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    Price County snowshoe, cross country ski and snowmobile trails are now closed for the season. Thanks for a great season, everyone!

    Visit Travel Wisconsin Trail Reports for more information on snowmobile and silent sport trail reports.

    Forest Service News Release

    Contact: Hilary Markin

    (715) 482-0115

    hilary.r.markin@usda.gov

    Trail closures on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

    Rhinelander, WI – March 29, 2022— Snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), utility-terrain vehicle (UTV), horse, and bicycle trails are closed due to spring break-up.

    Every spring, the use of wheeled motorized vehicles, mountain bikes, horses or other pack or saddle animals is prohibited on National Forest System trails until May 15.

    “Due to snowmelt and spring rains, the ground and trails become very saturated. We ask that the public refrain from using off-highway vehicles, bikes, and horses at this time,” said Katie Lemoine, West zone assistant recreation program manager. “As we get closer to May, Forest Service staff will continue to evaluate trail conditions and open trails as it is safe to do so.”

    The re-opening of trails on May 15 is dependent on trail conditions. Seasonal closure reduces rutting and erosion of trails which often occurs when the soil is saturated. Protecting recreation trails during this time reduces the likelihood of repairs and future trail closures during the high use season.

    ATV/UTV routes and other trails designated by towns under state law are not affected by this closure. Trail users should check local regulations for trails they plan to use.

    Hiking trails remain open during spring break-up. If you plan to visit, ensure you are dressed properly for the weather including waterproof footwear. Let someone know where you are hiking and when you plan to return.

    For more information about the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest please visit our website at www.fs.usda.gov/CNNF or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CNNF002 and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CNNF002.

    More information about the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is available on the forest's website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/CNNF or through social media on Facebook and Twitter.