ATVing and UTVing
ATV & UTV riding
are permitted on selected sections of the trail at specific times of the year and provide a good opportunity to view the wildlife and historical
sites along the trail. The map highlights the specific ATV/UTV trail portion. Riders are required to stay on the trail. Motorized vehicles are not allowed
on the trail from Birchwood west to Rice Lake as this section of trail
is shared with the Ice Age Trail.
The maximum width for UTVs is 65 inches.
For more information on ATV or UTV riding in Wisconsin, please visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/atv/.
- Park Falls west to the Sawyer County line - OPEN April 16 through November 14
- Sawyer County line west to Birchwood - OPEN December 16 through November 14 - Please contact the Winter Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-266-2204 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
- Birchwood to Rice Lake - CLOSED to motorized vehicle traffic
For the Trail Conditions report, go to http://www.pricecountywi.net/843/Reports---Trail-and-Recreation.
Take a mountain biking trip along the Tuscobia State Trail. The trail links seven communities, making it easy for bicyclists to find food and amenities. A number of other excellent area mountain biking opportunities can be found along or near the Tuscobia State Trail. Use the community contact information to get updated trail conditions for the portions of the trail you plan to bike. Be aware that the trail terrain does vary, as well as the difficulty level, so proceed with caution and ride safely.
is allowed on the entire length of the Tuscobia State Trail,
snow conditions permitting. Visit the Maps & Communities page
for more information on the portion of the trail you are interested in riding. The
terrain on the trail varies, so proceed with caution and ride
Snowshoeing is allowed on the entire length of the Tuscobia State Trail,
snow conditions permitting. Visit the Maps & Communities page for more information on the section of trail you are interested in. The entire trail is shared with snowmobiles, and ATVs/UTVs are allowed on the Sawyer County portion and west to Birchwood when the trail is open to snowmobiling.
Canoeing, Kayaking, and Fishing
several waterways located near or along the Tuscobia State Trail,
there are plenty of opportunities for canoeing and fishing. The
Birchwood area offers especially good Trout fishing. The Chippewa
River, near the Ojibwa stretch of the Tuscobia is very popular for
canoeing and fishing.
The Brunet River, located east of Winter offers Trout, as well as
Musky fishing. The numerous low rapids are attractive to many kayakers.
Near the Park Falls area, three creek crossings provide fishing
and scenic outlook options. The creeks flow into the Flambeau River,
a popular canoeing and kayaking destination.
Hiking and Horseback Riding
and horseback riding are fantastic ways to see all that Tuscobia
State Trail has to offer. There is plenty of natural beauty and
historic sites, as well as restaurants and retailers along the trail
to make a complete vacation. The terrain on the trail varies,
so proceed with caution. It is a good idea to visit the Maps & Communities page
to learn more about the sections oftrail you plan to hike or ride.
There are two campgrounds with access to the Tuscobia State
Trail. Ojibwa Park, located along the Chippewa River, offers
16 camper sites (some with electricity), 3 tent sites, a large stone pavilion, drinking water, pit toilets, several picnic areas, picnic tables, fire rings, a small stream and pond, and an RV dump station.
A hiking trail is being developed. All campsites
are available on a first-come, first-servd basis. To reserve the shelter or for more information, call 715-266-5923. The 30-unit Smith
Lake County Park & Campground located on the shores of the Flambeau River offers
amenities including electricity, picnic tables, fire rings, firewood, open-air shelter w/electricity,
picnic area, grills, flush toilets and a shower building that is open seasonally, pressure water (faucet/drinking fountain) mid-April thru mid- to late-October weather permitting, vaulted toilets, boat landing & dock, shore fishing, sand beach, playground equipment, hiking trail, ATV/UTV ramp, and a dump station thru mid-Oct. There are two (2) canoe-in campsites via the Flambeau River. All campsites
are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve the shelter or for more information, call 715-339-6371.