Parks, Trails and Rustic Roads in Barron County
Below you will find a listing of parks, trails and rustic roads in Barron County.
Parks & Outdoor Recreation
Cty. Hwy. C, Rice Lake If you love the outdoors, these beautiful and varied hills are a great source for recreation. They appear blue on hazy days and are a legacy left us by the great glaciers of long ago. At one time they were actually a mountain range reaching a height of 20,000 feet. Eastern Barron County, Forest & Recreation Info: (715) 537-6295
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Barron County Parks and County Forest Trails
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Boat Docks, Campground, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Swimming, Pit Toilets
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Campground, Picnic Shelter, Playground Equipment, Hiking Trails, Pit Toilets, Dumping Station
17 acres on Ten Mile Lake. 1.25 miles south of Chetek on County "SS", then east 1 mile on 6th Ave., then north 1 mile on 26 1/2 St. On east side of Ten Mile Lake. Ten Mile Lake is part of a chain of five lakes (3,764 acres), all inter-connected.
Facilities: Boat Ramp, Campground, Picnic Shelter, Playground, Pit Toilets
County Forest Trails
The Barron County Forest, located in the north western part of the state, lies primarily within the Central Plain physiographic region. With small areas in the southwest corner of the county in the Western Upland physiographic region and in the Blue Hills in the Northern Highlands physiographic region of Wisconsin. The topography of the forest and surrounding area has glacial origin. The glaciers eroded hilltops and filled valleys, thus reducing relief. Elevations range from 1,620 feet above sea level in the eastern part of the county to 1,000 feet in the Southwest. The terrain ranges from hilly to gently rolling throughout the forest. Read more....
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Barron County Rustic Roads
What is a rustic road? The Rustic Roads system in Wisconsin was created by the 1973 State Legislature in an effort to preserve what remains of Wisconsin’s scenic,lightly traveled country roads for the leisurely enjoyment of bikers, hikers and motorists Read more...
County Campground Reservations
To reserve a campsite:
Call (715) 537-6295
Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Total charges include a Barron County reservation fee.
After a reservation # has been assigned, reservation payments can be made with a credit card by calling 1-855-340-4483 or by visiting this secure link.
Mail payments within 7 days to:
Barron County Treasurer
335 E. Monroe Ave., Rm. 2412
Barron, WI 54812
Picnic Shelter Reservations
Monday thru Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Ice Age National Scenic Trail
Establishment of the trail is a joint effort of the Ice Age Park & Trail Foundation, the National Park Service, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Interpretive Center offers exhibits on Wisconsin's glacial past. The Interpretive Center is located east of New Auburn on County M, Phone (715) 967-2800
Running through Barron, Washburn, Sawyer and Price counties, you can find plenty of activities to keep you busy on the Tuscobia State Trail. Use this map as a guide to plan your vacation along the Tuscobia State Trail. Many of the communities offer lodging and restaurants, as well as other amenities. For more information regarding the Tuscobia State Trail, call one of the contacts provided.
Beginning at the Rice Lake City Limits, this multi-use, groomed snowmobile trail runs 97 miles north to Superior and intersects with the Tuscobia State Trail leading 74 miles east to Park Falls, Wisconsin.
Cross Country Ski Trails
Cumberland Area Ski Trail Association (CASTA)
Barron Area Nordic Trail Association (BANTA)
Eighteen miles east of Rice Lake, high in the Blue Hills snowbelt, Christie Mountain is a family-oriented downhill ski area with ten trails up to 4000 ft. with a 350 vertical drop, a double chair lift T-bar and two rope tows.
Rock climb in the summer!
Barron County Economic Development Corporation
335 East Monroe Ave, Rm 2311
Barron County Government Center
Barron, WI 548122
Toll Free: 1-800-529-4148