Town of Barnes
Town of Barnes, WI


South Shore Rd Bridge Replacement

Town Transfer Site Hours & Information

DNR Fire Management
Get informed about Wildland Fire. Proper burning; get a permit; current fire danger; Firewise tips; and more.

Preparing for High Water Trends
Presentation by Friends of the Eau Claire Lakes Area on Dec. 15, 2020.


Municipal Campground Proposal - Learn more about the proposal here. A public information session will be held On January 18, 2022 at 5:30pm before the regular Town Board Meeting in the Town Hall.  A Zoom meeting will be available as well.

THE SKATING RINK IS PLOWED AND READY FOR USE!  Temperatures will moderate on Saturday so go enjoy some outdoor fun!

There will NOT be a Spring Primary Election on February 15th, it is not needed.

Declarations of Candidacy, Financial Statements and Nomination Papers for the local Spring Election have been received and filed with the clerk from incumbent supervisors Seana Frint and Eric Neff.  Therefore, there are no other candidates for the 2 positions. 

The first installment of the 2021 Taxes is due by January 31, 2022.  Tax bills were mailed the first week of December so contact the clerk's office if you haven't received yours.

Barnes EMS is seeking applications for a Full Time EMT position.  See "Town Operations", "Employment Opportunities" for more information and application forms.  Applications are due by January 14, 2022.

Visit for all your 2022 voting needs. Request absentee ballots, register to vote, update name and address and much more. Forms also available at the Town Office.

NEW FEES AT THE TRANSFER SITE EFF. 1/1/2022: Garbage bag fee increase-$3.00/13gal bag, $4.00/33gal bag and $5.00 for all larger bags and unlined cans.

COVID-19 Information & Updates

County case count continues to rise (Oct. 14, 2021)
New Face Mask Guidelines (Sept. 1, 2021)
Face Mask Guidelines (June 17, 2021)
Bayfield County Sees Rising COVID-19 Cases Despite Vaccination Efforts (March 25, 2021)
Bayfield County COVID Info.
See WI Dept. Of Health Services website for updates
See Governor's website for updates
Bayfield County Alert Center

THE TRANSFER SITE WINTER HOURS TAKE EFFECT OCTOBER 1ST, OPEN WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS only, 8am-2pm, no longer open on Saturday.   The Brush Pit is open the same days/hours.

THE NEW EMERGENCY SERVICES BUILDING IS COMPLETE!  An Open House will be held sometime in next spring.  See pictures here.

 Interested in serving on Town Committees?  Click on the Committees tab to Volunteer.

Silver Beach Elk returns to Barnes
Don't remember about this 500 year old elk? Learn more here.
Read about the recent return and Senator Bewley's visit here.
Visit the BAHA website here.

Tracy Pooler is the Bayfield County Ass't Zoning Administrator -contact him at 715-373-6138 for Planning and Zoning questions.  His office hours have resumed, Tuesdays 10am-noon. 





Vatten Paddlar Canoe, Kayak & SUP Race
July 10, 2021
Vatten Paddler Canoe Race
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