Town of Barnes
Town of Barnes, WI

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Aquatic Management Plans

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.


SENIOR MEALS ON THURSDAYS ONLY STARTING 9/7- reservations required-see the flyer in the community events calendar.

ATTENTION:  CURLY LEAF PONDWEED(CLP) has now been discovered in Shunenberg Lake (part of the Eau Claire chain of lakes).  It looks like this.  Learn more here.  PLEASE HELP REDUCE THE SPREAD BY AVOIDING THESE AREAS!

PLEASE SCOOP UP and dispose of TURIONS and floating Curly Leaf Pondweed plant fragments. The picture contains a variety of the stages, sizes and colors of AIS CLP turions that you may see floating in your lake. They fall off the plant, float and end up in the bottom of the lake where they can lay doormat for up to ten years before rooting. CLP also breaks off when caught on anchors, motors, etc. They often contain multiple turions which then fall off to start new infestations. CLP grows under the ice dominating the sunlight and depriving native plants. The CLP grows to the surface and forms thick mats. It dies off at the beginning of July and creates Algae blooms in the middle of summer reducing oxygen for fish and creating poor swimming conditions, etc.  PLEASE avoid disturbing the plants in anyway to minimize the spread of NEW INFESTATIONS.

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. 

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. 

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

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.

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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