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.



Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Wisconsin’s freshest farm stand fare Wisconsin is a state with a tasty seasonal tradition. For more than a century, farmers’ markets have been popping up under awnings and umbrellas in communities throughout Wisconsin, offering food lovers a chance to taste the state’s freshest fruits and vegetables without having to pull a single weed. Partake in…

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Ruffed Grouse

Three Counties with Great Grouse Hunting

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

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, but northern Wisconsin has the highest concentration. A trip into the northern forests…

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Monday, May 21st, 2018

Spring is an excellent time to get outdoors with your family! Check out these ways to enjoy Mother Nature with kids of any age: Paddling Rusk County is the perfect spot for family paddling and is home to four wild rivers: the Jump, Chippewa, Flambeau and Thornapple. The Chippewa River is a great place for…

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Your Guide To Wisconsin’s Best Parades

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

    Head to the parade route Good times are marching down the street—stake out a place on the curb and get ready for a classic family-friendly parade. Parades have always been part of the community fabric in Wisconsin’s cities and towns, and they remain wonderful ways to celebrate summer in Wisconsin. Kids can catch…

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Scenic River in Rusk County

Your Guide to Wisconsin’s Best Outdoor Adventures

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Four wild spots to see this spring Some of the best vacations will take you into the unknown. Wisconsin is home to vast forests, wild lakes and endless trails waiting to be explored. Some adventures take an hour and others can last a week or more, but they are all unforgettable. Here’s a guide to…

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