Douglas County, Wisconsin
Douglas County and its unique communities are nestled on the western tip of the Great Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in surface area in the world. Whether you are looking for incredible scenery, rich history, rare attractions, colorful events, or year-round recreational opportunities, Douglas County has something for everyone.
Let the outdoors prevail on your vacation to Superior and Douglas County. Venture into our rugged natural beauty. Let the sweet smells of the northwoods surround you. Walk upon ancient lava beds that date back more than one billion years. Hike the portage trails of the early voyageurs. Stroll the beaches of Wisconsin Point, part of the world’s largest freshwater sandbar. Play in our clear blue lakes, our tens of thousands of acres of forested land and our rivers each with their own distinct personalities. Create your next adventure by the greatest of the Great Lakes.
State Parks – Douglas County is home to two Amnicon Falls and Pattison State Parks. Both boast beautiful waterfalls and trails, and Pattison is home to Wisconsin’s tallest waterfall.
Fairlawn Mansion – A 42 room private home built by lumber baron Martin Pattison in 1890. It is currently a house museum and host to many community events.
Wisconsin Point – Part of the world’s longest sandbar, Wisconsin Point is a great place to enjoy Lake Superior, the sandy beach, watch large ships, or check out the historic lighthouse.
Bois Brule River – This 44-mile river is one of the best known rivers east of the Mississippi. It is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and fly fishing and has been visited by many presidents.