Local Trail Report

Clarification on the route 13 closure below.
It is actually KAISER ROAD. It is closed to all traffic including vehicles and ATVs/UTVs due to beaver issues.
At this time the Town of Carey is not sure how long this closure will be in effect.

We have just been informed by the Town of Carey that Moose Lake Rd is now closed due to beaver issues. This closure includes ATV/UTV use for at least the rest of this season. ROUTE 13 Moose Lake Rd portion CLOSED FOR ATV/UTVS.

ATV/UTVers are asked to obey all town route restrictions that may be in place. Please use caution on all trails and routes as conditions can change daily. Riding off of marked trails is trespassing and can result in trail closures. Stay on marked trails and routes.

To help clarify when ATV trails open/close.  Many other counties have hard dates when the open/close their trails.  We don’t. Typically the ATV/UTV trails do not close in the fall.  They just roll right into Snowmobile season.  But there are a few caveats.  When the trails are froze or December 1, whichever comes first, then ATV/UTV use is prohibited if the temperature is 32 degrees or above.  This is in effect until March 31.  ATV/UTV trails close in the spring when the Snowmobile trails close, no later than March 31.  ATV/UTV trails stay closed until spring break-up conditions are good, generally around May 15.

ATV/UTVs need to follow the ATV/UTV map, even in the winter.  Tracks are not allowed on ATV/UTVs on the trails as they do not meet the WDNR definition of an ATV/UTV.  Tracks are allowed on lakes for fishing.

When we get calls from ATV/UTVers  who are looking to come up during deer season, we do caution them that many of our trails are on public and private property that are used for hunting during gun deer season and caution should be used.  Also, we remind winter ATV/UTVers that we get a lot of snow and there are many areas that they may have to get off of the trail when meeting a groomer.

We hope this helps. Thank you for your cooperation.


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