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    On the crossroads of US Hwy. 8 and US Hwy. 63, Turtle Lake is the natural choice.  Our area offers a variety of entertainment and recreation possibilities.  Whether you'd like to relax in the fresh air and great outdoors or get out to socialize and stay active.  We have it all in Northwestern Wisconsin.  With lovely hotels and all sorts of accommodations, Turtle Lake is the place to stay.  Nestled just right to be quiet, quaint and convenient.

    Woods, fields, rivers and lakes are plentiful in Turtle Lake and the surrounding area.  Recreational possibilities are endless.  Hunting, fishing, trails and scenic enjoyment last all year round. 

    No matter what time of year, you'll find something just for you.  For more information on outdoor recreation in Turtle Lake, visit the Parks & Recreation portion of our website.  Be sure to visit the Photo Gallery for seasonal images of Turtle Lake.

    For more information on hunting, fishing and ATV trails in our area, visit the WI Department of Natural
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       The Cattail Trail runs for about 18 miles along the abandoned railroad bed from Amery to Almena and crosses right through Turtle Lake. A new restroom facility and paved parking and loading zone is located at the junction of the Cattail and Northern Railroad Trails.  Railway Park is just off the trail and to the west of the new facility.  A picnic shelter and tables are available for the public.  Enjoy this charming park right in our downtown.  You will be able to find dining and other recreational opportunities not too far from the trail; lunch and evening specials are served daily.  The Trail is surrounded by trees of all kinds, hardwoods, softwoods, pines, fields, and beautiful wetlands full of color, fresh air, and wildlife.

     The ATV Playground/Intensive Use Area of Barron County is accessible by the Cattail Trail or by trailer just north of US Hwy. 8 onto 8-3/4 Avenue in Almena WI - just a short jaunt to the east from Turtle Lake.

      The Northern Railroad Trail is now owned and managed by Barron County, accessed in Turtle Lake and runs for approximately 13 miles to Cumberland, allowing access to downtown Cumberland.  The Northern Trail is open to snowmobiles and ATVs, as well as bicycles, horses and dogsleds; UTVs are under a pilot program in Barron - details are available on the Barron County Trail webpage.  The Cattail Trail and Northern Railroad Trail are Multi-Use Trails and we ask everyone to practice caution while utilizing these resources.

    Since Turtle Lake lies in two counties, information for trails are available through the Barron County Trail Coordinator - (715) 637-4275 and the Polk County Parks Department - 715-485-9294.  State Regulations and Guidelines are available through the WI DNR.

    For more information, please visit the WDNR - All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) webpage.

    The Wisconsin Legislature established the Rustic Roads program in 1973 to help citizens and local units of government preserve what remains of Wisconsin's scenic, lightly traveled country roads.   Unique brown and yellow signs mark the routes of all officially-designated Rustic Roads.  These routes provide bikers, hikers, and motorists an opportunity to leisurely travel through some of Wisconsin's scenic countryside.

    Rustic Road 67 winds through Turtle Lake to the north.  It is located in both Barron and Polk Counties, portions of Pine Road, 13 3/4 Avenue, West County Line Road and 16th Avenue, which form a loop from US 8 to US 63.

    This paved Rustic Road travels for 4.6 miles and winds through woods and wetlands, along fields and forests, and around the edge of Skinaway Lake.  Wildlife and wildflowers abound.  This route provides a quiet, natural, picturesque adventure through the northwestern Wisconsin countryside.  For maps and photos within this site click Rustic Road 67.

    For more information on Rustic Roads, visit Rustic Roads - Wisconsin Department of Transportation


    There are more chances to win at the St. Croix Casino and Hotel, located in Turtle Lake.  Be in the midst of friendly service and elegant Native American-themed surroundings.  Try your luck on slots with all the latest games in denominations from a penny to $10.  The St. Croix Casino offers live Las Vegas style table games - craps, roulette, poker, and, of course, blackjack.  Table games are offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Each week there is a Tuesday night Blackjack Tournament and every Thursday night a Poker Tournament.  The Casino has three restaurants and offers full banquet and convention service, valet parking and live entertainment on the weekends.

    Find dining at the Me-Ki-Noc Restaurant or the all-you-can-eat TLC Buffet; light dining is offered at the Snack Bar.  Enjoy fine beverages at the Buffalo Brothers Saloon or the Little Bear Sportsman's Bar.

    Relax at the St. Croix Hotel in one of the 153 rooms or eight suites.  Whether you book a themed suite - Woodland, Asian, Polynesian or Egyptian- or a standard suite, you'll enjoy the comfort of your own Jacuzzi.  A hearty continental breakfast is available each morning of your stay and all guests are welcomed to the deluxe pool and exercise room.

    For more information about the St. Croix Casino & Hotel, visit

     Made by hand, fired with wood.  Keppers' Pottery is located just three miles to the west of Turtle Lake on Hwy. 8.  These beautiful pieces are handcrafted and fired with wood in a kiln over a four day period.  Keppers' Pottery features comfortable pots for your home, including dinnerware, bakeware, tiles, indoor and garden sculptural pieces.  One of a kind artwork, since 1976.

    Keppers' Produce, also located on Hwy. 8, provides a wide variety of healthy food grown in living soil.  Reaping Nature's best rewards!  This produce is grown for flavor and nutrition, availability throughout all four seasons and since it is locally grown, you get that "straight from the garden" taste right to your dinner table.  Vegetables are available to CSA members (Community Supported Agriculture), resturants, retail, and to on farm customers.

    Stop by to see Ken and Judith Keppers between 9:00am and 5:00pm, you will usually catch them at the farm most days.  For an appointment or more information, please call (715) 986-4322.

    Cheese can be found at the Comstock Cheese and Deli located on Hwy. 63 North in Comstock, just 8 miles north of Turtle Lake.  This cheese factory is the Largest Producer of Muenster Cheese in the United States and was the World Dairy Expo Grand Champion in 2004.

    Stop by for the very best in cheese, wines, Italian meats, salads and sandwiches.  Try some gourmet olives, roasted peppers, or any of their deli delights!  And, of course, WI's famous, squeaky-fresh cheese curds.  They carry a great line of Homemade Raviolis and Pasta, olive oils, sauces and condiments, along with many other specialty items such as homemade Cannolis, Italian Cookies, and Breads from "Bohemian Ovens."  And to finish off, have a single or double-scoop ice cream cone, a delicious chocolate malt, or their famous fudge, made right there in their own kitchen.  For that hard-to-buy-for person in your life, they have an excellent selection of gift items.  Choose from beautiful and unique ceramics, cheese and wine accessories, and much more!

    View the cheese making process through the viewing windows and watch as milk is processed before your very eyes.  Take your deli selections to the picnic area and enjoy the beautiful neighboring wetland.  Be sure to take advantage of daily cheese specials and Wine Sampling on the weekends.

    For more information about Comstock Creamery Cheese & Deli, visit

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