Rusk County

Rusk County, WI Rusk County

Rusk County

An abundance of untouched wilderness

If you have wilderness adventure on your mind, Rusk County is the right destination for you. The wild rivers and rugged trails of Rusk County traverse some of Wisconsin’s most sparsely populated country.

The Flambeau, Chippewa, Jump and Thornapple rivers are simply four of the best paddling rivers in the Midwest. All four rivers offer great fishing, birdwatching and wilderness camping.The Sisters’ Farm Trail, Blue Hills Trail System and the trails at the Reclaimed Flambeau Mine Site are favorites with mountain bikers and hiking enthusiasts. Rusk County’s 250 lakes and flowages offer endless fishing opportunities for smallmouth bass, musky, crappie and northern pike. Lake Holcombe, just 20 minutes south of Ladysmith, boasts 4,000 acres of open water and 120 miles of shoreline.  Every year, the lake produces some of the biggest musky caught in the area. And the Flambeau River near Ladysmith is becoming famous for its outstanding fishing for smallmouth bass.

If you’re looking for a place with lots scenic beauty and plenty of elbow room, Rusk County is the place for you. Find out more about Rusk County.


Hiking in West Bend


Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The best time for a hike Fall colors are starting to appear throughout the state, so now’s the time to hit the trails! Here are some of the best spots in the state to enjoy the beauty of the season. Kettle Moraine State Forest The Northern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is located…

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Ruffed Grouse

Three Counties with Great Grouse Hunting

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

  Update 10/2/17: entries accepted now for our Packers-Vikings ticket giveaway. Enter here. Wisconsin is arguably the best place in the country for ruffed grouse hunting.  The mix of older forests and newly cut over parcels gives birds the full array of foods they need to thrive. Ruffed grouse are found throughout the Badger State,…

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Kayak in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Watery Wilderness

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Wisconsin is one of the best places on earth to enjoy time on the water. While a certain neighboring state calls itself the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Wisconsin has 15,000 lakes, not to mention scores of streams, rivers, flowages and estuaries. It’s the perfect place to go for a paddle into the wild. Whether you’re…

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Oneida Bike Trail

Mountain Biking Trails to Try

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Wisconsin is a great place to go mountain biking. You’ll find hundreds of biking trails throughout the state, from challenging single-track to level trails suitable for beginners. Here are seven of Wisconsin’s best mountain biking opportunities. Nose Lake County Trail – Oneida County This mountain bike trail runs for 11 miles through Oneida County Forest…

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