Trail Conditions


 (updated 5/18/2018)

Bayfield County ATV/UTV trails are open for the season. 


The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest plans to implement a prescribed burn today in the Moquah Barrens impacting a portion of the Iron River Trail near Bladder Lake. The reroute will consist of using the Tri-County Corridor up to 241 to avoid the burn area.

The reroute will most likely be in place through the weekend – we will do our best to keep everyone updated on the status of the reroute and burning operations. One burn has already been completed in another area of the barrens and we hope to complete 2 more blocks.

Updates are being posted to and also posted to Twitter at and on Facebook at

Each day a smoke forecast is issued and updates are provided throughout the day. We encourage everyone to use caution if traveling in the area – there is a lot of traffic from personnel implementing the burns.

In general, trail conditions are variable and in early spring condition, so please tread lightly and report any downed trees or other issues as soon as possible to the Bayfield County Forestry & Parks Department at (715) 373-6114. 

As always, riders should use caution when out on the trails.  Please stay on the designated trails and routes and follow the trail signs. Be aware that there may be grooming equipment on the trails.

Trail maps can be found at area businesses and can also be viewed and ordered online along with updated trail conditions at Updated trail conditions can also be accessed by calling the Bayfield County Tourism office at (715) 373-6125 ext. 5.

Road routes and the Tri-County Corridor are open year 'round. This includes many forest roads that are designated on the new ATV/UTV map - available at area businesses and can also be ordered online. 

For visitor information or to receive a current Bayfield County ATV / UTV map, you can also contact the Tourism Department via email