Jackson County Parks & Trails - ALL TRAILS ARE NOW OPEN!!

ALL TRAILS ARE NOW OPEN!!Trails to Millston have been fixed and are open. Some areas may still be rough, use caution!  The Bell Mound and The Oak Ridge Trails have both been groomed. Trails to from Black River Falls to Hatfield have also been groomed. Trails going to Pray were not groomed due to equipment breakdown. All of our Parks are FULL f...
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WI DNR - ATV/UTV Operators: Ride Responsibly Labor Day Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 3, 2020Contact: Lt. Martin R. Stone, DNR Off-Highway Vehicle This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608-778-2035 MADISON, Wis. – The DNR is encouraging ATV and UTV operators to brush up on safe practices ahead of the Labor Day holiday. So far in 2020 there have been 23 fatal ATV and UTV incidents, compared to 14 in ...
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9/2/20 Flambeau Trail Update

9-2-2020 – USFS Crews will be working this week on trail 118C-101 in the Wintergreen area. The rains this past week have resulted in some slightly larger than normal puddles, and combined with the cooler temperatures the trails are in overall GREAT shape with minimal dust! Sailor Lake Campground is located on the Flambeau Trail and has some first c...
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Jackson County Trail Partial Closure Due to Rain

UPDATE FOR FRIDAY 8/28/20 The Bell Mound and Oak Ridge Trails headed to Millston are CLOSED effective Friday, August 28, 2020 due to flooding. The Millston area received upwards of 6 inches of rain, many areas of the trail are washed out. Please be advised this area is closed until further update! https://www.facebook.com/jacksonparkstrails/photos/...
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DNR Seeks Input On Proposed ATV/UTV Route Connections In Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest

Contact(s): Phil Rynish, DNR property This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608-977-0286 SUGAR CAMP, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking input on proposed plans for improved access to ATV/UTV routes and trails in and around the Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest. This enhanced access would be made po...
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Flambeau Trail Update

Flambeau Trail Update 8/18/20 – USFS Crews have been busy fixing mud holes and blading out the trails. Crews moved into the Blockhouse Lake area today to work on trail 118A-111 where the recent rains have resulted in some significant mud holes. Trail users may encounter heavy machinery on the trail so please ride with caution. Beavers have been act...
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August 15, 2020 Northwest Regional Meeting & Ride

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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Burnett County Update (Trail 10 Closed)

Trail 10 is closed to Summer ATV use. Remember - It is illegal to ride ATVs & UTVs on the Gandy Dancer Trail south of Hwy 77 in Burnett County during any non-frozen season.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 ...
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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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