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

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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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

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.

BIRD WATCHING

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

2017 Top 10 > The Shop Bar & Grill

April 7, 2017

The people have spoken, and The Shop Bar & Grill at the intersection of county roads A & H has been voted the top dining experience for 2017!

2017 Top 10 > The Lodge at Crooked Lake

April 3, 2017

The people have spoken, and The Lodge at Crooked Lake in Siren, WI has been voted the top wildlife experience for 2017!

2017 Top 10 > Voyager Village Arts & Crafts Show

March 29, 2017

The people have spoken, and the annual The Voyager Village Arts & Crafts Show has been voted the top arts experience for 2017!

2017 Top 10 > Forts Folle Avoine

March 22, 2017

The people have spoken, and Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park has been voted the top history/culture experience for 2017!

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