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Community Profile

"Crossroads of the North," its nickname, Spooner has a population of 2,682 people and is located mostly within the southwest corner of the Town of Spooner with a small portion extending into the Town of Beaver Brook on the south, the Town of Bashaw on the southwest, and the Town of Evergreen on the west at the junction of two U. S. highways, 53 and 63 and State Highways 70 and 263. The city was established in 1909 and named after Senator John Coit Spooner. The perfect place for a getaway, a fishing expedition, to settle down, or own a second home.

Spooner is surrounded by woods, lakes, rivers, and friendly people, and it's right in the heart of Washburn County. We at Washburn County Economic Development Corporation add that, it's a perfect city to own a business. 


The Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum in Spooner—the only museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to the heritage of the Canoe." 

Heart of the North Rodeo draws thousands of fans to the area.

Jack Pine Savage Days is a local summer festival.

Spooner Golf Club "The Wisconsin Department of Tourism selected the 408 yard 18th as the first hole of the best 18 holes in the state of Wisconsin with their release of The Dairyland Dream 18."

The Railroad Memories Museum. born of a long railroad history has its home in the old CNW depot.

Governor Tommy G. Thompson State Fish Hatchery is the state's largest cool water facility and the states and worlds largest Musky hatchery.

 "Spooner is known for its thriving and historic downtown. Our shops, restaurants, museums, services, and activities are here for you!" 

Additional Helpful Links:

Spooner Area School District- www.spooner.k12.wi.us

Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce- www.spoonerchamber.org

Spooner Business Improvement District- www.shopspooner.com

Washburn County Tourism Association- www.washburncounty.org