The Rustic Roads Program,
administered by the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation, was established
in 1973 to showcase Wisconsin's most picturesque roadways. These roads
have outstanding natural features along their borders such as rugged
terrain, native vegetation, native wildlife, or may include open areas
with agricultural vistas. They are lightly traveled roadways for the
leisurely enjoyment of hikers, bikers, and motorists. Wisconsin's Rustic
Road network features 95 roads covering some 510 miles through 53
counties. The Spooner area of Washburn County has two officially
designated Rustic Roads.
Wisconsin Rustic Road
in Washburn County- Spooner Area
Location Washburn County.
Lake Road and Little Stone Road between WI Hwy 70 and County A.
PavedR71 skirts the western shore of Stone Lake where deer,
raccoons, loons and other waterfowl are often present. The trees
along the route form a graceful arch overhead creating a tunnel of
green over much of this two mile Rustic Road.