A WI State Trail Pass is required for bicyclists 16 years of age or older to ride the Gandy Dancer Trail. You do not need a pass when hiking.
Daily passes are $4.00 and an annual pass is $20.00.
9 different vendors sell passes throughout Burnett County:
Holiday Station Store-South, The Lodge at Crooked Lake, Peggy's Fashion Rack, and Yourchuck's True Value.
Ace Hardware, Webster Cog & Sprocket, & NW Passage-In a New Light Gallery
Hardware Hank & Log Cabin Store
The regular conservation patron license includes state trail pass rights, so a separate state trail pass is not needed.
Disabled vets and former POWs may obtain a free trail pass by following this link: http://dnr.wi.gov/permits/veterans.html
Gandy Dancer Trail Events:
The Wisconsin DNR has requirements that need to be followed if your group wants to plan an event using the Gandy Dancer Trail. Please contact the Forest & Parks Dept for more information at 715-349-2157. For information on events taking place on the Gandy Dancer Trail, please check out Burnett County's Calendar of Events
September 19, 2015 - American Legion Veterans' ATV/UTV Ride
September 26, 2015 - "Passage Gravel Ride" with NW Passage-In a
New Light Gallery
September 26, 2015 - "Walk for the Animals" with the Humane Society
Follow link above to the Calendar of Events for full information.
Please note - the trail will NOT be closed to other users during special events; however, please be prepared to encounter these groups on the trail.
Other Uses on the Gandy Dancer
ATV/UTV use is not allowed on the Gandy Dancer Trail south of Hwy 77 in Burnett County from April 1 - November 30.
From December 1st through March 31st, and once trails are officially open
, snowmobiles may ride the full length of the Gandy Dancer; ATVs/UTVs may ride from Tewalt Road, (which is just south of Siren), and continue north. If there is no snow, and once the Frozen Ground Trail System is open, this same section is open for ATV/UTV use.
If your machine is registered in another state, please follow this link for information on purchasing a trail pass: WDNR