There’s something for everyone in Barron County! Thriving villages 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.

About Barron County

Golf, fishing, canoeing, camping, skiing, and over 350 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 theater, 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.

Want to live and work where you play? Consider relocating to Barron County. We have great careers available from excellent employers. Experience low cost of living, great housing prices, low crime, excellent schools, great connectivity and more. Commute times? What commute times. Come experience Barron County!

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Countywide Housing Study

The Barron County housing study is complete. Shown below are links to the County study as well as the individual studies for Rice Lake, Turtle Lake, Cumberland, Barron, Cameron and Chetek. Please do not hesitate to contact Dave Armstrong at 715-637-6871 with any questions. 

Barron County Housing Data Appendix

Housing Toolbox

Barron County Housing Study and Needs

City of Barron Study and Needs

City of Chetek Study and Needs

City of Cumberland Study and Needs

City of Rice Lake Study and Needs

Village of Cameron Study and Needs

Village of Turtle Lake Study and Needs

Snow Report

Snowmobile Report

Cross Country Report



Around the County


Visit the City of Barron Website for more information. Click here



Visit the Chetek Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here



Visit the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce Website for more information. Click here


Rice Lake

Click here for all Rice Lake Chamber Events.

Click here for all Rice Lake Tourism Website.


Turtle Lake

Please refer to the Village of Turtle Lake and Chamber of Commerce Website for more information on these events. Click here


Visit the St Croix Casino Website Click here


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335 East Monroe Ave, Rm 2311
Barron County Government Center
Barron, WI 548122

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