GIS and Parcel Data

FTP Site - For gis users and Data Download Only

Important Note: The FTP site allows GIS users to download GIS data. If you are looking to view GIS data, look up land information, and print maps, please use the Interactive Web Map.

To access the FTP site, follow the website link provided below and enter the username and password in the pop-up credentials box. GIS data is organized by folder and can be downloaded by clicking on the files. Please note that large file sizes may cause the connection to be dropped somewhere between you and the server. For this reason, it's helpful to use an FTP connection with a resume feature.

FTP Website


Password: Please email us to receive the password

A few of the layers available on the FTP site:

  • Addresses and Roads
  • Building Footprints
  • Contour Lines - 2 foot
  • County and Town Boundaries
  • Parcels
  • Soils
  • Survey and PLSS Corner Records
  • Trails
  • Utilities and Culverts
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Note that our LiDAR data is found on a different site (NOAA) which doesn't require a password (See "LiDAR Information" below)

Feature Services

Published feature services are available through the REST Services page. Viewing the service in ArcMap or another program allows users to download a layer file for use.

LiDAR Information

Bayfield County 2009

Bayfield County 2015/2016 - NOAA Website

Bayfield County 2015/2016 - State Website

Douglas County 2016

Apostle Islands Topobathy 2009

Three County Lake Superior and St. Louis River 1 Mile Buffer (Includes Cities) 2009

Georeferenced Maps in Avenza Map Store

A selection of geolocated maps is available in the Avenza Map Store, which can be downloaded for free with the Avenza mobile app:

Bayfield County ATV Map

Bayfield County Snowmobile Map

Bayfield County Road Map

Bayfield County Silent Sport Trail Map

Bayfield County Mt. Ashwabay Trail System

Parcel Mapping & GIS Data Maintenance

The Land Records Department maps and maintains parcels in Bayfield County. Parcel mapping is updated periodically throughout the year as new property descriptions, Certified Survey Maps, and plats are recorded. Additional datasets such as addresses, roadways, section corner monument records, survey points, zoning districts, and much more are also maintained by the Land Records Department. Please see the FTP site for data download or view the parcel data through our REST Services page or Interactive Web Map.


A listing of Bayfield County data sources is provided by viewing metadata information and GIS data.


We have converted several datasets into KML files, which can be viewed using Google Earth. The converted datasets include: addresses, parcels, roads, and zoning districts. To download these files, visit our FTP site or click below for trail data KML files.

ATV Routes (KMZ)

ATV Trails (KMZ)

Silent Sport Trails (KMZ)

Snowmobile Trails (KMZ)

Google Earth Screen Capture