New 2012 legislation involving ATV/UTV permitted uses, registration and licensing, 2012 ATV/UTV Legislation
Washburn County Forest
*closed to motorized vehicles from April 1 to Sat. of Memorial Day weekend
*No ATV’s allowed on trails or forest roads that are signed, gated or bermed
*all snowmobile trails on county forest land are open to ATV use from Dec. 1 to March 31
*no 2-wheel motor bikes allowed
*LUV’s or side by sides are permitted in Washburn County
Sawyer County Forest
*forest roads are open to ATV use except when weight limits are imposed
*do not make new trails
*LUV’s or side by sides are permitted in Sawyer County
Rusk County Forest
*Rusk County Forest is closed to vehicular traffic from March 15 thru June annually except on all-weather gravel County Forest roads
*all existing roadways on County land are open to ATV use unless otherwise indicated
*ATV trail system is closed to vehicular traffic exceeding 1000 lbs.
*no 4-wheel drive vehicle, passenger car, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), truck or motorcycle shall be permitted to travel on County Snowmobile trails between Dec. 1 and June 1 annually
*Rusk County Parks and campgrounds are closed to ATV operation
*It shall be unlawful to operate or permit the operation of a motorized vehicle of any kind on any road, trail, or area within the Rusk County Forest beyond any posted notice authorized by the committee
Village of Birchwood
*these routes are only for access to Tuscobia State Trail, not for general riding
*these routes are well marked and a speed limit of 15 mph will be strictly enforced
*keep off private property
*no ATV’s permitted on Main Street!
*Private properties off Dalen Rd. and 30th Ave. close the 3rd Sun. in Oct. and reopen Sat. of Memorial Day weekend.
*Private properties on 31N off the Tuscobia Trail will be closed the 3rd Sun in Oct. thru Dec. 15th and are open from Dec. 16th to April 1st (weather permitting)
Tuscobia Trail CLOSED to ATV use from November 15 to December 15, no 2-wheel motor bikes allowed.