Birchwood is a village, population of 442 people, in Washburn County, located in the Town of Birchwood on the Chetac-Birch-Balsam-Red Cedar Chain of Lakes. The business district offers a wide variety of goods and services. Birchwood Best,rated for its "Excellence in Performance," is one of Washburn County's largest employers. There are public schools, an elementary and a middle school; Birchwood Public Montessori, PK-6; Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School grades 7-12 and Birchwood Public High School, home of the Bobcats and named One of America's Top 100 Schools four consecutive years. There are walking, biking, and hiking trails; Tuscobia State Trail "...a trail for all time." ATVing and UTVing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing. Then there's canoeing and fishing. You vacaion here; why not relocate your family here.
Woods, Water, and Wildlife
Washburn County has two primitive canoe/kayak routes in the Birchwood area, six miles north of Birchwood. Both routes are in a primitive area with little to no development and provide a unique opportunity for a quiet, back country experience.
- Red Cedar Lake
- Big Chetac
- The Narrows
- Spider Lake Chain
- Little Birch
- Long Lake
Birchwood, the Bluegill Capital of Wisconsin, is ideally located between Rice Lake to the south, Hayward to the north, and Spooner to the west. Birchwood is a preferred area if you want to avoid the crowds and escape to the serenity of a quaint village.
Blue Gill Festival July 2017
Come to Birchwood for a great Blue Gill Festival including a fishing contest, medallion hunt, softball tournament, children's games, horse pull, food, street dances, and a big parade on Sunday. Saturday - Classic Car Parade and staging of the cars in the parade.
- Campground located in the village of Birchwood
- 40 campsites, sandy beach, playground, and pavilion
Birchwood Public Schools