City of Bayfield Water Utility

Bayfield, Wisconsin, 54814
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Population: 457
System: Combined Water/Wastewater

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The City of Bayfield, Wisconsin, is named in 1856 after Henry Bayfield, a British Royal Topographic Engineer whoexplored the region in 1822-23. Located at the northern edge of Wisconsin in Bayfield County and on the shore of Lake Superior, Bayfield is considered the main gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, a world-famous freshwater sailing, boating and kayaking destination. 

Bayfield is surrounded by the Chequamegon National Forest and has a total area of 0.87 square miles, of which, 0.86 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water. Its small community subsequently resides within 1 square mile, boasting great hospitality. Many gain access to this city through the well-known Wisconsin Highway 13, allowing visitors to enjoy the tourist city complete with restaurants, hotels, and specialty shops, where once was a lumbering town and fishing community.

The city also features two museums and several art galleries. One of its more unique entertainment capacities is the all-canvas tent theater, which has hosted entertainers like Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett.

Bayfield also hosts a number of fun events - the Apple Fest in October, Race Week Regatta in July, and the Midwest’s largest sled dog race in February. The city has been awarded “Best Little Town in the Midwest” by the Chicago Tribune, “Best Trail Town in the Midwest” by Backpacker Magazine, “Best Town in Wisconsin” by Midwest Living Magazine, one of “America's Best Coastal Small Towns” by USA Today.