Summer

in Wisconsin's Premier Northwest

photo by Maria Erickson  |  North Sand Lake

Summer Excitement...

Memorial Weekend marks the unofficial start to summer in Burnett County, and we kick it off with great events, including a craft fair, mud bog and more. Drive-ins diners are open and you can enjoy food and refreshments on the various restaurant patios across the area. Dive into some incredible fun on our lakes and rivers. Paddle the Namekagon River, “Wisconsin’s Moving National Park,” with friends and family. Plan a weekend camping trip on the shores of the St. Croix River, with a crackling fire and where wildlife abound.

Be sure to enjoy the Fourth of July celebrations throughout Burnett County as well. Attend multiple parades, a street dance, races, breathtaking fireworks shows and more as you celebrate America’s independence surrounded by family and friends.

Lake Fun

photo by Mj Faina  |  Big McKenzie Lake

Go Jump in a Lake...

No really, you won't regret it. With over 500 lakes in the county, many with public access, it’s no wonder the most popular summer pastimes take place at the lake. From family picnics and reunions to afternoons with just your lawn chair and a book, there is a way for everyone to enjoy our scenic lakes.

Picture yourself at the end of a wooden dock, toes in the water, sunshine on your neck – this is what vacations are made of. Take a swim at one of our many public landings, and feel your stress melt away. Exciting afternoons of boating and waterskiing make way for relaxing evening of sunset pontoon rides and stargazing.

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.

State Record Catches...

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Hook and Line Sturgeon

79"  |  170 lbs. 10 oz. 

Yellow Lake, 1979

photo submitted by: Jake Holmstrom | Warner Lake

Catch and Release Muskellunge

53"

Warner Lake, 2017
Jake H.

Tubing and Kayaking

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. 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.

Our Rivers

  • St. Croix River
  • Namekagon River
  • Yellow River
  • Clam River
  • Wood River
  • Chase Creek
  • Hay Creek
  • Loon Creek
  • Sand Creek
  • Wood Creek
  • Logging Creek
  • North Fork Flowage
  • Upper North Fork Flowage
  • South Refuge Flowage

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Golfing

Hit the Links...

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

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

Head northeast for a round at Voyager Village, an 18-hole championship course nestled comfortably in our Wisconsin landscape.

Plan your next golf getaway in Burnett County.

Farmers' Markets

Fresh, Organic Foods...

Scattered around the county from spring through fall shop at quality markets, organized by the Burnett County Farmers’ Market. Shoppers will enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, handmade jellies and goods, plants and more.

In addition, Burnett County is home to multiple fruit farms, offering fresh fruit and a farming experience. Along the backroads of the county, seek out Squirrel Ridge Farm, growing organic blueberries and offering wood-fired pizzas and artisan foods. Lindy’s Berries is a family-owned and operated produce farm, operating for over 30 years. On Poquette Lake, try Smith’s Apple Farm, a 3200-tree apple orchard with a bakery and gift shop, making it the perfect fall destination. South of Grantsburg, Holmes Lake Apple Orchard offers an opportunity for u-pick from 12 varieties.

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Market Locations and Times

Alpha and Grantsburg Markets are open from June through October. Siren's Market opens in May. 

Alpha
Thursdays from 3 - 5 pm.  
Located at Burnett Dairy Cooperative on Highway 70.

Grantsburg
Mondays from Noon-2 pm. 
Located in the Village Hall/Library Parking Lot on Brad Street.

Fridays from 2 - 4 pm.
Burnett Medical Center parking lot

Siren
Saturdays from 1 - 3 pm.  
Located one block south of the stop lights at the Tesora Restaurant parking lot on Highway 35.

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Information

Burnett County Tourism Coalition
burnettcountyfun@gmail.com

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For County Tourism related inquiries:
Burnett County Tourism Office
715-349-5999 or 800-788-3164
bctour@sirentel.net

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For County Government related inquiries:

BurnettCounty.com

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