|Sep. 17, 2019 -||Vendors Wanted for 10th Annual Christmas in Florence - The Florence County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting arts, crafts and product vendor applications for the 10th Annual Christmas in Florence event on Saturday, December 7th from 10am until 3pm. The event will be held at the Florence High School. Register soon, the 120 spaces go fast. Go to events at www.ExploreFlorenceCounty.com and click on the Christmas in Florence Event listing to print off a vendor form. Preregistration deadline is November 22th. For questions contact Rick at 715-528-5999 Monday – Friday from 7am – 4pm.|
|Aug. 21, 2019 -||Tourism Helps Promote Fun on the Wild Rivers with Grant - FLORENCE, Wis. (Aug. 21, 2019) – Florence County Economic Development is inviting visitors to experience Northern Wisconsin’s Wild Rivers – the Pine and Popple Rivers – thanks to a $3,800 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The grant helps fund the creation and promotion of easy-to-follow itineraries for travelers to the Wild Rivers. The campaign is set to run through October.|
|July 25, 2019 -||Please comment on WDNR Wild River Master Plan - Let your voice be heard! Anyone who loves tubing the Oxbow, fishing or camping at the Pine River Flowage, healthy forest management and green energy, we need your help!!! Please comment online or attend a public open house next Tuesday, July 30th from 5pm -7pm at the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center lower level conference room at 5628 Forestry Drive, Florence, WI|
|July 15, 2019 -||Badwater Bass Tourney Winners - “Flippin’ Fools” from Marinette, WI was the winning team at the July 13th Badwater Bass Tourney on the Twin Falls Flowage in Florence, WI. Alan Baxter and Tony Marcusen registered 6 bass weighing a total of 14.95 lbs. They received a cash prize of $1,688. The largest single bass, a large mouth weighing 3.75 lbs, was caught by Kent Hultstrand from Iron Mountain, MI and netted by nephew Jacob Smith from Florence, WI.|
|June 25, 2019 -||New Keyes Peak Steps - How many steps do YOU have in today? Florence County has 168 new steps on a trail that is ¼ mile long with an elevation change of 200 feet!!!|
|June 3, 2019 -||Keyes Lake Public Boat Launch Closure - Florence County Forestry and Parks will be closing the Keyes Lake Public Boat Launch effective 12:01 AM on June 03, 2019 due to construction. It will remain closed for approximately 35-45 days.
For permanent or seasonal Keyes Lake residents, it is recommended that you launch your watercraft prior to the closure.
The upper parking lot will also be closed during this time for beach and park attendees.
Signage will be posted for an alternate parking area.
We apologize for the inconvenience during this time.
|May 2, 2019 -||ATV/UTV Trails Now Open - Florence County ATV/UTV trails will open on May 2nd 2019 at 12:01 AM. Please use extreme caution, as there may still be spots that have ice and/or snow cover. Questions or concerns may be directed to the Florence County Forestry and Parks Department (715) 528-3207 x1704. For more trail information please visit our website at www.ExploreFlorenceCounty.com|
|May 2, 2019 -||Pine Reservoir refill to begin - We Energies will begin refilling the reservoir upstream from the Pine Hydroelectric Power Plant near Florence, Wisconsin, this week. The reservoir will slowly refill back to normal operating elevation throughout the summer.|