5/22/12 - BURNETT COUNTY UPDATE
Our summer ATV/UTV riding season will begin this Friday, May 25th
At that time, all trails will open except a portion of Trail 8 along Hwy 77. This trail will be closed from the Trail 41/Trail 8 intersection east to Bear Lake Road until further notice due to road construction.
Things to remind riders:
It is illegal to ride your ATV/UTV on the Gandy Dancer Trail in Burnett County south of highway 77 at any time.
***THE BRIDGE OVER THE ST. CROIX RIVER ON THE GANDY DANCER TRAIL WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO VEHICLES OVER 1,000 LBS. GVW UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE***
On July 1st, 2011, over 76,000 acres in Burnett County were severely damaged in a wind storm resulting in the loss of hundreds of thousands of trees. There continues to be numerous loggers clearing trees from not only our county forest, but also from state land and private lands, sometimes crossing or using our trails with their equipment.
Please continue to watch for new dead falls and branches throughout the 2012-2013 riding seasons.
If they need any maps, lodging information, or any other information, please contact Burnett County Tourism at 1-800-788-3164
The following summer trails and restricted county forest road routes under the management of the
Douglas County Forestry Department are officially open for the season.
Trail 2 (aka Saunders Grade) Schallemeir Road Parking Lot west to the Minnesota Stateline
– CTH T east to Chipmonk Hollow Rd, CTH T West to Trail 41, and the segment from Cranberry
Lake Road to Apple Lake Road
– Access Trail into Solon Springs off of Trail 35
Trail 35 (aka Wild Rivers Trail) CTH A/C parking lot south to the Washburn Co. line
– CTH Y south to the Burnett Co. line
Trail 43 (aka Gandy Dancer Trail ) Schallemeir Road Parking Lot west to the Minnesota Stateline
Resinosa County Forest Road, Twin Bridges County Forest Road, and the portion of the trail from Twin
Bridges Road west to S. Mail Road (this a portion of the winter trail #5)
Please be advised that a number of County Forest Roads which are shown as routes on the Summer ATV
map have seasonal restrictions closing them until May 1 in order to prevent damage to the road base.