Something for Everyone
Rice Lake offers
something for everyone -- pristine lakes, northern woods, unlimited recreational opportunities and a
quiet beauty. Located in northwestern Wisconsin on the west shore of Rice
Lake in the Red Cedar River
Lake features beautiful scenery and lots of activities all year round.
You'll also find more than great outdoor recreation and natural
beauty in Rice Lake. It is also a center for the arts and cultural
events, and offers excellent restaurants, great lodging, unique shops, and even a four star golf course!
is a thriving community with a large industrial base and a strong retail
economy. A strong school system, including the UW - Barron County and
a technical college, and excellent health and medical facilities
provide unique, high level services for this northwoods community.
Residents promote the area with lots of family oriented community events,
including Rice Lake's five -day Aquafest, the Rutabaga Festival,
Wintertime Festival, Fish-o-rama and many more activities.
wonderful outdoor activities in the Rice Lake area, including
hiking, jogging, horseback riding, ATVing, fishing, hunting, downhill and
cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, tubing, water skiing,
swimming, boating and more!
Lake area is outstanding for hunting and fishing. Deer, partridge,
ducks and small land game animals are plentiful. Local lakes are fished
all year with bass, northern, walleye, crappie and sunfish waiting for
you. The Red Cedar River, which flows through Rice Lake, is recognized by
many to be one of the best bas rivers in the nation. It offers over 60
miles of smooth, placid water for the safest of float fishing. Rice
Lake features 1000 acres of water for lots of room to water ski,
swim , fish or just relax on shore and enjoy the view.
There are two
ski areas nearby. Christie Mountain is a family oriented area offering a
tubing park and snowboard terrain park in addition to 13 ski runs.
Mt. Hardscrabble offers downhill and cross country skiing plus a half-pipe
for snowboarders. The Blue Hills offers scenic enjoyment for hikers,
motorists, cyclists, cross country skiers and snowmobilers. These hills
were once gigantic mountain range some 20,000 feet hung. Expect to see a
variety of wildlife, glacial formations and some of the most beautiful
scenery in the state. The Tuscobia State Trail and the Wild Rivers Trail
hook up with miles and miles of scenic county trails for great hiking,
biking and snowmobiling.
There is stock
car racing every week in the summer months. The Rice Lake area is
well-know n for its great golf courses and features a four star golf
course as well as eleven other 9-hole and 18-hole courses within a
25 mile area.
The area also
is a center for the arts and cultural events. There are old-fashioned
outdoor band concerts in the summer in Rice Lake's city park,
community players productions and regional art exhibits at the Red Barn
Theatre, entertainment at the Czeska Opera House, ancient gardeners art in
the Japanese Gardens, the Red Cedar Symphony, and community and university
band performances throughout the year.
Entertainment, Lodging & Shopping
offers a large selection of excellent dining, entertainment, theater,
dancing and shopping. From family restaurants and waterfront dining to
supper clubs and elegant cuisine, diners have a great choice of excellent
eateries. There are also lodging accommodations to suit every
visitor's needs from family housekeeping cottages, luxurious lakeside
lodges and historic bed and breakfast inns to primitive forest
shopper, Rice Lake offers everything from unique specialty shops to
a large indoor mall and several national stores for your needs. The
area features many antique and collectible shops as well as antique &
collectible shows, flea markets, and art and craft shows.
Rice Lake Calendar of Events
(State-wide Calendar of Events)
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Village Museum, Cameron
Historic Walking Tour of
Bayfield Trail, Rice Lake
Indian Mounds Park, Rice
Barron Blue Hills, Rice
Christie Mountain Ski
Area, Rice Lake
Mt. Hardscrabble, Rice
Tuscobia State Trail, Rice
Wild Rivers Trail, Rice
Red Cedar River
Farmers Market, Downtown
Aquafest, Rice Lake
Municipal Band Concerts,
Garden, UW-Barron County Campus, Rice Lake
Red Barn Theatre, Rice Lake
Visit the Rice Lake Business Directory
For more information on the surrounding area, visit Barron County
Visit the Barron County Business Directory