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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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WINTER in Burnett County

ICE FISHING

An area tradition, ice fishing in Burnett County is A FAN-FAVORITE. Bring the family and friends out for a day on the frozen lake and try your luck at catching that evening’s dinner.

SNOWSHOEING & XC SKIING

For the silent sport enthusiast, spend some time on any one of our seven scenic trails found throughout the county.

SNOWMOBILING/ATVING

With over 300 miles of groomed trailways, an entire day spent snowmobiling the county is not unheard of.

From the Blog

Harvesting Wild Rice: An Accessible And Enjoyable Pass Time

September 9, 2018

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,…

The Anticipation: Life of a Waterfowler

September 4, 2018

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…

July/August Outdoor Report – Farside Outdoors

August 16, 2018

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…

A Morning on the Yellow River…

August 14, 2018

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…

Resources for Burnett County ATV/UTV Riders

July 2, 2018

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…

Great Lakes Small Streams: A Traveling Display comes to Burnett County

June 15, 2018

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…

June Outdoor Report – Farside Outdoors

June 15, 2018

Hello everyone and welcome to the June edition of Farside Outdoors. The article will follow but we have taken to such a new level I thought I’d introduce myself; I am Hunter Childs (yes Grandson of Jim Childs for those who know the name), and I formulated Farside in 2015  which continues to expand through…

4 Miles and 3 Bridges added to the ATV Trail System

May 29, 2018

  Additions include a 690′ boardwalk Burnett County’s summer-use ATV/UTV trails expanded just a bit more this year – adding to our 50+ mile system. A new, 4-mile stretch of Trail 45 between Broeffle Rd. and North River Rd. southwest of Danbury is now open to summer ATV/UTV use.  This stretch of trail was previously…

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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