters. Experience a leisure float down the river, stopping on the shoreline for an overnight camping excursion under the stars, the sounds of the river lulling you to sleep. You’ll find outfitters in Grantsburg and Danbury ready to help you plan the logistics of your trip with canoe and kayak pick-ups and drop-offs, equipment and river advice.

Other Rivers

 

  • Yellow River
  • Clam River
  • Wood River
  • Chase Creek
  • Hay Creek
  • Loon Creek
  • Sand Creek
  • Wood Creek
  • Logging Creek
  • North Fork Flowage
  • Upper North Fork Flowage
  • South Refuge Flowage

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Namekagon River

Wisconsin's Moving National Park

Dubbed “Wisconsin’s Moving National Park,” the Namekagon River is of particular interest to folks looking for a truly wild experience on the water. Navigate the nearly 100-mile river through both high and low banks, exciting oxbows and rushing currents. With landings in the northernmost part of the county, the Namekagon River is a must for canoers, kayakers, and tubers and is well worth the trip. Find more about this free national park at namekagonriver.org

Most of the Namekagon is undeveloped, offering a genuine wilderness experience to kayak, canoe, and tube enthusiasts. The riverbanks are abundant with deer, muskrat, beaver, turtles and blue herons, while overhead, eagle and osprey can often be seen.

The river is classified as Class I-II rapids. Primitive campsites are numerous along the Namekagon, many of which can only be accessed from the water.

Other Rivers

 

  • Yellow River
  • Clam River
  • Wood River
  • Chase Creek
  • Hay Creek
  • Loon Creek
  • Sand Creek
  • Wood Creek
  • Logging Creek
  • North Fork Flowage
  • Upper North Fork Flowage
  • South Refuge Flowage

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Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

If the call of the loon, the sight of rare and endangered birds or just the thought of truly immersing yourself in nature sounds appealing, look no further than our very own wetlands gem, Crex Meadows Wildlife Area.

Located just north of Grantsburg, the 30,000 acre protected wetland is home to over 270 species of birds. It’s unique topography of marshlands, prairies, flowages and forests create the perfect ecosystem for even the most rare of species, including LeConte’s sparrow.

Nature enthusiasts travel from around the globe to witness the breathtaking crane migrations each spring and fall, at what is considered the beginning of the Lake Superior Northwoods Region of the Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail.

The Visitor Center welcomes guests year-round. Inside you’ll find a gift shop and learning center staffed by the Friends of Crex Meadows. Exciting educational programming is offered throughout the year, including the Crex Photo Club and specialty hikes, as well as many events for the community.

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Birders from all over the country flock to Burnett County to capture images of rare and elusive bird species at one of Burnett County’s 11 wildlife areas to explore.

If you’re looking for a guided birding experience, our very own wetlands gem, Crex Meadows Wildlife Area encompasses 30 thousand acres and is home to over 270 species of birds, including a number of endangered species. A haven for birding and wildlife enthusiasts, Crex Meadows’ unique topography of marshland, prairies, flowages and forests creates the ideal home for many migratory birds like the Sandhill crane.

Rare birds, including LeConte’s sparrow and yellow rail call the area just north of Grantsburg home, and entice birders from all over the region with the promise of a sighting. It is also the beginning of the Lake Superior Northwoods Region of the Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail.

The Crex Meadows Visitor Center welcomes guests seven days a week from March through November. Travel the boardwalk and nature trail to the visitor center to listen to the history of Crex Meadows and experience museum quality artifacts including a replica of a 1930s hunting shack. Stop in the gift shop to get field guides, t-shirts and other souvenirs. Nature classes and events are offered year round by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Be sure to attend their Spring Bird Festival in May and Crex Crane Festival in October.

Follow the geese painted on Grantsburg’s throughways and be inspired by the wildlife at Crex Meadows.

11 Wildlife Areas

  • Crex Meadows 
  • Fish Lake Wildlife Area 
  • Amsterdam Sloughs Wildlife Area
  • Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area
  • Keizer Lake Wildlife Area
  • Danbury Wildlife Area 
  • Sand Creek Wildlife Area
  • Sand River Wildlife Area
  • Goose Lake Wildlife Area
  • Clam Lake Widlife Area

Wineries

Wisconsin Wineries

Wineries aren’t just for California - Wisconsin’s

vineyards are not to be missed. In the old forests of the Bashaw Valley region of the County, you’ll stumble upon Clover Meadow Winery, a family winery whose methods have been passed down for over a century. It is the only certified organic winery in the midwest and boasts 23 varieties.

Burnett County’s newest winery creates “small batches with loving hands” and is a great addition to the area. A new business, Tommy’s Too High Wines has already won multiple awards and accolades.

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Information

Burnett County Tourism Coalition
burnettcountyfun@gmail.com

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For County Tourism related inquiries:
Burnett County Tourism Office
715-349-5999 or 800-788-3164
bctour@sirentel.net

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For County Government related inquiries:

BurnettCounty.com

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