About Barron County

There’s something for everyone in Barron County! Thriving small towns and cities, beautiful countryside along with lakes and streams offer a great place to live and visit. Welcoming to Barron County, we hope you enjoy your visit and possibly decide to make this your home .

Golf, fishing, canoeing, camping, skiing, and over 300 miles of snowmobiling and ATV trails offer endless opportunities to enjoy Wisconsin’s best! The gorgeous Red Cedar River is well-known for its small mouth bass fishing and amazing fall colors. There are many points of interest and activities year-round, both indoor and outdoor. For indoor fun, there are bowling lanes, roller skating rinks, traditional live theatre, movie theaters, and great shopping. Watch for specialty locally grown foods like bison, cheese and produce, even tour a brewery!

Add to this a vibrant and growing business community,  with strong agriculture, manufacturing, construction, service and healthcare sectors. Entrepreneurs are welcome and will love our innovative atmosphere.

We hope you’ll enjoy your visit with us in Barron County. You’ll love the wonderful mix of beauty, recreation, arts, and business environment that that keep visitors coming back to our area again and again.

Meet the Secretary

Governor Scott Walker and his cabinet will be on the road in Western Wisconsin!  On July 11 and 12, Wisconsin’s agencies will be represented at various meetings, community events, and business tours in Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix, and Trempealeau counties. 

Secretary Scott Neitzel
Department of Administration.
Monday July 11th  Noon – 1:00 PM
UW-BC, Blue Hills Lecture Hall

The Department of Administration has several key functions including helping the governor develop and implement the state budget, supporting other state agencies and their programs by offering services such as centralized purchasing and financial management and more.
Secretary Neitzel will begin the session with a few comments then open it to the public for questions.
Do you have questions on how the budget is developed? Education funding? Road funding? Business regulations, any and all other questions are welcome.
Cabinet on the Road is an excellent opportunity for the administration to meet with people all over this western Wisconsin region.  We hope you will take the time to discuss issues important to you with the cabinet members during their visit. 

To register, please contact Dave Armstrong at bcedc@co.barron.wi.us.


Around the County
  • Barron
Visit the City of Barron Website. Click here
  • Chetek
Visit the Chetek Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here
  • Cumberland
Visit the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce Website . Click here
  • Rice Lake
Click here for all Rice Lake Chamber Events.
Click here for all Rice Lake Tourism Website.
  • Turtle Lake
Visit the Village of Turtle Lake and Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here
  • St Croix Casino
Visit the St Croix Casino Website Click here


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330 East LaSalle Avenue
Government Center, Room 2311
P.O. Box 71
Barron, WI 54812

Office: 715-637-6871
Toll Free: 1-800-529-4148
Cell: 715-790-1327