Visitors

Special Notice (updated 7/17/2016, 9:30am)

: Everyone should still be able to enjoy their vacations despite the storm damage. Businesses are open and functioning normally; just allow extra time to get here due to some road detours.There are detours around all areas that have road closures. 

See this Press release listing alternative routes here. Here is a map of the routes that avoid road closures. NEW INFORMATION on Hwy 2 is not yet included on these maps, but there is now a detour on Hwy 2 to avoid the closure on US Hwy 2 for cars and light trucks. The detour is not for heavy trucks or semis, but the highway department is hoping to have it open to all traffic by the end of the week. 

See the special 
Storm webpage for a detailed map of problem areas and other information.
Welcome!
Bayfield County is not your typical Northwoods community. Experience nature...with amenities! This is the home of Wisconsin's national treasures including the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the famous Ice Caves.

Escape from the world for a while - reconnect with nature. Then enjoy the local culture at area restaurants, shops and galleries.

Exploring the Ice Caves From the rugged sandstone cliffs framing Lake Superior’s majestic glacial waters to the deep recesses of forest lakes and trails, from local art galleries to orchards and berry farms that hug rolling hills, you’ll find those secret, special places that provide a lifetime of memories.

Our respect for the pristine natural resources that surround us translates to an outward commitment to sustainability that you’ll find interwoven throughout your experience here. The welcome you’ll find here is genuine, and the opportunities for heart pumping adventure or tranquil relaxation are unlimited.

Once you've been here, we know we’ll have the pleasure of seeing you again. This is Wisconsin’s wild place - a destination you’ll never forget.

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Visitor & Recreation Guide

View the 2016 Visitor & Recreation Guide.


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Date changes:


  Herbster Smelt Fry - April 30th
  Mt Borah Epic - June 4th
  Superior Vistas Bike Tour - June 25th
  Cornucopia Day - August 13th
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