The Bluegill Capital of Wisconsin

Birchwood: The Bluegill Capital of Wisconsin

Your warm welcome to Birchwood, Wisconsin and its many area lakes in Northwest Wisconsin begins as you enter our down-home community, “The Bluegill Capital of Wisconsin,” and its 14-foot Bluegill. The blissful image of a friendly village is alive and doing well in Birchwood, WI. While we repeatedly proclaim the beauty of nature in our area, we would like to boast what we do “not” have.

At no time during your visit will you be stalled in a traffic jam, stopped at a stop light, pay to park, see the marquee of a single franchised restaurant or business, or the entrance of a mall. We are sure you will be delighted at the variety of shops and businesses this village supports…all of which will make your stay more convenient and pleasant.


The many beautiful Birchwood Area Lakes provide ample opportunities for the avid fishermen and recreational enthusiast alike. Big Chetac Lake, Birch Lake, Balsam Lake, Red Cedar Lake, Long Lake and the Spider Lakes offer unique waters with plenty of Northwood’s ambiance for your enjoyment. Our lakes have room for all water enthusiasts…fishing, swimming, water-skiing, sailing, pontooning, canoeing, paddle boats, kayaks or wave runners. You are welcome to pursue your favorite pastime.

A visit to Birchwood is not a step back in time, but a refreshing break from the fastlane into the serene simplicity of village life. It is your vacation, so have some fun!!