Embarrass River OHV Park & Dyracuse Recreation Park Set to Open

In a sure sign of spring, two of Wisconsin's OHV parks are gearing up to open in the coming weeks.  Embarrass River Campground & ATV Park Opens May 1st First up is Embarrass River Campground and ATV Park. On their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Embarrass-River-Campground-and-ATV-Park-141574899354340/) they state:As of today A...
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Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club Safely Donates to Christian Food Pantry

​Hidden Bear Trail ATV club donated $1,000.00 to the Christian Food Pantry and $1,000.00 to Community Health Mask Makers recently. Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/233376364193416/photos/a.290660098465042/585713452293037/?type=3&theaterFrom the article: "Maintaining proper social distance, Christian Food Pantry president S...
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Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Delays Opening of all Recreation Sites

Rhinelander, WI – APRIL 10, 2020 -- In alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure health safety of its employees, visitors and volunteers, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will be delaying the opening of all recreation sites and not allowing camping or campfires until further notice. In addit...
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Gov. Evers Directs DNR to Close 40 State Parks, Forests, and Recreational Areas

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Department of Natural Resources to close several state parks to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites.Due to unprecedented crowds, litter, vandalism and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health and safety and help flatten the curve, the following Wisconsin State Parks, Forests and...
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Oconto County Closes ATV/UTV Routes Due to COVID-19

​Check out the full article here: https://fox11online.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-concerns-close-oconto-county-owned-boat-landings-campgrounds-and-more​From the article: "There were 140 vehicles. They represented 34 counties, three states. There were no Oconto County residents parked there. However, over half of the vehicles that were t...
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Embarrass River OHV Park Update

​COVID-19 Update:As of today April 8th 2020 our campground and trails will still open as normal on May 1st.Since our campground will not open until after the current safer at Home order expires, social distancing measures will not need to be taken.That being said below are the current social distancing practices in place for any campground that is ...
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Spring Riding Information

​It's almost trail riding season for the majority of the state! However, there are a few things you should know regarding opening dates and soil conditions. We frequently are asked what trails are open from folks wanting to get out and ride. To help answer this question, Randy Harden, President of WATVA, wrote a blog post explaining the answer.&nbs...
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Oneida County Update to Clubs

ATV Clubs,I am very appreciative that clubs are working on their own to get trails built or getting permissions for trails in your area.As you make these requests, PLEASE make sure that your requests coincide with Oneida County ATV TRAIL Opening & Closing dates.By our County ordinance, Oneida County Trails Open on May 22 and close on December 1...
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Burning Permits Are Suspended In Wisconsin

Campfires For Warming Or Cooking Strongly DiscouragedCONTACT: Catherine Koele, DNR Wildfire Prevention Specialist 608-219-9075 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Wis. - Spring in Wisconsin has the highest fire risk with the No. 1 cause of wildfires being debris burning. Wildfires pose a serious threat to public safety, property and our n...
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Fees Waived For Wisconsin State Parks And Trails

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2020CONTACT: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Waived For Wisconsin State Parks And TrailsState Parks, Trails And Restrooms Remain Open; Property Buildings ClosedMADISON, Wis. – Fees are now waived for all Wisconsin State Parks and Trails that continue to remain open to the public. Parks, law enforcement and property ...
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Polaris Industries Impacted by COVID-19

​In a letter that was sent to all Polaris suppliers, Polaris Suppliers, Monday, March 23, 2020The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly evolving, challenging the way we work, do business and operate in general. As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we want to update you about the actions Polaris has takento date....
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State Parks and Trails Remain Open To Public

Wisconsin State Parks and Trails will remain open to the public. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources continues to receive the most up-to-date information and will adjust operations as conditions change. We will continue to monitor on the ground circumstances each day to determine if park closures become necessary.Recent guidance from the ...
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CPSC: ATV Injuries Continue to Decline

​IRVINE, CA – March 16, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's 2018 Annual Report of ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries, released in February 2020, confirms that injuries related to all-terrain vehicles continue to decline.Assessing a 10-year period (2009-2018), CPSC staff cited a statistically significant overa...
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​DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 3/16/2020

​DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 3/16/2020.All Snowmobile and Winter ATV trails under management of the Douglas County Forestry Department are officially closed for the season.In addition, all year-round recreational trails are temporarily closed at this time except for the following trail segments:1. Gandy Dancer Trail – MN/WI Stateline to Patzau.2. S...
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ALL DNR EDUCATION CLASSES CANCELLED from March 16th to March 31

 Volunteer Education Instructors:This notification is in regards to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) and program direction on how to conduct business as a volunteer instructor. Effective immediately, the Department of Natural Resources has taken the position to cancel all Safety Education Classes for Hunter-Internet field days-Archery-ATV-Snowmobile...
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​DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 3/13/2020

​DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 3/13/2020.All Snowmobile and Winter ATV trails under management of the Douglas County Forestry Department will officially close for the season at 8:00 AM local time on Monday, March 16, 2020.Douglas County received two days of warm weather over the weekend and the trail conditions across the county range from good to po...
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Annual Meeting Postponed Due to COVID-19

WATVA Followers & Friends,This week our board of directors met to discuss the upcoming annual meeting and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We unanimously decided to postpone our event to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 as well as comply with state mandated health guidelines regarding the limitations of gathering of people in public or p...
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Marinette County Trail Closures

Date: March 10, 2020From: Pete Villas, Forestry AdministratorSubject: ATV Trail ClosureThe entire Marinette County ATV Trail System will be closed to all vehicles effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice. This closure is required to protect the soft trail bed from erosion damage caused by ATV's and other vehicles during s...
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Douglas County Update

DOUGLAS COUNTY TRAIL UPDATE 3/10/2020.All Snowmobile and Winter ATV trails under management of the Douglas County Forestry Department will officially close for the season at 8:00 AM local time on Monday, March 16, 2020. Douglas County received two days of warm weather over the weekend and the trail conditions across the county range from good to po...
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Douglas County Closure

Effective immediately, trail 925 (Douglas County) from Andrews Road to Swedish Highway is closed due to high water. Gates are closed. The rest of the trails in Douglas County remain open at this time!https://www.facebook.com/233900521842/posts/10157461178036843/?sfnsn=mo Recreational Trails | Douglas County, WI - Official Website ​ https://www.doug...
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