Top 12 Swimming Beaches in Northwest Wisconsin

Top 12 swimming beaches in northwest wisconsin

Summer weather has arrived, and what better place to enjoy it than on one of Northwest Wisconsin's beautiful lake beaches.

We've curated a list of our top 12 favorite public spaces to go enjoy a day at the lake.

Timm's Hill County Park

Price County
After a hike to the top of Timm’s Hill County Park in southern Price County - home to the highest natural point in Wisconsin at 1,951 feet above level - look down 160 feet to beautiful Bass Lake with a swimming beach, fishing pier and rustic boat landing – something for everyone!

Balsam Lake Beach

Polk County
Features a sandy, gradual slope to the water, so it's great for kids! The beach also offers picnic tables and a grill or two.

Moon Lake Park

Iron County
The Town of Iron River invites you to enjoy our beautiful park with us!  Moon Lake is a great place to camp, swim, fish, or just spend a day in the sun!

Lake 26 Park

Burnett County
Lake 26 public beach and boat landing has a large sandy beach, picnic tables and room to run and play. Located east of Danbury on Elliot Johnson Road, Lake 26 public beach has outdoor grills, restrooms and nature trails adjacent to the beach for more outdoor adventures.

Bayview Beach

Bayfield County
Miles of sandy, Lake Superior beachfront at your feet.

Lake Hayward

Sawyer County
Lake Hayward is in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, and is fed by the Namekagon River and is part of the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway  Swimming beach includes kid’s playground equipment, bathrooms, picnic tables, bbqs, pavilion, parking and fishing pier.  No lifeguard.

Memorial Park

Rusk County
This picturesque riverfront park has a boat ramp, beach, volleyball courts, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, picnic tables and a fishing pier.

Maslowski Beach

Ashland County
Maslowski Beach offers a shallow, sandy swimming beach, playground, pavilion, bathrooms, changing rooms, pay phone and artesian well. Easy access to Ashland’s beautiful Waterfront Trail along Chequamegon Bay.

Ray's Beach

Chippewa County
Located on the south side of Lake Wissota off of County Highway X, this newly developed beach provides a sandy beach, picnic areas, restrooms and is handicap accessible.

Shell Lake Beach

Washburn County
Located in the heart of downtown Shell Lake, a thriving arts community, Shell Lake beach is about as close to a sandy, ocean-like beach as you'll find in northern Wisconsin. This stunning beach is located in Memorial Park which offers a campground, fishing pier, swim raft, lifeguard hours, pavilion, band shell, playground, recreational rentals along with dining, ice cream and shopping just across the street.

Wisconsin Point

Douglas County
Enjoy three miles of sandy beach perfect for swimming right on the shores of Lake Superior! Relax or find adventure with agate hunting, bird watching, hiking, boat watching, and so much more at Wisconsin Point in Superior.

Southworth/Airport Park

Barron County
Picnic tables and grills, pavilion, restroom, play area (merry-go-round, slide, swings, teeter-totter, sandbox, jungle gym), horseshoe pits and parking.