General Info

Barron County was once home to Sioux and Chippewa Indians. First established in 1859 as Dallas County, Barron County was renamed in 1869. The area quickly grew as a logging and lumbering center. Communities were established near railways, waterways and lumber camps, and the city of Barron was selected as the County Seat. Settlers arrived to take part in the lumber industry and others established farms on land cleared by loggers. By 1920 the population of Barron had reached 34,281 and as industry began to diversify, the area continued to grow. Today Barron County is home to approximately 45,590 residents.



All the cities in the county and links to their sites (if available)

Trail Information & Maps

Get all your trail info here. Atv, Bike, Snowmobile, Equestrian, Cross-Country Skiing and more.

Local Events

Get out and enjoy what Barron County has to offer

Residential Services

Need to know how to get ahold of certain services within Washburn County? Here’s your go to spot.

Parks and Recreation

A nice central location to see all parks and recreational options are in Barron County.

License Centers

Get your hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing and other passes/licenses in these locations.

Fishing Seasons

Get your fishing on at the right time. Here are the details on the fishing seasons.