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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.

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.





From the Blog

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…

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!


Burnett County Tourism Coalition


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Burnett County Tourism Office
715-349-5999 or 800-788-3164


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