Rusk County, Wisconsin

Rusk County has over 88,000 acres (that’s nearly 140 square miles) of public lands offering an unparalleled amount of outdoor recreational opportunities.  Choose from activities including hiking the Ice Age Trail, skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, white water river canoeing on the upper Flambeau, floating the route of early traders while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Chippewa as you float via canoe or inner tube through the breadth of the county.  One thing is certain; your adventure begins the moment you arrive.

  • Great paddling and fishing on 4 Wild Rivers (Flambeau, Chippewa, Jump, and Thornapple
  • Over 50 km of cross country ski trails
  • 320 miles of snowmobile trails with 3 warming shelters
  • Over one hundred miles of hiking trails, as well as the Ice Age Trail
  • Home of the Reclaimed Flambeau Mine
  • Copper Park horseback riding area
  • 20 miles of ATV trails,
  • Ladysmith’s Northland Mardi Gras featuring Venetian Night Parade on the Flambeau River
  • Northwoods Rock Rally and Northwoods Country Rally
  • Soo Line Depot Visitor Center and multiple rail displays
  • Fun small town festivals, local markets and galleries



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