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Burnett County
Government Center
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872
Trail Updates

OUR FALL RIDING SEASON IS HERE: State-funded trails are currently closed

However, from September 16 through November 30 the Burnett County Forest woods trails and forest roads are open for ATV/UTV use.  What this means is that you can ride your registered ATV/UTV on any woods trail, snowmobile trail and ATV trail that is located on County Forest Lands and is not bermed, gated or signed as closed, and is at least eight feet wide.  (A good rule of thumb is that if you can drive a truck down the trail, then you can take your ATV/UTV down it.)  No off-trail use is allowed and operation on private lands is illegal unless you have permission from the private landowner.

It is very important to note that all of these trails are currently multi-use trails.  This means that any street legal, licensed vehicles can use these trails during this time, (cars or trucks for example).  It's also important to note that these trails are no longer being maintained during this time of year.  For these reasons, the State-Funded Summer Use ATV Trail System is offically closed, even though you can still ride the majority of these same trails because they are located on County Forest Lands and township roads that currently allow for the use of ATV/UTVs during this time of year.

Please use caution while riding as there currently are logging operations on some County Forest Lands.


Remember that 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.

Snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs must be registered or licensed in order to ride. Please follow this link for Rules, Maps and Licensing information.

Some township ordinances allow for ATV/UTV use of the town roads and others do NOT allow it.  It is the rider's 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.

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, or you may check our website under "Maps/GIS".   

Caution: Groomers and trail maintenance vehicles may be on the trails at any time.

Please be careful, be respectful to other trail users, and ride safely.

Be sure to check back here for trail updates.


Be sure to watch for logging operations throughout the county.

Contact Information

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

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