Richland County is located in the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin, an area where glaciers surrounded but did not pass over the land. The area abounds in caves and sinkholes and has residual, well-drained soil. As a result, the topography is more rugged than that usually associated with the Midwest. In addition to unusual and beautiful scenery, Richland County is home to some of the best trout fishing in the United States. Years of work with landowners and farmers to reduce erosion that contributed sediment to our spring-fed streams has resulted in more quality fishing opportunities. Richland County also features beautiful hiking trails, biking, and snowmobile trails.