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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.
Questions? 888-889-0049
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
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.
May 2, 2019 -  UW Rural Schools Focus Group with stipend in Florence County - Due to our collective progressions as a school community,
RERIC recognizes Florence County as an exemplar as a rural Wisconsin community and desires to hear from the citizens of Florence county in their efforts to support our needs and challenges.
Apr. 16, 2019 -  New Broadband Service in Fence, Long Lake and Keyes Peak areas - Broadband equipment installation on the final two Florence County towers, Long Lake and Keyes Peak is now complete. Florence County, in partnership with Northwoods Connect, received a Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grant award in August 2017 to provide fixed wireless, high-speed internet service to property owners in the Fence, Long Lake and Keyes Peak areas. These three towers will make available 25 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload speed internet to 1039 businesses, residents and seasonal households.
Apr. 2, 2019 -  Northern Saddle Club Trail Cleanup - The next gathering and trail clean-up for the Northern Saddle Club is scheduled on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 10 am at Halls Creek Equestrian Trail Head. We will be clearing the trails of down trees and fix broken signs and post.

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