However, from September 16 through November 30 of each year the Burnett County Forest woods trails and county forest roads are open for ATV/UTV use. What this means is that you can ride your FALL RIDING SEASON - SEPT. 16-NOV. 30
State-Funded Trails closed
registered ATV/UTV on any woods trail, snowmobile trail and ATV trail located on County Forest Lands as long as it is not bermed, gated or signed as closed and is at least eight feet wide. (A good rule of thumb is that if you can drive your truck down the trail, then you can take your ATV/UTV down it.) No off-trail use is allowed and operation on private lands is illegal unless you have permission from the private landowner. Reminder: Off-road motorcycles are not allowed on Burnett County Forest Lands at any time.
Remember, it is illegal to ride ATVs & UTVs on the Gandy Dancer Trail south of Hwy 77 in Burnett County during this time of year.
It is very important to note that all of these trails are currently multi-use trails. This means that any street legal, licensed vehicle can use these trails during this time, (cars and trucks for example). It’s also important to note that these trails are no longer being maintained during this time of year. For these reasons we call the State-Funded Summer Use ATV Trail System closed, even though you can still ride the majority of these same trails because they are located on county forest lands and township roads that currently allow for the use of ATV/UTVs during this time of year.
All ATVs and UTVs must display either a Wisconsin registration or an ATV trail pass to ride on our trails. Only machines meeting the state definition of an ATV/UTV are allowed on these trails. Please follow this link for the state definitions and registration/pass information.
NO OFF TRAIL USE IS ALLOWED. Please stay on the designated trails to protect our trail agreements with private landowners.
Some township ordinances allow for ATV/UTV use of the town roads and others do NOT allow it. It is the rider's responsibility to contact the township in which you plan to ride and get the current rules pertaining to ATVs/UTVs and the town roads. Please follow this link for contact information.
Caution: Trail maintenance vehicles may be on the trails at any time. Use caution and look for signage regarding timber sale activity. Trucks may be crossing trails.It is your responsibility to know where you are and whose property you are on. Please be careful, be respectful to other trail users, and ride safely.
For specific information on our trails, follow these links:
Maps, Rules, and Pass & Licensing Information
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