Florence County

  • Take a kayak adventure on the Oxbow River.

    Take a kayak adventure on the Oxbow River.

Florence County in the state’s northeastern corner is as wild and natural as Wisconsin gets. Nearly half the county’s natural charm is preserved in national and county forests. The 8,850-acre Spread Eagle Barrens State Natural Area is a birder’s paradise. The Brule River and the wild Pine and Popple Rivers are gems for whitewater and wilderness canoeists.  These exceptional wilderness components combine each autumn to produce one of Wisconsin’s best fall color opportunities. The Wild Rivers Interpretive Center in Florence tells the story of this unique corner of Wisconsin. Downtown, the Florence County Historical Museum anchors the city’s historic district.