There’s something for everyone in Barron County! Thriving small towns and cities, beautiful countryside featuring rolling hills, along with lakes and streams offer plenty of outdoor recreation or a pleasant Sunday driving tour.

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.

Special Events Update

Barron County Advisory Group Meeting a Success!

A meeting was held on Tuesday November 4th between 6 school districts and over 20 inidividuals representing manufacturers from throughout the region.  This meeting was a follow-up to an initial meeting held at the June, 2014 Facilitating the Future Pre-conference. 

Barron County schools districts (Prairie Farm, Rice Lake, Barron, Cameron, Cumberland and Chetek-Weyerhaeuser) area manufacturers, Gold Collar Careers, WITC,  Workforce Resource, WI DWD and Barron County Economic Development came together to identify needs, explore partnership opportunities and begin to identify manufacturing related career pathways for our local students.

Our next meeting will be held Feburary 17th at WITC Conference Center in Rice Lake.



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