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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

FISHING

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

GOLFING

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

KAYAKING

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

From the Blog

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…

Local students’ art showcased at March show

February 22, 2018

Story submitted by Harriet Rice Outstanding artwork by students from five area high schools will be exhibited March 9-10 at Tesora/Northwoods Crossing Event Center.  The show, sponsored by the Burnett Area Arts Group (BAAG)  celebrates National Youth Art Month. “This new event provides community members an opportunity to appreciate the talents of outstanding high school…

Perfect weather attracts ice fishers to Devils Lake

February 19, 2018

Story submitted by Harriet Rice Sunny skies and balmy temperatures brought out an estimated 200 ice fishing enthusiasts for Saturday’s Devils Lake Ice Fishing Contest co-sponsored by Bump’s Lakeside and the Burnett Area Tourism Coalition. Raffle tickets sold like hotcakes. While there were drawings throughout the day, the suspense built for the three top prizes.…

Namekagon River featured in Travel Wisconsin Publication

July 24, 2017

The Namekagon River earned a small feature this month in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Fun Times

2017 Top 10 > Log Cabin Store & Eatery

April 24, 2017

  You voted, and the Log Cabin Store & Eatery in Danbury, WI is the favorite place to shop in Burnett County!

2017 Top 10 > Night Golfing at Fox Run

April 21, 2017

You voted, and the must-do event of 2017 is Night Golfing at Fox Run Golf!

2017 Top 10 > FishBowl Bar

April 19, 2017

You voted, and the FishBowl Bar in Danbury, WI is the top Burnett County tavern of 2017!

Crex Meadows featured in Travel Wisconsin Publication

April 16, 2017

Our very own Wetlands Gem, Crex Meadows Wildlife Area was a small feature this month in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Fun Times

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