WINTER SEASON NOTIFICATION:
Regardless of snowfall amounts, Burnett County Winter Snow Trails are NOT open. Per county ordinance, the earliest we could possibly open trails is December 1st, HOWEVER, if our swamplands are not frozen, we will not be able to open them at that time either. Please be sure to check back for current trail updates.
WE ARE CURRENTLY IN OUR FALL RIDING SEASON:
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 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 your 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. located on County Forest Lands
It is very important to note that all of these trails are currently multi-use trails. This means that any street legal, licensed vehicle 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 officially 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.
Remember that groomers and trail maintenance vehicles may be on any trail at any time.
All ATVs/UTVs must be registered or licensed in order to ride. Only machines meeting the state definition of an ATV/UTV are allowed on these trails. Please follow this link for state definitions.
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.
Remember, 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.
NO OFF-TRAIL USE IS ALLOWED.
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".
Please be careful, be respectful to other trail users, and ride safely.
Be sure to check back here for trail updates.
NOTICES & CLOSURES:
Earlier this autumn some heavy storms went through the county with high winds and heavy downpours causing washouts and high water in areas. Please ride slowly through high water as to not promote damage to the trails.
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