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
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.
spring in Burnett County
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 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.
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
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…
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…
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…
On Golden Pond The Past Few Days In Burnett County have blown by fast, but Summer is just around the corner with temperatures rising. On Monday May 7th I floated around my property next to Birch Island Lake, we’ve kept the deer numbers up on our land and as ducks have started returning to Burnett…
You voted, and the winner of your favorite place to shop is The Shops at the Lodge! Located in the “Lodge Village” on the north end of Siren you’ll find The Shops at the Lodge. If you’ve never stopped in to see what all the fuss is about you are truly missing out on a…
You voted, and the winner of best place to stay is The Lodge at Crooked Lake! 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, you’ll find the kind…
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…
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