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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Gov. Evers Directs DNR to Reopen Several State Parks and Forests with Special Conditions

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers today directed the Department of Natural Resources to re-open several state parks, forests, and recreational areas originally closed due to unprecedented crowds and out of an abundance of caution to protect public health.The DNR will reopen 34 state parks and forests on May 1, 2020 under special conditions to help minimize...
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Florence & Marinette County Set to Open May 1st

Two more counties are gearing up to open their ATV / UTV trails this weekend. Florence and Marinette County have posted up dates regarding the opening dates:  Marinette County Pete Villas, Marinette County Forestry Administrator Subject: ATV Trail re-opening The entire Marinette County ATV /UTV Trail System will be re-opened on May 1, 2020. Th...
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Forest County Scheduled to Open May 1st

​The Forest County ATV / UTV trails are set to open May 1st at noon. Here is the notification from the Forest County ATV Association: TRAILS OPEN MAY 1st at NOON Here is the official statement from the Forest County Forestry Dept. "All Forest County State funded ATV Trails will be open for use on Friday, May 1st, 2020 at noon. Snowmobile trails are...
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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...
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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&theater From the article: "Maintaining proper social distance, Christian Food Pantry president...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 Decembe...
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Burning Permits Are Suspended In Wisconsin

Campfires For Warming Or Cooking Strongly Discouraged CONTACT: 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. MADISON, 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...
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