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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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From the Blog

The Lodge at Crooked Lake | Burnett County’s 2018 Top Place to Stay

April 12, 2018

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…

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…

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spring in Burnett County

SPRING AWAKENING...
There are few things as invigorating and restorative as Wisconsin in the springtime. As the season changes it brings along new life and a flurry of activity. Take a brisk hike on one of our incredible trail systems, visit Crex Meadows or the Namekagon Barrens to witness the crane migration and join the local bike club on their scheduled rides down secluded country roads. Spring fishing makes for a great family adventure whether from the shoreline, the dock or a pontoon.

On the river

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. Float lazily past the Sandrock Cliffs and through wooded passages, or get a glance of a majestic bald eagle and other wildlife. The fish are plentiful too – cast a line into the peaceful waters and patiently await your trophy catch. Campsites, available through the National Park Service, line the banks of the river, letting enthusiasts spend days, not hours, on these beautiful scenic rivers.

Birding

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.

 

golfing

Grab your friends and hit the links! Burnett County is home to a full range of golf courses, from a par 3to championship-level courses.

In the heart of downtown Grantsburg, you’ll find the municipal course with rolling hills, tall oaks andsmall greens.

To the east is Siren National, arguably one of the most scenic courses with over 100 feet of elevation change. This beautifully manicured 19-hole course proves both challenging and exciting. Remember to make a quick stop in the Village of Siren for a round at Moose Mulligan’s miniature golf with your smallest family members.

North of Webster you’ll find three more courses. Whitetail Wilderness provides a fun round on their executive course. Fox Run offers two courses, a par 3 and regulation 9-hole, both with tree-lined fairways. They are a must for golfers, no matter their skill level. Sand Greens, just off County Road U, features Wisconsin’s only sand greens.