Washburn County is like a giant playground for outdoor adventurers and enthusiasts. With hundreds of miles of recreational trails, nearly 1,000 lakes, almost 150,000 acres of public land to explore, and 700 miles of rivers and streams your choices for outdoor exploration and exhilaration are seemingly endless! But as any experienced explorer will tell you, preparation and proper gear and attire is a must and from outfitters to outdoors stores we have you covered.

Kicking off the top three spots for outdoor adventurers is Jack’s Canoe & Tube Rental located two blocks east of the intersections of highways 53 and 63 in Trego on Wisconsin’s Moving National Park, the Namekagon River. Jack’s has been family owned and operated for over 50 years now and the staff truly make you feel like you’re part of the Northwoods family. Offering canoe, kayak, tube, and SUP rentals as well as a free shuttle service to your take off point, and limited primitive campsites available your opportunity to plan the perfect outdoor excursion!


Next up on the list leading you towards great outdoor adventures is Camp Namekagon. Experience the quiet and solitude of the Northwoods at Camp Namekagon where they offer spacious, full-service RV campsites, a group campsite with four full hook-ups, cozy rental cabins, picnic areas, and clean private bathrooms and showers. Looking for a little more excitement on your trip? Boarding the Wild River property, and within walking distance to the Namekagon River, the Camp offers a wide variety of tube, canoe, kayak, and SUP rentals for your enjoyment. Whether you’re looking to have some rest and relaxation, or an adventurous outdoor getaway, Camp Namekagon is the place for you!


Coming in the top spot for the outdoor adventurer is Spooner Outlet, run by locals just waiting to hook you up with the latest and greatest in outdoor equipment and attire, as well as boasting home goods and Northwoods décor. No matter what your outdoor activity of choice may be: hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, or kicking your feet up by the fire, they offer an extensive selection of outerwear to keep you warm at night to UV-blocking clothing to keep you cool in the hot sun during the day you won’t be able to leave empty handed.


While these are just a few destinations to entice the outdoor enthusiast in you, there is plenty more adventure waiting for you to check out in our “Outdoors” section!