Town of Barnes
Town of Barnes, WI

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Aquatic Plant Mgmt. Plan Summary
2022-2027 for Sand Bar and Tomahawk Lakes

Aquatic Plant Mgmt. Plan
2022-2027 July, 2022 Draft

Aquatic Plant Mgmt. Plan
2022-2026 - May, 2022 Draft

South Shore Rd Bridge Replacement

Town Transfer Site Hours & Information

DNR Fire Management
Get informed about Wildland Fire. Proper burning; get a permit; current fire danger; Firewise tips; and more.

Preparing for High Water Trends
Presentation by Friends of the Eau Claire Lakes Area on Dec. 15, 2020.


NEEDED! We are in desperate need of a Vatten Paddlar Event Coordinator or the race will be cancelled!  Contact the Town Office for more information or to volunteer.

Road Restrictions will begin at 12:00 P.M.- FRIDAY, March 17, 2023.  Please check out Bayfield County web page for updated information. – Departments – Highway

Visit for all your voting needs. Request absentee ballots, register to vote, update name and address and much more. Forms also available at the Town Office. IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING WILL BE FROM TUES., MARCH 21-FRI., MARCH 31.

The Board of Review will be held May 1st, 2-4 PM in the Town Hall. Open Book will be held on April 10th 9-11 AM by phone only, call 920-475-4597 to make an appoitment with the Accessor.   This is your opportunity to discuss your property assesment. 

Food Shelf at the Church is the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 9-11am.

Transfer Site passes can be purchased at the Transfer Site or Clerk's Office at a cost of $120 per calendar year.  There will no longer be a bag fee and cash will no longer be accepted for disposal fees after January 31st, credit/debit cards only. 

REMINDER:  The Transfer Site will only be open on Wednesdays and Sundays beginning October 1st.

Starting in October 2022 Senior meals at the Town Hall will only be available on Thursday due to lack of participation.

The Barnes Cemetery Committee is looking for additional members!  Please contact the Town Office if you're interested.

The Pre-Construction Meeting for the South Shore Bridge Project will be held April 6th.   

BE AWARE!  A wolf pack has been seen in Tomahawk Lake Park so use caution when walking the trails.

Municipal Campground Proposal - Learn more about the proposal here.

Barnes EMS is seeking applications for a Full Time EMT position.  See "Town Operations", "Employment Opportunities" for more information and application forms.  

COVID-19 Information & Updates

Bayfield County COVID Info.

See WI Dept. Of Health Services website for updates

See Governor's website for updates
Bayfield County Alert Center

 Interested in serving on Town Committees?  Click on the Committees tab to Volunteer.

Silver Beach Elk returns to Barnes
Don't remember about this 500 year old elk? Learn more here.
Read about the recent return and Senator Bewley's visit here.
Visit the BAHA website here.

Tracy Pooler is the Bayfield County Ass't Zoning Administrator -contact him at 715-373-6138 for Planning and Zoning questions. 






Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Tomahawk Lake Trail
(Trail Reports)
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3360 County Highway N, Barnes, WI 54873

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