Welcome to Spooner
Spooner, located at the intersection of Hwy 63/US Hwy 53 just 6 miles north of Shell Lake, hosts the Fat Tire Stampede, an off-road bike race held during the Spooner Rodeo weekend in July. Spooner is the third-largest community between Eau Claire and Superior on the four-lane U.S. Hwy. 53 in Washburn County and is famous for its fishing. Area lakes can produce big walleyes and musky on their own, but when Mother Nature needs an occasional boost, the Governor Tommy G. Thompson State Fish Hatchery in Spooner is up to the task. The hatchery first opened in 1914, and was completely renovated in 1996 when the 4,568-square-foot building was replaced by a state-of-the-art 14,000-square-foot building that houses an incubation area, offices, conference room, laboratory, outdoor fish exhibit, and visitor center.
As one of the Top 100 Rodeos in the U.S., Spooner's Heart of the North Rodeo always attracts skilled contestants. Rodeo Weekend is only one highlight of Spooner's busy event calendar every year, occurring in early July. Spooner Rodeo events include bull and bronco riding, steer wrestling, roping, barrel racing, bareback riding and team roping. The town of Spooner really goes all out to make the Rodeo weekend enjoyable for all ages. Other events include a Saturday afternoon equestrian parade, the Coronation of the Rodeo Queen, live music every night, and the popular Cowboy Sunday morning service held outdoors at the rodeo arena.
Largemouth bass are the most widespread game fish species in the county.Smallmouth bass are found in 27 lakes and four streams. Musky are found in several lakes and two streams. Shell Lake is the most important musky fishing water in the county. The Trego Flowage, Yellow River, and Namekagon River below the Trego Dam also host musky The Northwest Sports Complex is nestled in the heart of beautiful Spooner, boasting a 6000 square foot fitness and plyo-metric center, an indoor track, a near Olympic size pool, and indoor ice arena as well as racquetball and wallyball courts. All this within walking distance of our local antique shops and various stores.
Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce
122 North River Street • Spooner, WI 54801
Phone: (715) 635-2168 • Toll Free (800) 367-3306