Washburn

Washburn is a beautiful four season destination, especially for any outdoor enthusiasts. This cozy town is situated on the shores of the Chequamegon Bay, part of vast Lake Superior.
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Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce

126 W Bayfield Street | P.O. Box 74
Washburn, WI 54891
(715) 373-5017

Washburn

Washburn is a beautiful four-season destination, especially for any outdoor enthusiasts. This cozy town is situated on the shores of the Chequamegon Bay, part of vast Lake Superior. They are a stone’s throw from the Apostle Islands and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Enjoy some time on the water. We have beaches for swimming, as well as opportunities for kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding and fishing. Alongside the waterfront is the Washburn Municipal Marina, a full service, 139-slip recreational boat marina. It is home to a 150-ton travel lift and a brand new boat ramp.

The lands surrounding Washburn are crisscrossed with ATV and snowmobile trails. A 2-mile walking trail along the shoreline has secluded beaches and is a birders paradise. On the hill is Lake Superior View Golf Course, complete with stunning scenery. Bayfield Street cuts through the heart of Washburn and holds many businesses, which makes for an easy walk between award-winning restaurants and shops. Visit the local museum and cultural center to learn a little bit more about this historic town on the bay.

For some further winter fun, Washburn provides plenty of space on the bay for ice fishing, and forest for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. For a one of a kind experience take a fat tire bike on both the lake and on the trails or visit Washburn’s “secret” ice caves along the Chequamegon Bay shoreline.

On Water
  • Dock and explore the marina.
  • View the ice caves along the shoreline.
  • Kayak or paddle the Chequamegon Bay.
On Land
  • Hike or bike the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
  • Tour the Historical Museum and Cultural Center.
  • Camp on Lake Superior’s shores.