Florence Wisconsin
in Northeastern Wisconsin

Lodging- Businesses- Recreation

Enjoy beautiful scenery, lakes, rivers, streams, woodlands, forests, waterfalls, remote trails, wildlife, and great photographic opportunities. Something for everyone who loves the outdoors or who just wants to relax in the clear fresh air in the northwoods of Wisconsin.

Florence County includes the town of Florence, Spread Eagle,
Aurora, Fence, Fern, Long Lake, and Tipler.

July 12, 2014: Badwater Bash and Bass Fishing Tournament at Vagabond Park. Free Admission. Fun for the whole family. Activities include the Fire Department's Water Canon, Minnow Racing, dunk tank, plus much more. Food served from 3 pm on. Badwater Ski-ters Water Ski Show at 5pm Music by the band Oz starts at 6 pm. Fishing Tourney: $75 per boat. Call 755-528-5377 to register

 
Camping:
KEYES LAKE CAMPGROUND and MINI-GOLF. Camping with Modern Facilities, Beautiful Wooded Sites, & 18 Hole Pro Mini Golf. We have 33 sites and 2 Sleeping Cabins, a camp store and WI-FI. The Mini Golf is the largest course in the area. The course runs around two ponds and crosses over flowing streams. Located 3 ½ miles south of Florence on Highway 101. You and your family are invited to enjoy a quiet memorable vacation at Keyes Lake Campground & Mini Golf, N4018 Highway 101, Florence, WI 54121. Phone: 715-528-4907 or 1-800-264-8071
 

NICOLET NATIONAL FOREST in Florence County. Rustic campgrounds at the Brule River, Lost Lake, Morgan Lake, Chipmunk Rapids, Stevens Lake, and backcountry camping in the Whisker Lake Wilderness. Hiking, Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Wildlife Watching, Waterfalls, Biking, & Hunting. Stop at the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center for maps and information or Phone: 715-528-4464.

Food and Beverages:
CHUCKWAGON Bar & Grill for food & beverages. Located in Spread Eagle, WI, 7 miles east of Florence on the north side of Highway US-2 at the intersection with Carpenter Road. Open daily at 11 am serving a wide variety of sandwiches, homemade soup, chili, your favorite beverages, and a delicious Fish Fry on Friday. Bring the family. Take out available. Phone: 715-696-6220. Snowmobile & ATV trail across the road with easy access. 

Equipment Rentals, Recreation, and Guided Tours
NORTHWOODS WILDERNESS OUTFITTERS Store and River Trips. Your Outfitting Headquarters for Outdoor Adventures in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin, Menominee River Country. Guided and self-guided river trips and fishing adventures.  Canoes & kayaks (sales & rentals), traditional archery supplies, fly fishing equipment, snowshoes, and other outdoor gear available in the Outfitters Store. Shuttle service available. Two-bedroom rental cabin.  N-4088 Pine Mountain Road, (Corner US-2 and Pine Mountain Road), Iron Mountain, MI 40801. Phone: 906-774-9009 or 800-530-8859.

RAFTING at PIERS GORGE and the STURGEON RIVER with Northwoods Adventures in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Located at the corner of M-95 & US-2 on the north side of Iron Mountain, Northwoods Adventures offers several rafting trips daily. Experienced rafting guides. All equipment provided. Call to schedule a thrilling ride down these exciting rapids. Northwoods Adventures Rafting Outfitter, N4017 US Highway 2, Iron Mountain, MI 40901. Phone: 906-563-5450

WILD RIVERS ADVENTURE COMPANY is located on Highway US-2 in downtown Florence. Rentals of Hurricane Kayaks and Trek Mountain bikes for enjoying the back roads, trails, lakes, and rivers in northeastern Wisconsin with delivery available. Half day to weekly rentals. Bike rentals include helmet and lock. Kayak rentals include a life vest and paddle. Car carriers available. River Tubes for a fun day floating down a nearby rivers. Kayak or tube the Ox-Bow on the Pine River. Open Friday through Monday from 10 am to 5 pm. Call for weekday rentals. 209 Central Avenue, Florence, WI 54121 Phone: 715-952-8027

KEYES LAKE MINI-GOLF 18 hole pro mini-golf. Bring the family for a great game of golf everyone can play.

BUSINESSES: Some businesses are located in nearby Iron Mountain, MI, 20 miles east of Florence on Highway US-2/US-141

IRON MOUNTAIN POWERSPORTS is a full service dealer offering sales, certified service, parts, and rental machines in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Sales of boats, pontoons, motors, ATV's, UTV's, snowmobiles, and motorcycles. Large rental fleet of boats, ATV's, and snowmobiles. Delivery available. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Iron Mountain Powersports, 1804 N Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Phone: 906-779-1771.

PAINTING CONTRACTOR Randy Duval Painting & Decorating. Over 35 years of service in the area. See Randy for all your painting and decorating needs. Wallpaper, Refurbrishing Paneling, Woodgraining on Metal Doors, Deck Maintanence, Window Trim and Sills, Cabinets, Staining, Color Varnishing, & Power Washing. Licensed & Insured. Duval Painting, N-4849 Harding Park Drive, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Phone: 906-774-2812

Real Estate
GRETA MICHAUD, Superior Realty, 100 East H Street, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Phone: 906-774-6137, cell: 1-906-396-2139, or Toll Free:1-800-236-6137. Experienced Real Estate Professionals for the South Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northeastern Wisconsin. Residential, Commercial, Vacant Land, and Waterfront Property in the Iron Mountain, Quinnesec, Norway, Vulcan, Crystal Falls, and Iron River area in the Upper Peninsula and the Spread Eagle, Florence, and Niagara areas in Northern Wisconsin. We are a Buyer - Seller Agency. Greta C Michaud ABR CRS GRI RECS RAM, Owner/Broker. E-mail: greta@gretamichaud.com web site: www.gretamichaud.com

Things to See and Do in Florence County

BADWATER SKI-TERS Water Ski Show,Vagabond Park, Menominee River, Spread Eagle, Wisconsin, 5 miles from Iron Mountain, Michigan. Shows from mid-June through Labor Day weekend. Two Late Night Shows. Watch awesome skiing and amazing jumping. The Badwater Ski-Ters Jump Team has been very successful in national competition and are the 2009 National Show Jumping Champions. Please check our schedule for exact times and dates. Always Fun! Always Free!

FLORENCE COUNTY FAIR

FLORENCE COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE and JAIL

Constructed in 1889, the courthouse and jail are listed in the National Registered of Historic Places

FLORENCE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
201 Florence Avenue
P. O. Box 162,
Florence, WI 54121
Phone: 715-528-3597

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10 am to 12 noon during the summer

FLORENCE COUNTY LIBRARY. Phone: 715-528-3094

SPREAD EAGLE ART SHOW "Art in the Woods", 38th Annual Show, Spread Eagle, WI, 7 miles from Iron Mountain, MI. Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm, at the Chuckwagon on US-2 in Spread Eagle, Wisconsin.

visitor bldg

Wild Rivers Interpretive Center
and Visitor Information.

Located at the corner of Hwy US- 2/141 and State Hwy 101/70 in the town of Florence.
Phone: 715-528-5377

Pick up your trail and waterfall maps and information on the Nicolet National Flrest.

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Recreational Opportunities

Florence County offers hundreds of acres of public land for hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, off-roading, snowmobiling, downhill and cross country skiing, An amazing area for outdoor enthusiasts. Whitewater rafting at Piers Gorge just east of Niagara, WI.

CANOE and KAYAK the many rivers and streams. The Pine and the Popple Rivers are Wisconsin designated Wild Rivers and are a great paddle through the undeveloped forest wilderness. Tube or kayak the Oxbow on the Pine River, just a few miles south of Florence on County Highway N. The paddle takes from 2 hours oras fast as you want. You end your trip only 1 mile from your car. Tube and kayak rentals at Wild Rivers Adventure on US-2 in Florence.

Start your trip here on County N
The Pine River
Oxbow take-out

FISHING: The lakes and streams of Florence County are just waiting for you to drop in your line and enjoy some great fishing.Florence County offers 265 lakes and 165 miles of rivers and streams filled with a wide variety of fish.

KEYES LAKE PARK for swimming, boating, and fishing. Located on Highway 101, 4 miles south of Florence. Crystal clear waters and a sandy swimming beach for lots of fun. Picnic tables. Bring your lunch and spend a nice summer day by the water.

SKIING: Keyes Peak Downhill Ski Area is located 4 miles south of Florence on State HighwayHighway 101. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing with rental equipment available. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Phone: 715-528-3228 or 715-528-3207.

SNOWMOBILING. Enjoy almost 200 miles of groomed trails connecting to Iron Mountain, Crystal Falls, and Iron River in the Upper Peninsula and Marinette and Forest County Wisconsin. Trail Report

SPREAD EAGLE BARRENS NATURAL AREA. Just south of Lake Anna you will find one of the last areas in the state of Wisconsin that was never settled and remains undeveloped as it was many centuries ago. Rolling plains, grasslands, sweeping vistas, wild birds, butterflies, wildlife, and wildflowers dot the landscape and delicious blueberries are ready for picking during the summer.

WATERFALL TOUR: Florence County has several waterfalls located on state designated Wild Rivers, the Popple River and the Pine River. Both offer canoeing and kayaking with portage trails around the waterfalls. The Florence County Waterfalls are not easy to reach and are on backroads, sometimes impassible, so be cautious as you treck into the woods. All the waterfalls are accessible by land except Little Bull Falls that is located on private property and can only be viewed from a canoe or kayak.

  • LaSalle Falls, Meyers Falls, & Bull Falls are on the Pine River. LaSalle is the largest falls and it is about a hike of 1 mile over hills and hollows to find this exciting waterfall. Washburn Falls, Jennings Falls, Little Bull Falls, and Big Bull Falls are on the Popple River
  • Directions and maps are available at the Wild Rivers Interpretive Center at the corner of US-2 & Highway 70/101 on the west entrance to the town of Florence. Tourist information, maps, and licenses. Phone 888-889-0049 or 715-528-5377 
Meyers Falls
Washburn Falls
WILDLIFE ABOUNDS

You can find it all in Florence County in Northern Wisconsin

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