There’s something for everyone in Barron County! Thriving small towns and cities, beautiful countryside along with lakes and streams offer a great place to live and visit. Welcoming to Barron County, we hope you enjoy your visit and possibly decide to make this your home .

About Barron County

Golf, fishing, canoeing, camping, skiing, and over 300 miles of snowmobiling and ATV trails offer endless opportunities to enjoy Wisconsin’s best! The gorgeous Red Cedar River is well-known for its small mouth bass fishing and amazing fall colors. There are many points of interest and activities year-round, both indoor and outdoor. For indoor fun, there are bowling lanes, roller skating rinks, traditional live theater, movie theaters, and great shopping. Watch for specialty locally grown foods like bison, cheese and produce, even tour a brewery!

Add to this a vibrant and growing business community,  with strong agriculture, manufacturing, construction, service and healthcare sectors. Entrepreneurs are welcome and will love our innovative atmosphere.

We hope you’ll enjoy your visit with us in Barron County. You’ll love the wonderful mix of beauty, recreation, arts, and business environment that that keep visitors coming back to our area again and again.

Want to live and work where you play? Consider relocating to Barron County. We have great careers available from excellent employers. Experience low cost of living, great housing prices, low crime, excellent schools, great connectivity and more. Commute times? What commute times. Come experience Barron County!


Wage Study 2018

The 2018 Wage Study is complete.

Follow this link the the full report




Inaugural Event

Barron County Business and Community Breakfast

Friday December 14th

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

WITC Conference Center - Rice Lake


Keynote Speaker

Michael Grover

VP Community Development

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis




A comprehensive housing study is underway in Barron County. An employee survey is being distributed to select area businesses that is an essential piece of the housing study. We ask those businesses to please help us get the data we need for the housing study.

Link to employee housing survey

Please call David Armstrong 715-637-6871 with any questions.




Around the County
  • Barron

     Visit the City of Barron Website for more information. Click here

  • Chetek

     Visit the Chetek Chamber of Commerce Website. Click here

  • Cumberland

     Visit the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce Website for more information. Click here

  • Rice Lake

     Click here for all Rice Lake Chamber Events.

     Click here for all Rice Lake Tourism Website.


  • Turtle Lake

     Please refer to the Village of Turtle Lake and Chamber of Commerce Website for more information on these events. Click here

     Visit the St Croix Casino Website Click here


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335 East Monroe Ave, Rm 2311
Barron County Government Center
Barron, WI 548122

Office: 715-637-6871
Toll Free: 1-800-529-4148
Cell: 715-790-1327