Date of Report: August 9, 2017
All Washburn County ATV trails are open at this time. All trails are now cleared and trails are open for travel. Please be aware that riders will encounter numerous small branches and other debris on the trail surface. In addition, heavy rains also caused numerous minor washouts and trail surfaces may be rough in some areas. Riders are urged to ride with caution. Trail grooming efforts will be underway over the next several weeks.
There are two locations on the Tuscobia State Trail in Sawyer County that are closed due to storm damages—one just west of Radisson, one just east of Birchwood. Sawyer County has established alternative routes around the Wooddale section. However, DOT will be closing STH 40 near Radisson for highway construction beginning Monday August 7. To address this, crews will be working to establish an interim repair to reopen the Tuscobia near Radisson.
Please note that the Washburn County ATV Trails will remain open unless fire danger is listed as very high, or higher. This also includes the Wild River Trail and the railroad grade to Shell Lake. Riders are encouraged to check on fire danger levels before operating on the trails.
Check Fire Danger Level: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/forestfire/restrictions.htm
Washburn County is home to the ATV Scenic Tour, highlighting over 35 points of interest along the 100+ mile ATV system. Find out more about the scenic tour here. For assistance in planning your ATV getaway to Washburn County, visit our “Request Information” page and order your ATV map, scenic tour brochure and more!
To order your FREE ATV/Snowmobile map, visit: http://www.washburncounty.org/request-info