Trail Updates


All winter trails are CLOSED, regardless of snowfall amounts.   Read below for more info……

As the Natural Resources Committee has chosen to do for many years now, and keeping safety in mind, Burnett County will not open any winter ATV or snowmobile recreational trails for our December 1 through March 31 riding season until after all gun deer hunting seasons.  There is a muzzleloader season and also an antlerless deer season through December 11.  The earliest we will be able to open ANY of these winter ATV or snowmobile trails will be on December 12. (This includes the Frozen Ground Trails.)   Please check back at that time for updates to our conditions.


Remember, it is your responsibility to know where you are and whose property you are on.  If you are unsure of where Burnett County Forest Land is located, please refer to a Burnett County Plat Book, as this is your best resource.  Contact the U-W Extension Office at (715) 349-2151 for plat book information.

Remember, it is illegal to ride your ATV/UTV on the Gandy Dancer Trail in Burnett County south of Highway 77 at this time of year. No off-road motorcycles are allowed on our trails or on Burnett County Forest Lands at any time.

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.

Trails will close in the event of a  Red Flag Alert due to fire danger.  Always check back for updated information before riding.

Use caution and look for signage regarding timber sale activity.  Trucks may be using trails.

Some township ordinances allow for ATV/UTV use of the town roads and other do NOT allow it.  It is the riders' responsibility to contact the township in which you plan to ride in and get the current rules pertaining to ATVs/UTVs and the town roads. Please follow this link for contact information.

NO OFF-TRAIL USE ALLOWED.  Please stay on the designated trails to protect our trail agreements with private landowners.

Caution:  Trail maintenance vehicles may be on the trails at any time. 

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:

Snowmobile Trails

ATV/UTV Trails

Maps, Rules, and Pass & Licensing Information

Contact Information

If you need any maps other than what we have our website, or if you need any other information, please contact Burnett County Tourism at 1-800-788-3164 or feel free to email them.

Maps are also available at many local businesses.

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