Springtime in Burnett County is supposed to be a time of excitement as visitors come to enjoy the emerging leaves and wildflowers, migrating birds, sunshine and warmer weather.
We usually look forward to seeing our friends that spend the winter in warmer climates return to the area.  We usually encourage visitors to come enjoy all the outdoor spaces and friendly faces at our area businesses.
But now we have been instructed to stay home and stay safe in order to minimize the impact of the virus on our full-time residents.

At the Burnett County Tourism Coalition, the well-being of our residents and visitors is our greatest priority.
Please visit our Covid-19 page for local resources and for Governor Tony Evers Safe at Home- Emergency Executive Order #12, effective March 25th, 2020.

Wisconsin's Premier Northwest

508 Lakes

to enjoy with family and friends

80 Miles

of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway

52,000 Acres

of wildlife area

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.

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HUNDREDS OF MILES OF RIVERWAY

There is nothing like spending the day on the St. Croix, Namekagon or any of the other beautiful streams in Burnett County. Outfitters scattered throughout the area offer tube, canoe and kayak rentals as well as pick up and drop off services so you can enjoy a fun and relaxing float down the river with friends and family.

FISHING

Fishing is a favorite pastime for residents and visitors alike, no matter the season. Cast your line into our abundant waters and reel in bass, musky, northern pike, bluegill, walleye and other pan fish. Seek the massive, prehistoric sturgeons that swim the waters of Yellow and a few other lakes.

BIRD WATCHING

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.

From the Blog

fishing

Fishing | Burnett County’s 2019 Top Water Experience

March 21, 2019

You voted, and the winner of the best water experience is the year-round fishing! For fishing enthusiasts, you’ll enjoy our abundant waters as you reel in bass, musky, northern pike, bluegill, walleye and other pan fish. Prehistoric sturgeon swim the waters of the Yellow River, one of the more elusive catches. Ice fishing is a mainstay in Burnett…

black bear sightings

Black Bear Sightings | Burnett County’s 2019 Top Wildlife Experience

March 19, 2019

You voted, and the winner of best wildlife experience is the breath-taking black bear sightings! For nature enthusiasts, seeing a black bear in the wild can be one of the most exhilarating feelings! Whether you’re driving down Old 35 or hiking out on the Gandy, stumbling upon one of these beautiful creatures is quite the…

Burnett Dairy Co-Op

Burnett Dairy Cooperative | Burnett County’s 2019 Top Culture/History Experience

March 15, 2019

You voted, and the winner of the best culture/history experience is the Burnett Dairy Cooperative!  The Burnett Dairy is chock-full of history and delicious cheese. Dating back to the 1890s, the Burnett Dairy started as the Branstad and Wood River creameries. In the 1960s, the two merged to become one profitable location in Alpha, WI (named…

Scenic ATV Trails

Scenic ATV Trails | Burnett County’s 2019 Top Trail Experience

March 12, 2019

You voted, and the winner of best trail experience is our scenic ATV trail system. For an intriguing three years in a row, the scenic ATV trails have been voted #1 in Burnett County! Join us in for some of the most scenic ATV trails in the region. With over 300 miles of winter-use ATV/UTV and snowmobile trails, expertly…

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Webb Lake St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Burnett County’s 2019 Top Event

March 7, 2019

You voted, and the winner of best Burnett County event is the Webb Lake St. Patrick’s Day Parade! It’s a Northwoods tradition that happens every spring on the day when everyone suddenly becomes Irish. Since 1990 the community of Webb Lake has been hosting a St. Patrick’s Parade featuring bands, floats, and all things green.…

The Lodge

The Lodge at Crooked Lake | Burnett County’s 2019 Top Place to Stay

March 5, 2019

You voted, and the winner of best place to stay is The Lodge at Crooked Lake! A fan-favorite since 2016! Located on the north side of Siren, The Lodge at Crooked Lake features a cozy, northwoods atmosphere with all of the amenities.  While the large, cabin-themed rooms, continental breakfast and pool areas are top notch,…

Webster Arts & Crafts Extravaganza

Webster Arts & Crafts Extravaganza| Burnett County’s 2019 Top Arts Experience

February 28, 2019

You voted, and the winner of 2019 Best Arts Experience is the Webster Arts & Crafts Extravaganza! An annual event, the Webster Arts and Crafts Extravaganza is a must for fans of homemade arts, crafts, foods and more. One of the largest regional crafting and shopping events, be sure to stop by on Memorial weekend…

The Shop Bar & Grill

The Shop Bar & Grill | Burnett County’s 2019 Top Place to Eat

February 26, 2019

You voted, and the winner of best place to eat for 2019 is The Shop Bar & Grill! For an astounding THIRD year in a row, The Shop Bar & Grill has proven to be delicious. Just off the intersection of County Roads A & H (about 20 miles east of Webster), you’ll stumble across…

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