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.