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.



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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Your Guide to Wisconsin’s Local Taverns

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Pull up a stool It’s been a tradition since Wisconsin’s earliest days: the local tavern. They are a place where people meet for good times and great food and they are the heart of small towns across the state. A lot is changing in the world, but fortunately, many of these taverns are still alive…

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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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