DescriptionA railroad junction during the lumbering era, Spooner was named after John Coit Spooner, a railroad attorney elected to the U.S. Senate in 1885 and 1897. Spooner now is a popular resort community in the wooded lake district of northwestern Wisconsin. More than 900 lakes attract tourists to Washburn County. A float trip down the Namekagon River is a popular pastime; access landings are in Trego at the junction of US 53 and US 63, and on CR K, 10 miles north of Spooner.
Visitor InfoWashburn County Tourist Information Center 122 N. River St. SPOONER, WI 54801. Phone:(715)635-9696 or (800)367-3306
Self-guiding toursThe Spooner Heritage Walking Tour showcases some of the city's oldest homes and businesses. Also on the tour are the sites of Spooner's first school and church services. The tour guidebook can be obtained from the tourist information center.
Things to SeeGovernor Tommy G. Thompson State Fish Hatchery