Date of Report: June 19, 2018
All Washburn County ATV Trails are open at this time. We did receive some of the storms that swept Northwest Wisconsin over the weekend, but have received unofficial word that we had relatively minor damage to our trail system. You may encounter some rough spots on the trail due to the storm so please use caution when riding. Clubs have been out checking trails and clearing downed trees, but if you see any trail damage, please call Washburn County Forestry to report (715) 635-4490. If you plan to travel to surrounding counties, please check their trail conditions as north and northeast of us, most trail systems are closed at this time due to extensive damage.
Please be aware that ATV trails automatically close at any time that Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fire danger is listed at very high or higher – this closure would also include the Wild River Trail and the Railroad Grade to Shell Lake. ATV use on Washburn County Forest lands is also restricted during periods of very high or higher fire danger.
Fire danger conditions are listed at the website listed below:
If fire danger is elevated to very high or higher, Washburn County will have enforcement staff monitoring trails for unauthorized use. Be aware that fires can start from grass and dead leaves in contact with hot machine components. Be cautious not to stop or park machines in areas of dry grass or other forest litter. Be careful with any cigarettes or other smoking materials and campfires are not recommended. Please note that campfires on county forest lands are not permitted in the towns of Chicog, Casey, Springbrook or Minong (sand/pine townships).
Also be aware that not all trails have been graded for the start of the season and riders may encounter portions of rough trails.
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