715-485-3215 | library@balsamlakepl.org

404 Main Street • Balsam Lake WI 54810

Mon. - Thurs. 10-6 • Fri. 10-4
Sat. 10-1 • Sun. - Closed

ADULT Summer Library Program

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2022 Adult Summer Library Program

June 27th – July 25th

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Find a Lake In Polk County

Polk County has 400+ lakes and while not all of them are ideal picnic places you can follow these links to find one to to visit.

WI DNR – Find a Lake

Lakes and Rivers (Polk County Information Guide)

Mckenzie Creek Wildlife Area

McKenzie Creek Wildlife Area is a 5,497-acre property in Polk County. It consists of rolling upland aspen, oak, and maple forest, lowland forest, trout streams, lakes, tamarack/black spruce bog and spruce plantation.

McKenzie Creek Wildlife Area is 1/2 mile south of Clam Falls. There are access points on 60th and 68th streets, off of Highway I. From Frederic, take Highway W east for 8 miles. The property is north and south of Highway W. From Luck, take Highway 48 east for 8 miles to Highway O. Head north for 2 miles and the property is on the north side of Highway O. There are small gravel parking areas at various locations throughout the property.

WI DNR – Mckenzie Creek Wildlife Area

Balsam Lake Trails

Just outside of downtown Balsam Lake you can find a system of walking trails to discover.


Map of Balsam Lake Trails

Pothole Trail

Pothole Trail at Interstate Park

.4 mile loop

The western terminus of the 1,200-mile National Scenic Ice Age Trail and the most geologically unique trail in the park. A short hike to scenic views of the Dalles of the St. Croix River gorge. Walk atop Old Man of the Dalles rock formation past world famous potholes formed by glacial meltwaters.

Gravel surfaced; stone stairs; uneven terrain; observation deck with benches.


What is Disc Golf?

Disc golf is played much like golf except, instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. The sport was formalized in the 1970s and shares with golf the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws).

Disc Golf

Pine Park Disc Golf Course

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Balsam Lake Public Library

404 Main Street
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
(715) 485-3215


Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday closed