Date of Report: April 30, 2019
Washburn County ATV trails will be closed beginning on Wednesday, March 20th. The only exceptions to this spring closure are the Wild River Trail and the Railroad Grade to Shell Lake, which remain open unless DNR Fire Danger is rated at Very High or Higher. Please refer to the below link for current fire danger status.
Normal spring trail closure runs through the first Friday before Memorial Weekend. ATV trails will re-open Saturday morning of Memorial Weekend. In units of the Forest open for motorized uses, ATVs/UTVs are also prohibited now through the first Friday before Memorial Weekend.
Please note that motorcycles and dirt bikes are NOT permitted on our trails.
Land use agreements with private landowners for snowmobile trails do not permit the use of ATV’s at any time of the year.