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.
February 06 - February 07
Fun winter activities. Food, 4X4 Ice Drag races, Ice Bowling, Minnow Races, Kids games, Pond Hockey. Polar Plunge, and much more!
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...
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...
Seven 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.