|The Polk County Department of Parks & Trails would like to invite you to visit any of the beautiful county parks, dams, forest, lakes and trails located in Polk County, Wisconsin. Polk County offers 31 miles of ATV/UTV trails.
*Starting December 12, 2022, the Cattail, Gandy Dancer, Sawmill, and the Sterling/Jack Pine Loop trail will be open to frozen ground ATV/UTV use.
*The Stower Seven Lakes Trail will continue to be closed for ATV/UTV use.
|County Managed ATV/UTV Trails|
|Cattail State Trail - Map - WI DNR Link|
|Trailhead: Intersection of Center St E & Riverside Blvd, Amery|
|The Cattail State Trail travels for 18 miles on a former rail corridor between the communities of Amery and Almena in northwestern Wisconsin. Forests, farmlands, prairies, hills and various wildlife habitats surround the trail, which also passes through the Village of Turtle Lake.
OPEN year-round. Gravel trail for Off road motorcycles allowed spring/summer/fall
|Sawmill County Trail - Map|
|OPEN year-round. Gravel trail for Off road motorcycles allowed spring/summer/fall|
|Sterling/Jack Pine Loop ATV Trail & Campground - Map|
|Trailhead: 3028 Evergreen Ave, Grantsburg|
|Located 7 miles west of Cushing at the trailhead. Campground includes picnic areas and four primitive camping sites. Each site includes enough room to park a camping unit and hauling trailer. The sites are available on a first come first serve basis available Memorial Weekend thru October 1st.
The ATV trails consist of two gravel closed loop trails open June to November 15th. The Sterling Loop ATV Tail is 5.2 miles and the Jack Pine Loop ATV Trail that links into the Sterling Loop Trail is 13.7 miles giving a total of 18.91 miles of ATV trails. Both trails start at the trailhead located on Evergreen Avenue. From Saint Croix Falls go 15 miles north on US-87, take a left onto Evergreen Avenue for 9 miles.
|Gandy Dancer State Trail - Map - WI DNR Link|
|The southern segment of the Gandy Dancer trail begins at the Polk County Information Center in Saint Croix Falls. The southern segment travels for 47 miles in Wisconsin through the communities of Centuria, Milltown, Luck, Frederic, Siren and Webster, ending in the town of Danbury.
FROZEN GROUND ATV/UTV Use - Open December 12, 2022
ATV/UTV Use - Only open when posted during frozen ground use.
|ATV/UTV Riding in Wisconsin|
|What you need to know? - Publication - WI DNR Link|
|Licenses, Permits, and Registrations|
|To ride on a county trails your ATV/UTV/Off-Road Motorcycle must be registered and licensed.|
|Trail Etiquette - Guidelines|
|It is important to use good trail etiquette to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all trail users.|
|Polk County Code of Ordinances
Ch. 26, III, Sec. 26-42(19)