Boulder Junction

  • Boulder Junction is known as the Musky Capital of the World and is home to many Class A musky lakes.

    Boulder Junction is known as the Musky Capital of the World and is home to many Class A musky lakes.
  • An albino deer is spotted in the nearby woods.

    An albino deer is spotted in the nearby woods.

At the top of Wisconsin in beautiful Vilas County. Boulder Junction is a quintessential Northwoods town. Family vacation memories are made here. With more than 1,000 area lakes, you can fish, boat, paddle, swim, and water-ski the summer away. Boulder Junction prides itself as the Musky Capital of the World. Visitors enjoy a 100-year tradition of hospitality evident in the area’s shops, restaurants, and lodging. Biking on the B.A.T.S. trails is near heaven – 16 miles of paved trail through the pristine Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest.

Top photo opportunity is...

  • Cathedral Point, where 120-foot-tall white pines tower over the narrows that connect the north and south lobes of Trout Lake
  • The scenic Manitowish River rapids and look out bridge at the wayside of H&K
  • Fishtrap Dam - another beautiful rapids area along the Manitowish River

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Classic scenic drive.

Beautiful in every season but especially in the fall, travel down Rustic Road (County Hwy K East) where you will find many lake views and canopies of hardwoods and evergreens.

Small town charm

Boulder Junction is home to just 1000 year-round residents. Many visitors say it's like stepping back in time into a Norman Rockwell painting. Downtown Boulder Junction is host to numerous one of a kind shops, galleries and restaurants. You will be greeted with a smile in all of our establishments. There are no big box stores here. Small ma and pa businesses create the small town atmosphere that has been a vacation tradition for nearly 100 years.

Fishing? You’ll catch the big one if you...

Boulder Junction, the Musky Capital of the World, is one of Wisconsin’s premier fishing destinations. Fish for crappie, northern pike, walleye, musky, smallmouth and largemouth bass, and bluegill on one of the 194 area lakes.