Bayfield County, Wisconsin

Bayfield County is the “Home of Wisconsin’s National Treasures” with 7 national designations including the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Frog Bay Tribal National Park, North Country National Scenic Trail and the headwaters of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway is another reason to explore the area - a fun adventure awaits!

Along with the incredible natural features is a compliment of amenities to make your visit great with lots of restaurants, lodging options and cultural activities such as museums, art galleries and the incredible music venue - Big Top Chautauqua. It is also the home of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa where you will find Legendary Waters Resort & Casino and an annual Pow Wow that celebrates and teaches about traditional Native American culture.

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Ice Caves

View beautiful sea caves along Lake Superior’s shore. In winter, they have beautiful ice formations that are sometimes accessible on foot when conditions allow.

National Treasures

Bayfield County is the “Home of Wisconsin’s National Treasures” with 7 national designations that highlight the amazing natural amenities in the area.


Get the “inside scoop” from interviews with locals on everything from historical attractions to restaurants and everything in between.

Scenic Byway

The WI Lake Superior Scenic Byway winds along the Lake Superior shoreline through amazing natural, cultural, historical and geographical features on the peninsula.


Hike, bike, ski, snowmobile or ride a 4-wheeler - with half the county’s land in public ownership, there are hundreds of miles of amazing trails to explore!


There are 5 beautiful waterfalls in Bayfield County. With some hikes short and some longer, plan accordingly and stop at some area shops & restaurants along the way!

Contact Information

Bayfield County Tourism
117 E. Fifth St./PO Box 832
Washburn, WI 54891
(715) 373-6125