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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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Spring in Burnett County


With over 500 lakes and miles of riverway, Spring is a great time to cast a line!


A brisk morning round of golf in early May? Sounds like Spring in Burnett County!


Grab your kayak or canoe and make some spring-time memories!

From the Blog

The Shop Bar & Grill | Burnett County’s 2018 Top Place to Eat

April 8, 2018

You voted, and the winner of best place to eat for 2018 is The Shop Bar & Grill! Just off the intersection of County Roads A & H (about 20 miles east of Webster), you’ll stumble across The Shop Bar & Grill. Featuring weekly dinner specials and weekend breakfasts, The Shop rarely disappoints. Stop by…

Fish Bowl Bar & Grill | Burnett County’s 2018 Top Tavern

April 3, 2018

You voted, and your Burnett County’s 2018 Top Tavern is the Fish Bowl Bar & Grill! People call it the pride of Danbury, Wisconsin and the “Cheers of the North.” Everyone has a story about the Fish Bowl! Featuring great drink specials and even better company, the Fish Bowl is definitely a great place to…

Webster Craft Fair | Burnett County’s 2018 Top Arts Experience

March 23, 2018

photo by Harriet Rice You voted, and the winner of best arts experience is the Webster Craft Fair! An annual event, the Webster Craft Fair 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 for…

Fourth of July Parades | Burnett County’s 2018 Top Event

March 19, 2018

photo by Siren Chamber of Commerce You voted, and the winner of best Burnett County Events are the Fourth of July Parades! Wherever you’re celebrating the fourth in Burnett County, you’ll be sure to find an incredible local parade. Organized by local residents and non profits, these family friendly events offer something for everyone. But…

Scenic ATV Trails | Burnett County’s 2018 Top Trail Experience

March 15, 2018

photo by Nancy Herman You voted, and the winner of best trail experience is our scenic ATV trail system. Join us in Burnett County for some of the most scenic ATV trails in the region. With over 300 miles of  winter-use ATV/UTV and snowmobile trails, expertly maintained by local clubs, you’ll find a full day of fun…

Forts Folle Avoine | Burnett County’s 2018 Top Culture/History Experience

March 10, 2018

photo by Forts Folle Avoine You voted, and the winner of the best culture/history experience is Forts Folle Avoine! Burnett County is home to a truly unique historical attraction in Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park. This 80-acre park is the site of two early 1800s fur trading posts which had sat undisturbed for over 160…

Year-Round Fishing | Burnett County’s 2018 Top Wildlife Experience

March 6, 2018

You voted, and the winner of best wildlife experience is our excellent 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…

St. Croix National Scenic Riverway | Burnett County’s 2018 Top Water Experience

March 2, 2018

photo by Mark Sampson You voted, and the winner of best water experience is the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Comprised of both the St. Croix River and the Namekagon, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is one of only two national parks in the State. Claiming the most miles of riverway of any Wisconsin…