Balsam Lake is surrounded by dozens of lakes, including 2,000-acre Balsam Lake, renowned for its splendid bass fishing. The Polk County Museum, operated by the county historical society, is housed in the old county courthouse in town.
July 01 - July 03
Live music and Street Dance, Arts & Crafts, Boat Parade, Grand Parade, Queen Pageant, Bass Fishing Contest, Dancing, Fireworks, Classic Car Show. Root Beer...
Labor Day Weekend Ski Show
Come see the Balsam Lake Water Ski Show Team perform jumps, human pyramids, barefooting, swivel skiing and various aerial acts. The show is free and fun for...
Paradise Landing & Kodiak's Grill & BBQ
Paradise Supper Club, built in the early 1900's as a social gathering place for the residents of Balsam Lake, maintained a history of hospitality, a center...
Thirsty Otter Tavern & Resort
Great menu, home of the famous Otter Burger, daily specials, Saturday & Sunday breakfast. Full bar, outside bar & patio, live music, special events and cabin...
7 Scenic Natural Wonders of Polk County
Natural Attractions and Parks
From rivers to forests and everything in between, Polk County has an abundance of natural wonders to explore on your next trip to northwest Wisconsin.