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Vacation in Douglas County - Wisconsin

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Area Overview

Douglas county and its unique communities are nestled on the western tip of the Great Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in surface area in the world. The sheer enormity of Lake Superior and its ever-changing colors and moods will astound you and wake the adventurer within. Whether you are looking for incredible scenery, rich history, rare attractions, colorful events or year-round recreational opportunities, Douglas County has something for everyone.
Let the outdoors prevail on your vacation to Superior and Douglas County. Venture into our rugged natural beauty. Let the sweet smells of the northwoods surround you. Walk upon ancient lava beds that date back more than one billion years. Hike the portage trails of the early voyageurs. Stroll the beaches of Wisconsin Point, part of the world’s largest freshwater sandbar. Play in our clear blue lakes, our tens of thousands of acres of forested land and our rivers each with their own distinct personalities. Create your next adventure by the greatest of the Great Lakes.
The flavor of our rich history and culture can be discovered in our museums, parks, and historic districts. Our unique attractions tell the story of American Indian heritage, early explorers and settlers, the prosperity of the early boomtown days and our part in American history, especially World War II.

Includes Cities/Towns: Brule, Danbury, Foxboro, Gordon, Lake Nebagamon, Maple, Minong, Poplar, Solon Springs, South Range, Superior.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

Douglas County is full of opportunities for outdoor recreation, shopping, dining and more. Whether you like camping, hiking, or just taking in the views we offer over 270,000 acres of State Parks, State and Municipal Forests, Wildlife Sanctuaries, and five day-use county parks. Fish or swim in one of our hundreds of lakes and rivers open for public use. Douglas County offers various motorized, tour cycling, mountain biking and hiking trails.

From our music in the park concert series, various public museums, and shopping centers we offer a wide variety of entertainment opportunities. No activity day would be complete without checking out one of the many unique dining opportunities where you can enjoy a range of cuisine from a traditional Wisconsin supper club fish fry to taverns and grills with great burgers and sandwiches.

Cultural Activities

Throughout the year Douglas County plays host to various festivals and events like the Lake Superior Dragon Boat festival, the Head of the Lakes Fair, Music in the Park at Lucius Woods County Park, or racing at Amsoil Speedway.


Douglas County is located next to one of the biggest and best attractions in the world, Lake Superior. Come enjoy any number of our swimming beaches, boating excursions, camping, parks and forests, or charter fishing groups. Check out our historical museums, small town shopping, and our local flair restaurants. Winter more your thing? We have activities all year-long with various winter recreation opportunities available like downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. Whatever type of adventure you're looking for, Douglas County is sure to deliver.


Superior, the largest city in Douglas County, partners with Duluth, Minnesota for busing with the Duluth Transit Authority. Superior is within a 15-20 minute drive from the Duluth International Airport.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  0.8  10.5  20.2  1.0 "
 February  7.1  16.8  26.5  0.8 "
 March  18.7  27.3  36.0  1.8 "
 April  30.0  39.5  49.0  2.1 "
 May  39.6  50.8  61.9  3.1 "
 June  48.3  59.7  71.2  4.0 "
 July  55.6  66.6  77.5  4.3 "
 August  55.4  65.4  75.4  4.1 "
 September  46.7  56.6  66.6  4.0 "
 October  35.9  45.2  54.5  2.4 "
 November  23.0  30.4  37.7  2.0 "
 December  7.7  16.1  24.5  0.9 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Summers are warm and beautiful, perfect for fishing, swimming and all outdoor activities. In fall we celebrate the changing colors with various local festivals and street dances. Winters are generally snowy and cold, which is perfect for our skiing and snowmobiling trails. Spring brings the cycle full circle with fishing and camping openers and various festivals and events.


Douglas County offers a wide range of accommodations from trail side camping to five star resorts and vacation rentals.


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