Burnett County . . . Spirited Waters, Inspiring Wildlife

Wisconsin’s Premier Northwest

Beautiful lakes, friendly folks, rich forests, historic places and great accommodations await you in Burnett County. The members of our Resort and Campground Association invite you to vacation in Burnett County.

Located in northwestern Wisconsin, Burnett County is best known for great fishing on over 300 lakes and thousands of acres of wild northern forests. In addition, 75 miles of the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers thread through our county, and they offer excellent canoeing, kayaking, and camping on pristine rivers. Wisconsin’s largest state-owned wildlife complex, which includes Crex Meadows, provides prime waterfowl hunting and bird watching.

Over 100,000 acres of county-owned public forest land are open for hunting; many have trails for off-road vehicles. In addition, we have an extensive network of groomed snowmobile trails and several excellent cross country ski areas. The Gandy Dancer Recreational Trail offers excellent biking and hiking. We are the home to a restored fort and trading posts, seven golf courses and two gaming casinos. Dining and shopping opportunities are plentiful.

Collectively our members offer over 100 vacation homes and lake cabins, almost 200 hotel/motel/b&b units, and 600 campsites on some of the best lakes, rivers and trails that nature has to offer. We offer everything from basic camp sites to lush suites with wireless internet access. If you’ve never been to Burnett County, we think you’ll find that despite all of our great attractions, we are not overly commercialized. Most of our businesses are still owned by mom-and-pop, and we offer excellent personalized service in the best part of Wisconsin!


Click on the photo above to see the Burnett County Guide Book