RecreationAre you looking for things to do on your northern Wisconsin vacation? It takes more than a weekend to explore all that Florence County has to offer. Over 50% of our county land is publicly owned giving you access to outdoor adventure galore. Ride our trails on your ATV/UTV or snowmobile to burn off some stress. Burn some calories hiking, biking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing our trails or blaze your own trail through the woods.
Paddle undeveloped rivers to reconnect with nature. Take your kids geocaching in the Nicolet National Forest to see their excitement at finding the hidden treasure. Enjoy a beautiful day on the water fishing, swimming, waterskiing or kayaking our lakes. Every season brings another palette of color, berry to pick or game to hunt here in the Northwoods. If history is your thing, the Historical Society Museum is a must do.
Florence County Parks
Lake Emily Park This facility has 18 sites on a quiet lake. Sites are $15.00 per day. There is a boat launch, pit toilets, water pumps, sandy beach, fishing and bathhouse. Each site has a picnic table, and a fire grate, all sites have electric hook-ups. Sites are available on a first come first serve basis.The Lake Emily Park Campground is located in the Town of Commonwealth. From US 2 in Florence turn South on County Hwy. N, go about three miles to County Hwy D, turn right (West) on County Hwy C, continue two miles to the campground and park.
West Bass Lake Park This facility has 29 sites on a pristine and quiet lake. Sites are $15.00 per day. There is a boat launch, pit toilets, water pumps, sandy beach and bathhouse. Each site has a picnic table and a fire grate and electricity. Sites are available on a first come first serve basis. The West Bass Lake Park Campground is located in the Town of Homestead. From Florence take Highway 101 South to County Hwy. C, watch for signage to the campground, about five miles from Hwy 101 turn left (North) on Fire Lane Road, continue one mile to the campground.
Fisher Lake Park This park is located on a 54 acre lake which is stocked with northern pike, bass, pan fish and trout. Visitors can picnic, play baseball, launch a boat or relax on the sandy beach. Picnic tables, picnic shelter, outhouses, and a baseball diamond occupy this quaint park. From Florence go South on County Hwy. N. This park is located in the Town of Florence.
Kenneth Thompson Memorial Park This park serves as a habitat for loons and osprey. Visitors can launch a boat to fish the 55 acre Siedel Lake for northern pike, bass and pan fish. Take Hwy. 101 South from Florence to the lake access road on the north side of the highway, near where the Siedel Creek crosses the road. Picnic tables and a boat landing are available on this very private setting.
Keyes Lake Park Keyes Lake's crystal clear waters make a good swimming and fishing lake. Try your luck at fishing for northern pike, walleye, panfish, white fish, brown trout and bass. The park has picnic facilities, a sandy beach and a boat landing. A water slide and swimmers raft adorn the swimming area. Picnic tables, picnic shelters, outhouses, swimming beach, dressing rooms, volleyball court and boat launch with dock is what you will experience when visiting this spring fed crystal clear lake.
Loon Lake Park Walk in access to a 53 acre Loon Lake where anglers will find northern pike, largemouth bass and pan fish. Take Hwy. 101 South of Hwy. 70. The park is located on the west side of the highway.
Popple River Park This park is undeveloped, scenic,designated Wild River, good for canoeing and kayaking. The park offers canoe and kayak access, picnic tables and a spot to fish for brook, brown and rainbow trout. Proceed 12 miles South of Florence on Hwy 101. Picnic tables and canoe access available.
Vagabond Park Located on 928 acre Twin Falls Flowage. Vagabond Park has a sandy beach, picnic area and a boat landing. The flowage is scenic and semi-private with islands and very few dwellings. Anglers will find northern pike, walleye, bass and panfish. Take Hwy. US 2 nine miles east of Florence. Picnic tables are available as well as a beautiful swimming beach.