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Washburn County has ATV trails that run through county forest land, some private property, some township roads and also the Wild River's Trail which is a Mulit-use Trail funded by the State of Wisconsin.  The majority of the ATV trails are located in the south eastern section of the county. 

For Washburn County  ATV information, such as closures due to fire danger, call the Washburn County Forestry at 715-635-4490  to see that trails are open. You can also reach them by e-mail at forestry@co.washburn.wi.us

Clarification on ATV use on county forest lands and the Wild Rivers Trail:

ALL county forest lands are closed to ATV use between April 1st and the Friday before Memorial day weekend. Wisconsin DNR Outdoor Reports

The exception to this is the Wild Rivers Trail, which is open year round except when the fire danger rating is Very High or Extreme. When the Fire Danger Rating jumps to very high both DNR and County Forest employees do post closure signs at various locations along the trail.

ATV Rental:
Seasonal Power Toys
699 E. Hwy 48
Birchwood, WI 54817

Mudpuppy ATV Rentals
Rental services in Birchwood, Long Lake,
Stone Lake, Spider Lake, and Rice Lake areas.

The Bobcat ATV Club is a local group who are working on maintaining and expanding the trail system here in Washburn County. If you or your group would like to support their efforts or have other questions, they can be reached at 715-354-3023

Wisconsin ATV Association has free membership information. The Association publishes a magazine and you can visit their web site or call 920-565-7531

DNR’s Wildfire Danger web page:

The WI DNR posts the Wildfire Danger Rating across the state on its web page. This page is updated daily when vegetation is susceptible to wildfire anywhere in the state. This is an excellent fire prevention tool as well as an information source to the general public. In addition, people can also click on the general area of interest to them and find out burning permit information, detailed contact information and fire information for their local area.I

**A NOTE FROM THE DNR: WILD FIRE AWARENESS: The vegetation in Washburn Co. can be very susceptible to wild fire at any time the ground is not snow-covered. Escaped campfires, ATV use, and illegal burning are all common causes. The DNR requires that you obtain a permit for any ouêà çr burning when the ground is not snow covered. (except for cooking and campfires). Obtaining a copy of the burning regulations is strongly encouraged for new residents or visitors. Burning PERMITS ARE FREE and can be obtained, along with complete burning regulations, from any Ranger Station or Emergency Fire Warden. Burning without a permit is AGAINST THE LAW. *Rural home owners and vacationers should visit FIREWISE a page created for those living and vacationing in fire prone areas. Know the rules, the last major fire in this county destroyed 11,000 acres and 159 structures in less than 6 hours.




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