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The entire Burnett County Forest is open to hunting, trapping, and fishing used by the general public during any legal season as established by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Individuals may not reserve areas or restrict use by others. Boats, canoes, or other personal belongings cannot be stored on county lands without permission. Permanent hunting platforms or deer stands are not permitted. Only portable, non-damaging tree stands may be used and may be left up from September 15-January 31 with owner's name & address, or DNR Customer ID# attached. Stands left overnight does not restrict others from using the stand nor does it restrict others from hunting that area. Cutting of shooting lanes or construction of ground level hunting blinds is not allowed.
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It depends on what type of road you are asking about. There are State Highways, County Highways, Town Roads and Village Streets. ALL of these are governed by different agencies. The Burnett County Highway Department oversees the County Highways (those named by capital letters – i.e. County Hwy D; County Hwy FF, etc.). All of our county roads are open to ATVs and UTVs EXCEPT County Hwy-A from State Hwy 35 to Kilkare Road. For information on Town Roads or Village Streets you will need to contact the individual towns and villages.
From December 1 through March 31, and once there is a 4" groomed snow base; or if there is no snow, once the ground is frozen; and trails have officially been opened, you may ride your ATV/UTV on the Gandy Dancer Trail. Check for openings and closures, and sign up for email or text notifications, by following the link below. The northern segment of the trail allows ATVs & UTVs and begins north of State Highway 77 in Danbury crossing over the St. Croix River to Minnesota. For more information, please contact Pine County, MN Gandy Dancer Information at 218-460-7021.
Burnett County Natural Resources Committee offers county residents or landowners an opportunity to purchase a permit from the Forest and Parks Department. Permits are issued beginning on July 15 of every year with an expiration date of March 31. Resale of firewood under this permit is not allowed.
Daily passes are $5.00 and an annual pass is $25.00.
8 different vendors sell passes throughout Burnett County:
In Siren: Holiday Station Store (open 24/7), The Lodge at Crooked Lake (open 24/7), and Yourchuck's True Value (open 7a.m.-9p.m. 7 days/wk)
In Webster: Ace Hardware, Webster Cog & Sprocket, and Northwest Passage In a New Light Gallery
In Danbury: Log Cabin Store (open 6a.m.-10p.m. 7 days/wk)
Passes can also be purchased through the Forest & Parks Dept. during weekday business hours at 8150 State Road 70, Siren.
ATVs/UTVs are NOT allowed on the Gandy Dancer Trail south of State Highway 77 from April 1 through November 30 of each year.
Passes are valid for use on other WI State Bike Trails.
The pavilion at Crooked Lake in Siren is not managed by our department. During the summer months, please call #715-349-2256 for information on renting their pavilion. All other times of the year, please call Siren Village at 715-349-2273.
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For any other wildlife questions, please contact DNR Wildlife at #715-635-2101.
Permanent hunting platforms or deer stands are not permitted. Only portable, non-damaging tree stands may be used and may be left up from September 15-January 31 with owner's name & address, or DNR Customer ID# attached. Stands left overnight does not restrict others from using the stand nor does it restrict others from hunting that area. Cutting of shooting lanes or construction of ground level hunting blinds is not allowed.