Bayfield County

Bayfield County
Town of Cornucopia, Bayfield County; Photographer: Chad Briesemeister
County Seat: Washburn

117 E. 5th St.

City: Washburn
Zip: 54891
Phone: 715-373-6184
Land Area: 1,476.25 sq. miles
Water Area: 565.28 sq. miles
Elevation: 654 ft. at Washburn; 1,368 ft. at Bayfield Lookout Tower
Number of Lakes: 962
Area in Lakes: 22,629 acres (35.36 sq. miles)
Rivers: East Fork Iron, Flag, Iron, Marengo, Namekagon, Oune, Sand, Sioux
Major Watershed: Lake Superior, St. Croix River (Southwest)
Geographical Province: Northern Highlands; North and East: Lake Superior Lowlands

Southeast and South Central: Maple, hemlock and yellow birch forests; small areas of white and red pine; conifer swamps of black spruce, tamarack and cedar. Northern coast: Balsam fir, white spruce. North: Red pine, white pine, jack pine and prairie grasses.


1930: 15,006
1970: 11,683
1980: 13,822
1990: 14,008
2000: 15,013
2010: 15,014
2020: 16,220

WCA District: Northwest

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