August 7th 2020 Flambeau Trail Update

8/5/20 – USFS crews have been busy this week doing additional brushing on the Flambeau Trail on trail 118-102 south of Wintergreen. Crews have also been busy filling in mud holes and blading the trail in the area by Sailor Lake campground. Beavers have been active on trail 118-111 by Newman Lake and we have a trapper in there working to remove them...
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August Recap- NW Regional Meeting & Ride & Trail Ambassador Training

As captured in our last e-newsletter, the August 15th regional event is still on. Our thanks to the Rusk Riders ATV Club for lining up the outdoor pavilion in the Village of Weyerhaeuser as our host club. The shelter will provide shade but still give us ample room to comply with distancing health recommendations as we gather. More details are provi...
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Flambeau Trail Update

7-20-2020 – Crews were able to check some sections of the Flambeau trail after the recent storms over the past weekend and the trails were in great condition. There is some water on portions of the trail on the 118G-102 but is passable. With the rain there is limited dust on the trails. For information on any recreational opportunities on the fores...
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Big Snow Resort - Free 1 Night ATV Lodge for WATVA Members

The Big Snow Resort in Upper Michigan is offering a free 1 night ATV Lodging exclusively for WATVA members. More information about Big Snow can be found here: https://www.bigsnow.com/ Please present WATVA membership card at check-in.  Additional nights available from $68.00. Offer expires October 31st 2020. Subject to availability.
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Flambeau Trail Update

On Monday, June 29 USFS crews will begin replacing the culvert on Clover Creek on trail 118C-101. The trail will be temporarily closed during construction which is scheduled to be completed on July 2. Please observe the closure and stay out of the work area to keep everyone safe. A temporary detour will be marked on the trail during this time. Toda...
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Rice Lake looks to expand ATV/UTV access

by Ryan Urban, Rice Lake Chronotype Rice Lake officials are considering opening more streets to ATV/UTV traffic. At its June 23 meeting the City Council voted to create a plan designating what streets will be open to ATVs. Currently, ATVs are allowed on only some sections of Pioneer Avenue, South Street, Macauley Avenue, North Street and Lakeshore ...
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Polaris Donates More Than $110,000 to Off-Road Organizations with T.R.A.I.L.S Grants

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (June 8, 2020) – Today, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII), announced it donated more than $110,000 to off-road and all-terrain vehicles (ATV) organizations across the United States as part of its ongoing T.R.A.I.L.S Grant Program. The 12 nonprofit organizations that were awarded a Spring 2020 T.R.A.I.L.S grant received awards ranging from $...
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Wisconsin State Park System Updates

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will reopen state campgrounds on Wednesday, June 10 with special conditions to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. Some of the changes that campers and park visitors will experience beginning June 10 include: Automatic touchless check-in.New signs to educate visitors on recreating responsibly.Park ...
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6/4/2020 Flambeau Trail Update

Brushing has wrapped up on the trails and they are looking great. Wildlife has been very active too, with lots of new fawns being spotted on the trails.  USFS crews are planning on replacing the culvert at Clover Creek on trail 118C-101 in mid to late June.  During this construction the trail will be closed from FR 533 to trail 118K, with...
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Wisconsin State Parks To Adjust Operations

 State Parks To Lengthen Hours, Reopen Select Restrooms And Extend Campground Closures MADISON, Wis. – In accordance with public health guidelines and safety recommendations, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is modifying current operations to maintain the safest environment for visitors and staff. Beginning Saturday, May 23, all W...
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Burnett County Forest & Parks Summer-Use ATV/UTV Trails open Friday, May 22

Summer-Use ATV/UTV Trails open Friday, May 22. During the summer season, (which runs through September 15), you may operate your ATV/UTV on State-funded Summer-Use Trails ONLY. Summer-Use Trails are designated with WHITE blazers. Remember - It is illegal to ride ATVs & UTVs on the Gandy Dancer Trail south of Hwy 77 in Burnett County during any ...
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Flambeau Trail Update

5/21/20 – The Flambeau Trail is open and is in good condition. Brushing is begging today on trails 103 and 104 by Wintergreen Lake. Once this area is completed brushing will begin on trail 111 between Blockhouse and Hwy 182. Beavers have been active on trail 111 near Newman Lake. If you notice any plugged culverts or water coming over the trail ple...
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Get Outside. Stay Safe. Be Well.

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism has released some great information for getting outside, staying safe and being well during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Here are some great tips for accomplishing getting outside, staying safe and being well.   Before heading out on a trip, call ahead to any local establishments that you might be stopp...
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Marinette County Trail Detour

Due to a washout on Benson Lake Road, the trail from Goodman Park to the west to the Forest County line is closed. The detour will be; from the power line trail turn west on Homestead Lake Road to County I turn right on I to Camp 5 Road west on Camp 5 rd to Harper lk rd West on Harper Lake Road to Valley Lake Road than north on Valley Lake Road to ...
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Vilas ATV Trails Scheduled to Open

DATE: 13 May 2020 TO: News Media and Other Parties of Interest FROM: Dale Mayo, Vilas County Parks & Recreation Administrator RE: Vilas ATV trails scheduled to open. THE VILAS COUNTY ATV TRAIL SYSTEM IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN AT 8:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY 15 MAY FOR THE 2020 SEASON. THERE WILL BE A SEGMENT OF LANDOVER TRAILS IN CONOVER THAT WILL BE TEMPORA...
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Douglas County ATV/UTV Summer Trails Are Open

The Summer ATV/UTV Trails under the Management of the Douglas County Forestry are open at this time. Clubs are out on trails performing maintenance. Please use caution when passing our Volunteers. Please check with neighboring Counties before you ride to make sure that the trails are open. The new county road routes will not open until May 22nd and...
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High to Very High Fire Danger Continues During the Weekend

High to Very High Fire Danger Continues During the Weekend   MADISON, Wis. – Gusty winds, very low humidity, and little-to-no precipitation lead to a weekend of critical fire weather conditions. The threat is predicted to continue into early next week with elevated fire danger across the state. To help us keep Wisconsinites safe, the Wisc...
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Oconto County Set to Open ATV / UTV Trails on Friday May 8th

The Oconto County Tourism department released a Facebook post stating the county will open their ATV & UTV trails on Friday, May 8th 2020. 
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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Reopens Boat Landings and Trails

Rhinelander, WI – APRIL 30, 2020 -- The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will be lifting the closure order for boat landings (except for some within closed campgrounds) today. In addition, both motorized and non-motorized trails on the National Forest will be open May 8 or when local conditions allow for opening. Please check the website or with...
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Riverview ATV Park (Kewaunee County) Closed to Public until Further Notice

KEWAUNEE, WI – The Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department has delayed the opening of Riverview ATV Park, which typically happens in the beginning of May until the end of the month or once the "Safer at Home Order" is lifted by the State, due to COVID-19 concerns as well as wet trail conditions.  The off-road recreational vehicl...
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