Shell Lake is full of small town appeal. Be sure to stop by the Washburn County Historical Museum, depicting 150 years of Washburn County history. The museum includes a church built in 1888, the former parsonage, the Beaver Brook School Museum, and the Sky Watch Hut used during World War II. Visit the quaint downtown overlooking the beautiful 2,500 acre Shell Lake. You’ll find many treasures in the downtown shops, as well. Take a walk along Shell Lake beach or head over to Clover Meadow Winery for a wine tasting, the only certified organic winery in the Midwest.
Shell Lake is exploding at the seams with artists of all kinds. Stop by The Potters’ Shed and browse the gift shop, have a cup of coffee in the garden or explore your creative side by painting your own pottery or building your own mosaic. Throughout the summer, the Shell Lake Arts Center performs concerts at the beach and brings in fantastic musicians from all over the US. Theatre in the Woods is another great source of artistic talent for plays and musicals alike.
Shell Lake Fine Arts Festival
One of the finest art fairs in northwestern Wisconsin! Thirty-three local and regional artists will be displaying and selling their art work on the beautiful...
Northwoods Concert Band Concert
Enjoy an evening of incredible music, featuring the Northwoods Concert Band. The event is held at the band shell overlooking beautiful Shell Lake, so be sure...
Shell Lake Triathlon
The Shell Lake Triathlon includes a 1/2 mile swim, 15 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile run. The area has a great lake to swim in, great roads to bike, great trails...
Bashaw Lake Resort
Bashaw Lake Resort is a family owned and operated vacation facility on Bashaw Lake, a 170 acre lake in Burnett County, Wisconsin. The resort provides furnished...
America's Best Inn & Suites Shell Lake
We are proud to provide the amenities you want most and we deliver them at the highest level possible, starting with quiet rooms. Our Shell Lake WI hotel...
Shell Lake Municipal Campground
Shell Lake Municipal Campground, on the shores of Shell Lake, a premier fishing, water skiing and sailing lake. 46 sites - 12 on the lake and 12 pull-through;...
Scoop "N" Brew
Proudly serving a variety of 16 flavors of Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, Backroads Coffee/Espresso and Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs.
Potter's Shed, The
Art Gallery & Coffee Shop Cafe. Hot & Cold Gourmet Coffee Drinks, Deli Sandwiches, Wraps, Soups & Salads. Art Gallery: Representing over 300 artists, explore...
Thru the Woods Cafe
A heartwarming cafe nestled in the small town of Shell Lake. If you love a hearty homecooked meal we have one for you, in a larger than life portion!
5 Great Summer Berry-Picking Spots
Things to Do
Blueberries, raspberries, and more! Here are a few of the many great picking locations around the state, plus a site to unearth more sweet spots.
Irresistible Inland Beaches
Beaches & Pools
You don’t have to be near Lake Michigan or Lake Superior to find a beautiful beach. Wisconsin has over 14,000 lakes and plenty of scenic inland beaches. So...