Rusk County, Wisconsin

Rusk County is home to 88,000 acres of public land, offering an endless amount of activities. Hop on your ATV, and discover the beauty of nature cruising down any one of our twenty miles of trails. Drop your kayak in any of our magnificent wild four rivers- the Flambeau, the Chippewa, the Jump, and the Thornapple. Each river has its own unique patterns, making every kayak, canoe, or tubing journey exciting. Cast a line in hopes of your dream fish- the fish are bountiful all year round! The winter season is just as beautiful. Spend the days skiing on our neatly-groomed cross country ski trails, adding up to over fifty kilometers. Travel over the three hundred and twenty miles of snowmobile trails, stopping at any of our three warming shelters along the way. When you need a break, stop downtown and check out our farmers’ markets, unique downtown shops, extensive historical museum, and train display- there is always something to explore!

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Hop on your ATV and explore unmatched beauty on our old logging roads, scenic bridges, 80,000 acres of county forest land, and the stunning Blue Hills trails.


Our four major rivers & numerous lakes and flowages are sure to suit all paddlers. From churning rapids to gentle waters, Rusk County is a paddler’s paradise.

Four Rivers

Four of NW Wisconsin’s finest waterways are found here- the Chippewa, Flambeau, Jump, & Thornapple. Experience their remarkable character for yourself!


Travel our 330 miles of expertly-groomed trails through majestic white pine forests and along beautiful, frozen rivers. Warm-up at our heated warming shelters!


With more than 250 flowages and lakes- including Class-A musky lakes- and 140 miles of water in rivers and streams, anglers are sure to catch their dream fish.


Historical railroad displays, intriguing museums, a number of natural wonders, and beautiful art galleries line Rusk County’s streets, ready to be explored!