Washburn County, WI Itinerary: A Few Fun Days with Fido


Why leave your best friend at home when there is so much for you to do together when you vacation in Washburn County? We’ve put together some recommendations on some great spots to enjoy with your four-legged friends when visiting our area. Check it out!

Hiking at Hunt Hill


Looking to immerse yourself in some gorgeous northwoods scenery? Look no further than Hunt Hill where you’ll find 13 miles of trails where dogs are welcome on a leash. Your pup will love exploring this 600 acre nature preserve!

Spooner Dog Park


This is such a treasure of a dog park. Located just north of Railroad Park, along the Wild Rivers State Trail, this dog park offers the opportunity for you to let them off the leash to play a bit. There are play structures and even a little plastic pool you can fill up for them to cool off a bit.



If your pup loves to make a splash, there are plenty of boat landings throughout the county where they can cool off in the water. Most public beaches don’t allow dogs on the beach, but there typically aren’t any restrictions at the “Class B” boat landings unless otherwise noted.



Does your pooch love to feel the wind in their hair? There’s no better way to explore the Washburn County lakes than on a pontoon ride. It’ll be like sticking their head out the car window on a beautiful day.

SUP Ride


Feeling adventurous? If you have a little calmer dog, why not try introducing them to riding on your stand-up paddleboard with you? It can be a super fun way to explore the lakes and spend some quality time with your dog.

Canoeing at Sawmill


If your dog is just as much of an adventurer as you, be sure to grab your canoe and head to Sawmill Park. There you’ll find two canoe portage trails that follow some incredible glacial lakes. The primitive campground offers lots of room for you and your pup to play and enjoy the great outdoors. 

Spooner City Park


A trail near Spooner’s downtown worth exploring is Spooner City Park where you’ll find about a mile paved trail which connects to miles of other wooded hiking trails. There is also a playground for the kids and picnic pavilion. Dogs are welcome on a leash. 



What better way to spend the weekend than camping with your dog? There are many great public and private campgrounds, most of which welcome well-behaved dogs, on a leash. Spend the night under the stars along one of Washburn County’s beautiful lakes or rivers and you’ll be glad you brought your four legged friend to take in the sites with you.

Visitor Center


While the visitor center staff loves helping everyone get the information you’re looking for, I can speak personally by saying handing out doggie treat bags is always the highlight of my day. Well behaved dogs are welcome at the visitor center. Plus, there’s a cool Wisconsin statue which makes the perfect photo opp for your pup. Just ask K9 Bleu!