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.
September 03 - September 04
Sweet corn served by the Girl Scouts. Live music and dancing at local establishments. Turtle Crunch Demolition Derby.
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...
February 04 - February 05
Fun winter activities. Food, 4X4 Ice Drag races, Ice Bowling, Minnow Races, Kids games, Pond Hockey. Polar Plunge, and much more!
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...
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...
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.