Date of Report: June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022 Trail Report:
It is a beautiful time to ride the Sawyer County ATV trails! The forested trails are green and scenic, and most of our area resort destinations are now open for business consistently throughout the week.
Many of the trails have dried out due to the lack of recent rainfall. A few trails always seem to have some water holes, such as in the LCO loop. Some of the gravel-based runs, such as the Tuscobia and fire roads may prove to be dusty – so come prepared with appropriate gear.
AND, the mosquitoes are out in full force! Bring bug spray or other protection as they are here early this year and they are hungry!
Be aware that we have some trail improvement work going on throughout the county: bulldozing and trail resurfacing work is happening on sections of Trails 31, 21, 3, 715. Graders are also working on the Tuscobia as well as Trail 15. You can still ride – just watch for machinery.
The March ice storm proved to cause both immediate tree damage (which had been cleared up) as well as ongoing tree problems – especially in the Seeley Hills and LCO trails. It seems that every week we are finding more damaged birch/poplars leaning over trails as they leaf out. If you notice a trail problem or downed tree – please report it to the Sawyer County Snowmobile & ATV Alliance at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Cathy LaReau directly with urgent issues at 715-558-8966.
We’ve taken in a lot of comments about ATV/UTVs riding on roads that are not legal routes. A road route that is legal to drive should have the green/white route signs posted- If it doesn’t – don’t ride it! Also, State trunk highways (such as Hwy 63, Hwy 77, Hwy 70, Hwy 27, etc) are never ATV routes, although short sections of a state highway to connect trails or routes, or cross the highway, may be signed and legal to use.
Enjoy your ride!
Please contact the Chequamegon National Forest’s District Recreational Info at 715-634-4821 for additional questions. For the Flambeau State Forest call 715-332-5271.
Non-Resident Trail Passes are required for ATVs. (WI residents do not need a trail pass, but are required to display their registration sticker.)
State law requires ATVs to operate with headlights on at all times.
Sawyer County allows the use of Side by Sides on ALL ATV TRAILS, including those in the Chequamegon National Forest.