Reports - Trail and Recreation
Weather Report and Burning/Campfire Restrictions
No real additional snow has fallen in the Price County area recently. The best chance for snow looks to be 30% on Friday and Saturday, 40% Monday and 60% on Tuesday. Cold weather will be in the area for the next 10 days. Dress warm and get out and enjoy PRICE COUNTY Trails, Lakes and forests.
Visit https://www.wjfw.com/weather.html for weather forecasts from News Watch 12 Rhinelander.
Check on burning and campfire restrictions on the WI DNR website at https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/ForestFire/restrictions.html.
The Price County area offers some of the best trails in the state, along with very nice restaurants, resorts and shopping experiences. Whether your out on the trails Snowmobiling, ATVing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Biking or Skiing you and the family will have a great time in Price County.
Snowmobile Trail Conditions
Eisenstein Bushwackers 1/22/2019
Groomed all Bushwacker Trails 101,103,104-105,110,and 111. We didn't get a lot of snow and switched to our new mogul Master Trail drag. Trails are good condition. The mogul takes the bumps off much better than the other drag. You can see this on here 105 trail is good get out and enjoy our trails Our club and our Neighbors the Sno Gypsies work very hard to give you the best possible ride. Enjoy and Thank you from the Eisenstein Bushwackers. keep speeds down enjoy the scenery
Kennan and Catawba 1/21/2019
Trails in the Kennan and Catawba have been panned or packed and in very poor shape and un-rideable west of intersection 100 to the Rusk county. Trail 94 will remain closed till we get snow.
Sno Gypsies 1/17/19
We Groomed 80 89 90 and 91 today we will be grooming 80 south to Boyer road and Toscobia trail tonight trails and fair to good condition all swamps are frozen and groomed enjoy Thank You from the Gypsies Drive responsibly ,enjoy
Prentice Bush Benders Trail Report 01/17/2019
The trails are in fair condition in the wooded areas and poor condition with minimal snow coverage in the open areas and around the village of Prentice. They are still in early season riding condition with some rough spots. We are currently grooming/panning the trails once per week until we get more snow and can start normal grooming operations. The trails to the South and East of Prentice have the most snow cover and all creeks and swamps remain frozen at this time. There is logging on trail 181 East of Prentice and on trail 116 around County Road K. With the base we have down trail conditions will improve quickly if we get more snow. Ride safe and have fun.
The Sno Drovers 1/15/19
The Sno Drovers’ trails in the Pike Lake area continue to be in fair to good condition. While the weekend traffic was hard on the thin snow cover, but they are grooming up well. There are rocks in areas that have made their way to the top of the snow, especially on 101 west from the lakes by the iron bridge and on 111 just north of Fish Trap Road. There are occasional bare spots, but not too many nor too bad. If we get just a few inches of snow, the trails should be great since they are nice and flat now.
Logging continues on Trail 120 south of the big swamp and Fould’s Creek Rd and on Trail 108 between Trail 101 and highway 70. Take these slowly and expect icy conditions and logging equipment.
Cross-Country Ski, Snowshoe, Skijor & Fat Tire Bike Trail Report
Snowshoeing, fat biking and skijoring is allowed on some trail systems during cross-country ski season. However, trail managers ask that these trail users stay off of the classic tracked portions of trail. Thank you!
is 15 miles long with loops and trail links. We have approximately 4 inches of snow depth and the trail has been rolled but tracks have not been set. There has been some skiers using the trail and it is snowing as I type. Saturday February 2nd is the Flambeau River State Forest 27th Annual Candlelight Ski Event. This is a very beautiful family and friend orientated event. The FRSF staff are excited to show off our trails and feed the visitors. Come join us for the 27th annual Candlelight Ski Event. Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Flambeau Hills Cross Country Ski Trail. The Forest is hosting the candlelight ski and cookout beginning at the Flambeau Hills Trail Head. 1.8 km trail loop will be groomed, tracked, and brightly lit with over 600 glowing candles. Hot dogs, chili, spiced tea and goodies from the Flambeau staff and friends will be there for folks to enjoy. Picnic tables, grill and campfires will be maintained throughout the night. No fee required. Bring family and friends. Hiking and snowshoeing are permitted during this event. This event will take place regardless of snow conditions. Further information contact: Flambeau River State Forest at 715-332-5271 ext. 101.
The Flambeau Hills Ski Trail 1/23/2019
Trail is not groomed but most of the trail has been skied so tracks have been manually set. The trail is covered with 2-4" of snow. The snow cover is firm and not icy making it easy and fun to ski.
Squaw Creek/Solberg Lake Trail 1/10/19
Timm's Hill 1/17/19The Timm’s Hill Trail was groomed on 1/8/2019. There is a 5” base with some thin spots. It was starting to get a little icy, but we got a 1/4" of snow this morning and it helped soften-up the trail. Conditions are “Very Good”.
Phillips School Forest Trail (skate & classic xc-ski,
snowshoe,& fat tire bike) - 1/18/2019
The trail was skied today, conditions are poor and icy,waiting for snow,so everyone please do your best snow dance!!!
Palmquist Farm (skate & classic xc-ski, snowshoe, & skijor) 1/18/19
Half of our trail system is open. We have a sold base perfect for skate skiing. It’s a little slippery in places. We have one loop of tracked trails. Overall, conditions on our open trails is fair to good.
Wintergreen Trail - (skate & classic xc-ski, snowshoe, & fat tire bike) – 1/22/19
This trail will be maintained once Federal funding has been restored (once the partial government shutdown is over).
Plenty of snow on the trails to walk, snowshoe or ski, Get out and enjoy !!!!
Ice Fishing & Hunting Guide Reports
Flambeau Resort fisherman are reporting decent sized Walleye and Northern's are being caught on the South Fork of the Flambeau River.
Butternut Lake fisherman are reporting some Walleyes and perch are now being caught.
The DNR is reporting 14" or more of ice on most lakes.To learn more on ice safety go to ICE SAFETY.
ATV, UTV & Off-Road Motorcycle Trail Report
- Flambeau Trail System (70 miles) ~ OPEN May 1 through March 15 - Report date 12/26/18 - This report will be updated once Federal funding has been restored (once the partial government shutdown is over). Trail manager - Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest - 715-762-2461.
- Georgetown Trail (15.8 miles) ~ OPEN May 1 through March 14 - Report date 12/26/18 - The Georgetown Trail is in good condition for ATV, UTV and Off-road Motorcycle riding. Trail manager - Price County Forestry & Parks Department - 715-339-6371.
- Pine Line / Price-Taylor Rail Trail/Prentice Area ~ CLOSED - The Price County section of the trail allows ATV and UTV use December through March 31 when snowmobile trails are officially open and the temperature is 28 degrees or colder. Click here to find Taylor County contact information for inquiries regarding their open and close dates or call 715-748-1486.
- Solberg Trail (9.5 miles) ~ CLOSED FOR REPAIR - Open May 1 through March 14 - The Solberg trail is completely closed due to bridge repair. The repairs should be completed for the May 1, 2019 spring opening. Trail manager - Price County Forestry & Parks Department - 715-339-6371.
- Tuscobia State Trail (64 miles) ~ PRICE COUNTY SECTION IS CLOSED FOR THE 2018 SEASON - Open April 16 through November 15 - Click for a trail report
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/tuscobia/. Trail manager - Natural Resources Property Supervisor - 715-669-4342.
- Flambeau River State Forest Trail (38 miles) ~ CLOSED FOR THE 2018 SEASON - Open May 15 through November 15. Trail manager - Flambeau River State Forest - 715-332-5271.
MADISON - With more crashes involving all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicles this late summer state conservation wardens are urging all operators and riders to remember safety steps. Wisconsin has seen 16 fatal crashes involving all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicles this year.
Outdoor Report - 1/17/2019
A total lunar eclipse will appear overnight from Sunday the 20th to Monday the 21st. The potentially copper colored moon (blood moon) will appear
Roads to and in the forest: All snow covered, and slippery.
Paddling/Flambeau River - 2018 Final Report
The river will begin to open, become ice free, in April 2019. See you next spring!
For your safety always wear a personal flotation device (PFD). Check with an area rental/shuttle service for the most current conditions and to select a suitable stretch of river based on your experience. Resource manager - Flambeau River State Forest - 715-332-5271 or Park Falls DNR - 715-762-3204.
The North Fork of the Flambeau River is controlled by dams and it generally remains near the ordinary high water mark throughout the summer. The South Fork of the Flambeau and other rivers in the area can become quite low at times during the summer months without consistent rain. When planning a paddling trip, check with an area rental/shuttle service for the most current conditions and to select a suitable stretch of river based on your experience.