ATV Trails in Washburn County, Wisconsin

ATV Trails in Washburn County, Wisconsin
Washburn County in northwestern Wisconsin is a landscape of forest land, rustic roads, water and dairy farms. The Namekagon, Totogatic and Yellow rivers cut across the county and numerous lakes dot the countryside. ATV riders can see many of these features when using the county's ATV designated trails.

Wild Rivers Trail

Unlike most of the other ATV trails through Washburn County, the Wild Rivers Trail is open year-round. Forty miles of the trail passes north to south on old Chicago and Northwestern Railway grade. On its way, the trail goes through the communities of Spooner, Trego, Lampson and Minong, which offer gas stations and restroom facilities.

Washburn County Forestry Department
850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Suite #4
Spooner, WI 54801
715-635-4490
forestry@co.washburn.wi.us

Stony Brook Trail

The 21-mile Stony Brook Trail branches off from the Wild Rivers Trail south of Minong. It crosses Little Frog Creek, Hall Road and State Highway 77 before joining Wagonner and Wozny roads. The combined trail-road passes near the Totogatic Flowage before going into Sawyer County to link with ATV trails there. The trail is entirely on county forest land except for those places it uses existing roads. ATVs are restricted from using trails on country forest land from April 1 to Memorial Day weekend in May.

Washburn County Forestry Department
850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Suite #4
Spooner, WI 54801
715-635-4490
forestry@co.washburn.wi.us

Spider Lake Trail

The Spider Lake ATV Trail system is broken up into loops joined by utilizing Berry Road. Together, the trails are 26 miles long. The lower section lies west of Birchwood in the southeastern corner of Washburn County. The upper section loops around Spider Lake by following Shoreline Drive, part of County Road T, and Crystal Point Drive before passing through a mixture of county-held and private land. One side trail branches off to the east and the Sawyer County trail system. Another branch meanders north to join with County Road T east of Long Lake.

Washburn County Forestry Department
850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Suite #4
Spooner, WI 54801
715-635-4490
forestry@co.washburn.wi.us

Beaverbrook Trail

This 6.5-mile ATV trail leaves the Wild Rivers Trail 6 miles southeast of Spooner and crosses Beaver Brook and State Highway 53 before entering Washburn County Forest land. Its terminus is north of the junction of Fenander Road and Moody Lake Road.

Washburn County Forestry Department
850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Suite #4
Spooner, WI 54801
715-635-4490
forestry@co.washburn.wi.us

Harmon Lake Trail

Half of this 12-mile ATV trail is shared by horseback riders. It connects the Beaverbrook Trail to the village of Birchwood by bypassing the southern end of Harmon Lake and the northern end of Long Lake. It then joins the Ole Lake Trail going south to Birchwood. Much of the trail is on county forest land.

Washburn County Forestry Department
850 W. Beaverbrook Ave., Suite #4
Spooner, WI 54801
715-635-4490
forestry@co.washburn.wi.us

Tuscobia State Trail

The Tuscobia State Trail is a multi-use trail that cuts across the extreme southeastern corner of Washburn County. About half of the Washburn County section, from southwest of Birchwood to the Sawyer County border, may be used by ATVs all year except from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. The rest of the trail southwest to the Barron County line is closed to ATV use. Contact the Winter Area Chamber of Commerce for questions about this section of the Tuscobia Trail.

Tuscobia State Trail
Winter Area Chamber of Commerce
800-762-7179
mail@winter.com
winterwi.com

Article Written By Sandra Petersen

For almost four years, Sandra Petersen has written fiction stories and non-fiction articles for sites like FaithWriters, Associated Content, Helium, Textbroker, and Triond as well as Demand Studios. Petersen attended the University of Wisconsin-Superior and earned her Bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in music education.

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