Reports - Trail and Recreation
Weather Report and Burning/Campfire Restrictions
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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.
ALL TRAILS LEAD TO & FROM THE Price County AREA!
The Price County Area proudly offers a wide variety of trail experiences that will captivate every ATV/UTV enthusiast! Ride over 500 miles of trails with THOUSANDS of miles of connecting trails!
Trails in Price County are now open and in good condition. Watch for downed trees and high water due to storms from last week. Drive Safely and be aware of new elk calves and deer fawns in the area.
The trails around the Park falls area are in great condition. The forestry department is out and upgrading trails and repairing damaged area. There is some areas that have standing water, for all you that love the mud, we have that.... Watch for shared trail use when on the trails. There are hunters and walkers on the trails as well. Enjoy the trails and be safe.
Flambeau Trail – 70 miles – Open: May 1-March 14
ATVs/UTVs up to 65″ wide, Off-road Motorcycles, Hike, Bike, Snowmobiles, Horseback Riding
The Flambeau Trail System is an interconnecting network of trails which vary in length from less than one mile to over 23 miles. Many lakes, streams and the South Fork of the Flambeau River are accessible from the Flambeau Trails. The CNNF has announced that 65 inch wide ATVs & UTVs are allowed!
Tuscobia Trail – 74 miles – Open: April 15 – November 15
ATVs/UTVs up to 65″ wide, snowmobiles, Hike, Bike, Horseback Riding
The Tuscobia State Trail is an abandoned rail corridor turned recreational trail. It is the connecting bloodline to several other area trails. The trailhead in Park Falls offers convenient loading/unloading ramp and ample parking along with bathrooms, pavilion and playground. Riders can travel from Park Falls non-stop to Birchwood located on the western-most edge of Sawyer County.
Dead Horse Run Trail – 62 miles – Open: May 1-March 14
ATVs/UTVs up to 50″ wide, Off-road Motorcycles, Hike, Bike, Snowmobiles, Horseback Riding
The Dead Horse Run Trail offers a vast array of terrain types. Much of the trail has firm tread however, there is some rugged terrain and some sections go through wet soils where pools of water may even be present. Try it if you feel you are up to the challenge!
Flambeau River State Forest Trail
Open:May 15- November
The Flambeau River State Forest Trail is a 38-mile multiple use trail consisting of forest roads, town roads and snowmobile routes located in the Flambeau River State Forest. The trail system connects directly to the Tuscobia State Trail. There are very few services along the trail. This is a multipurpose trail that allows motorized and non-motorized use. The Trail gives access to 90,000 acres of forest The Flambeau land along two branches of the scenic Flambeau River.
Open: May 1- March 14
The trail is a total of 9.5 miles long including trail riding on a graveled surface and road routes. It crosses numerous wooden boardwalks and meanders through a variety of different forest types connecting to the Flambeau Trail System at Sailor Lake Campground located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF). You can also access Solberg Lake County Campground sites 1-16 and 37-60 via East Solberg Lake Road
Open:May 15- March 14
The Georgetown Trail is located entirely in the Price County Forest, with a mostly gravel surface. It meanders through a variety of forest types. Parking areas with loading/unloading ramp are located on both the north and south ends of the trail.
Pine Line Trail Open: December 15-April 1
The trail is a 26-mile abandoned railroad grade open to ATVs and UTVs in the winter only when trails are declared officially open to snowmobiles and the temperature is below 28 degrees.
WISCONSIN REGISTRATION & TRAIL PASS INFORMATION:
Wisconsin Residents are required to obtain a Wisconsin ATV/UTV Registration; Non-Residents are required to obtain a Wisconsin ATV/UTV Trail Pass prior to operating an all-terrain vehicle on any trail or route. Registrations and Trail Passes can be obtained three easy ways:
Quickly and conveniently go online to register using a credit card by clicking here for the DNR ATV Online Registrations Page;
Purchased over the counter at many DNR Authorized Sales Locations. Click here to find an Authorized Sales Location; or
By calling WDNR at 1-888-WDNRINFO (1-888-936-7463 FREE).
For additional information on Registrations/Trail Passes, click here to visit the Wisconsin DNR ATV page.
If your a duck you really appreciated last week. We are getting record rain fall totals across Wisconsin and flash flooding.Water temps dropped to 50 degrees but with the air temps near 80 this week we should see mid 60's by next Saturday.
As our weather has been going up and down so too is the fishing. When the water temps began to decrease our fish catching activity picked up but now with the rising water temps fishing has slowed.
We did see some nice catches of muskies with some mid 40 inch fish being pinned.
Also some walleyes were being taken during the day on rock humps as wind speeds pushed 25mph. Most fish came on jig and minnows. 3/4 jigs tipped with minnow heads brought down rock drop off hooked the majority of eyes.
This week should provide some challenges as air temps are way above normal.
Good Luck Fishing
Joe Brezinski, Northland Guide Service
Snowmobile Trail Conditions
The leaves are changing and the snowmobile clubs are starting the work on trails in the area.
We received some good news for Price County. Bridges for Beaver Creek, Deer Creek and Jenny Creek got approved for funding. The following trails were approved for state funding: Trail 85 - 3 miles, Catawba-Taylor connector trail- 21 miles, Trail 106 - 1.5 miles, and Trail 94 - 6.6 miles. In all 32.1 miles were approved and added to our system. Trail 88, 121, and 118 did not get funded – roughly 10 miles.
The funding for the Catawba-Taylor new trail project will be funded and will be a funded trail. New trail development costs should NOT be submitted as supplemental expense although future maintenance will be paid via supplemental. Driftsplitters will begin working on that trail shortly.
About 1.5 miles of Trail 181 west of Prentice got relocated.
The big washout hole on the Tuscobia Trail is still blocked off and needs to be repaired by the DNR.
Emergency funding for the Sno Gypsies to repair the bridge on Trail 90 on Beaver Creek was approved.