Rice Lake is located in one of the most beautiful areas in Wisconsin. The Blue Hills, Red Cedar River, and lakes provide year-round recreational opportunities. Popular pursuits include fishing, swimming, biking, hunting, snowmobiling, skiing, skating, curling, golfing, and enjoying the great outdoors.
The City of Rice Lake is Barron County's largest community with a population of 8,258. It is a thriving community with a strong industrial base and serves as the retail and medical hub for an area population of more than 40,750. In addition to public and parochial schools, the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College provides one and two-year vocational diploma programs. The University of Wisconsin Center - Barron County provides a two-year liberal arts program.
Lakeview Medical Center is at the heart of Rice Lake's medical facilities. With over 40 physicians, representing 12 medical specialties, Lakeview Medical Center provides a unique range of health services for a small community.
Marshfield Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System are also located in Rice Lake and the serve the area. Rice Lake also has dental clinics, oral surgeons, optometrists, and orthodontists. The community is proud of its excellent educational and health care systems.
Downtown Rice Lake is a healthy shopping and business district located on the lake. The area offers big city opportunities in a small town atmosphere. Residents say "this is a great place to live and to raise a family".
Getting here - The City of Rice Lake is located two hours east of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and one hour north of Eau Claire , Wisconsin. To reach the Rice Lake School District Administrative Office from Highway 53 North, exit at the Highway 53/48 exit, and travel East on Highway 48 about one mile. Turn right on Wisconsin Avenue; continue driving about eight blocks; turn right on Augusta Street. The first building on the left is the Administration Building.