Bayfield County, Wisconsin

Get in touch with your inner WILD in Bayfield County  
Bayfield County is located at the top of Wisconsin. It’s the 2nd largest county in the state and half of our land is in public ownership, so there are abundant pristine natural resources to enjoy including the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Main Attractions

    • 962 inland lakes
    • 86 miles of Lake Superior Shoreline with access to 22 islands
    • 400,000 acres of forest
    • 5 waterfalls
    • 14 sand beaches
    • 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trailsBay snowboard smile_web
    • 160 miles of maintained ATV trails (many open to UTVs)
    • 40 hiking trails
    • 10 cross-country ski trailsBay James Netz - group2 vert_web
    • World-renowned CAMBA mountain bike trails
    • WI Lake Superior Scenic Byway
    • 26 Orchards & Farms
    • 800 miles of paved road for touring and not one stoplight!

Also, there are lots of art galleries, great lodging options and fantastic restaurants, not to mention top notch entertainment at Big Top Chautauqua – the Carnegie Hall of tent shows! And don’t forget our world class events including:Bay IceCaves girls_web

  • American Birkebeiner
  • Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race
  • Bayfield Apple Festival
  • Book Across the Bay
  • Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival
  • Grand View Firehouse 50
  • Superior Vistas Bike Tour

and many more!

Reconnect with nature – and each other – in this beautiful area.

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Contact Information

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