Snowmobile/winter ATV trail updates

The Lincoln County Forestry, Land, and Parks Department (LCFLPD) announced Lincoln County’s funded snowmobile trails (County Administrated Trails) in Zone 1 opened as of 8:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. The Hiawatha Trail, which is already open, will remain open.

All trails in Zones 2, 3, and 4 remain closed at this time.

On trails where winter ATV use is permitted, trails must be open to snowmobile use for seven days before ATV use is allowed. Therefore, winter ATV trails in Zone 1, corresponding with the above snowmobile trail opening, will remain closed until 8:00 a.m. Jan. 7, 2022, but will open to ATV use at that time.

All trails are closed to winter ATV use when the temperature is above 28 degrees F.

Trails are in early season condition and may be rough and icy in some areas, LCFLDP reports.

They also remind all trail users to “Be aware of Trail Closed signs, stay on marked trails only, and respect private land.”

Further, “Local snowmobile clubs remind riders to stay off lakes and rivers unless a trail has been clearly marked by a club,” a release from LCFLDP said.

For up to date Lincoln County trail conditions, log on to: or call the Trail Hotline at 715-539-1033.

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