Island & Local Activities

Outdoor Island Activities

BADMINTON can be played on the court adjacent to the croquet lawn. Equipment can be found near the office.

BAG TOSS is available on the south lawn. Equipment can be found near the croquet court or the office. Please limit play time to one hour when other guests are waiting and replace equipment when you are finished. Rules of play are available in the office.

BOCCE BALL is available on the south lawn. Equipment can be found near the croquet court or the office. Please limit play time to one hour when other guests are waiting and replace equipment when you are finished. Rules of play are available in the office.

BONFIRE: Weather permitting, join us at dusk every evening at the bonfire area in front of the main lawn. We have s’more packets and roasting sticks available in the Great Room and office.

CANOES are available in the boathouse or by the water sports area on the far west end of the main island. This equipment is free of charge and is first-come, first-served. Our staff will be happy to give you instruction on operating equipment. Remember to take life jackets or floatation cushions for each person on all watercrafts. These are available at the watersport area.

CROQUET is available on the south lawn. Equipment can be found near the court. Please limit play time to one hour when other guests are waiting and replace equipment when you are finished. Rule of play are available in the office.

FISHING: Red Cedar Lake is located in Barron County, Wisconsin. This lake is 1,841 acres in size. It is 53.00 feet deep at its deepest point. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike,  Panfish and Walleye.  Fishing poles and bait can be found near the boat house.

If you need assistance, simply ask a boatdriver or any staff member and we would be glad to help you. We do not provide fishing licenses, but you can  purchase them from nearby stores such as Mikana General Store and Seasonal Power Toys, located just a few miles from our parking lot.  Our staff will happily assist in transporting equipment.

HIKING: The main island has a path all around its perimeter. The east island also has paths with a picnic cabin at the far north end. Book guides of our nature trails and gardens can be found in the office.

HYDRO BIKES are available at the water sport area  on the far west end of the main island. This equipment is free of charge and is first-come, first-served. Our staff will be happy to give you instruction on operating equipment (just like riding a bike---only on water)! Remember to take life jackets or floatation cushions for each person on all watercrafts. These are available by the water sport area. There are weeds located in the area under the bridge that will get tangled in the propeller. Please avoid that area.

KAYAKS are available at the water sports area on the far west end of the main island. This equipment is free of charge and is first-come, first-served. Our staff will be happy to give you instruction on operating equipment. Remember to take life jackets or floatation cushions for each person on all watercrafts--available at water sports area.

LABYRINTH: If you’re in a meditative mood, walk the labyrinth located on the south side of the island between the water sport area and the firepit.

Please remember that this is a peaceful endeavor and keep your volume respectful when enjoying or when others are enjoying.

LADDER GOLF is available on the south lawn or near the lower fire pit. Equipment can be found near the croquet court or the office. Rules of play are available in the office.

LAWN JENGA is available on the south lawn. Just like Jenga, but bigger and enjoyed outdoors.  Equipment can be found near the croquet court or the office. Rules of play are available in the office.

Indoor Island Activities

BILLIARDS may be played in the game room which is located in the upper level of the boathouse.

BOARD GAMES may be found in the Great Room and can be played at any time. We do ask that our guests please help us keep all our games complete and in good condition so that others can enjoy them as well. If you want to take a game to your room, please check it out with the office.

LIBRARY: You will find that our Great Room has a modest library from which you are welcome to borrow books at your leisure.

TABLE TENNIS may be played in the game room which is located in the upper level of the boathouse.

golf course

Tagalong Golf

Just a short ferry ride across the lake or a few minutes drive from Stout’s Island boat landing, Tagalong’s golf course is a wonderful excursion for Stout’s Island Lodge guests. Built by Frank D. Stout for the private use of his family and guests, Tagalong is now open to the public.

The course itself was intended to be a duplicate of St. Andrews. Fourteen miles of pipe were used to irrigate the greens and fairways. The course also features huge, elevated greens surrounded by deep, grass bunkers. At a gala to commemorate the opening of the course in 1925, Stout arranged to have an exhibition round featuring both the U.S. Open champion and the British Open champion.

5.3 miles away by car

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Turtleback Golf

Turtleback is a premier golf and dining facility open to the public in nearby Rice Lake, WI, just a 25 minute drive from Stout’s Island Lodge.

16.6 miles away by car

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Lynndale's Golf

Rice Lake, WI 54868

11 miles away by car

Butternut Hills

Sarona, WI 54870

17 miles away by car

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Spooner Golf Club

Spooner, WI 54801

26 miles away by car

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The Trails of Northwest Wisconsin

Ice Age National Scenic Trail
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a thousand-mile footpath entirely within Wisconsin is nearby to hike some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. ATV’s are available for rent (see below).  We suggest the Hemlock Creek Segment, Northern Blue Hill Segment, or the Tuscobia Segment.
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Cedar Side Trail

The Cedar Side Trail runs alongside Red Cedar River for about 4 miles and offers spectacular views and serene walking, jogging, or biking experiences.  It starts near the Goodwill in Rice Lake and continues behind the UW-Barron County campus.
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Chequamegon National Forest
The Chequamegon National Forest offers endless hours of trails. Bring your own bike or rentals are readily available.
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Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary is a nonprofit sanctuary dedicated to connecting people to the environment.  Hunt Hill offers a wide variety of day programs and 10 miles of hiking trails, which are free of charge to the general public.
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Bike Riding Excursions
Options are aplenty in Barron County!
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Rustic Road Drives
Love a pretty drive? Rustic Roads have been selected as the prettiest drives in the state. See the office for a map of the roads-less-traveled.

River Excursions at Jack’s Canoe & Tube Rental

Looking for more of a challenge than a paddle around the island? Visit Jack’s for a fun “off-island” excursion.  Rent a kayak, canoe, or tube and make your way down the scenic Namakagon river. They will shuttle you up the river and you will end up back where you parked your car—convenient!
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ATV Excursions
There are several great ATV trails in the area around Stout’s. The Tuscobia Segment of the Ice Age Trail is our favorite (and the closest!).

Summit Lake Game Farm

Over the last 30 years, Summit Lake Game Farm has created one of the country’s finest Upland Bird hunting paradises. With 10 fields and more than 400 acres of upland birds habitat planted in switch grass, sorghum, corn and other grasses, hunters are sure to find plenty of game here.

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