Boaters gather at a sand bar for summertime fun in Shawano Lake.


The waters below the Shawano dam churning with hundreds of large fish. Some as large as seven feet long and 200+ pounds. Often mistaken for sharks or dolphins, they are actually Lake Sturgeon—a species dating back to prehistoric times. Each spring when water temperatures are just right, sturgeon move up the Wolf and Embarrass rivers from the Lake Winnebago system to spawn, one of the only places in North America to see this large of sturgeon spawning number in one location.

The Wolf River tumbles dramatically through the wilderness of the Menominee Indian Reservation. Hidden between Lily and Smoky Falls is one of the premier whitewater rafting and kayaking experiences in the Midwest. This fun filled stretch features a number of class 3 and 4 rapids including the ruggedly scenic “Dells Gorge.” This spectacular gem has been designated as a Wild and Scenic River.

Everywhere you travel you will see colorful art adorning buildings, barns, and businesses. Nearly 200 barn quilts bedeck traditional barns throughout the county.

Explore Shawano

Annual Arts & Craft Fair 7/29/2018 Shawano - 1.69 miles away
Shawano Folk Music Festival 8/10/2018 - 8/12/2018 Shawano - 1.69 miles away
Bonduel Lion's Club Corn Roast 8/03/2018 Bonduel - 6.99 miles away
Menominee Nation Contest Pow-wow 8/03/2018 - 8/05/2018 Keshena - 8.3 miles away
Pulaski Polka Days 7/19/2018 - 7/22/2018 Pulaski - 18.38 miles away
Bowler Bash 8/03/2018 - 8/04/2018 Bowler - 20.99 miles away
Outagamie County Fair 7/24/2018 - 7/29/2018 Seymour - 21.29 miles away
National Antique Tractor Pull & Thresheree 7/27/2018 - 7/29/2018 Symco - 24 miles away

Average Weather

From soaking up the summer sun to hitting the trails after a fresh snowfall, Wisconsin has no shortage of activities for every season. Here's an idea of what the weather in this area is like to help get your planning started!


High 78° F
Low 57° F


High 26° F
Low 12° F


High 55° F
Low 35° F


High 53° F
Low 33° F
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