Snowmobiling

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Polk County Snowmobile Trail Status: CLOSED

Polk County welcomes you to enjoy winter with us. Polk County is home to over 360 miles of groomed snowmobile trails ranging from remote trails to the Gandy Dancer State Trail. These trails offer breathtaking winter vistas as they pass through the forest and farms of Polk County. Enjoy the hospitality of the communities and business along the way. Most provide lodging, dining, fuel and other necessities for your snowmobiling pleasure.
Email polk.recreation@polkcountywi.gov
Call
 715-485-9294

County Snowmobile Trail
  • Sawmill County Trail - Map
    Motorized recreation vehicles are open year-round. Off road motorcycles allowed spring/summer/fall
  • Snowmobile ATV Trails - Polk County Map
  • Weather permitting Polk County Parks & Trails Department in collaboration with Polk County Snowmobile Council opens and closes the snowmobile trails between December 1st and March 31st with at least 6 inches of snow. 

State Snowmobile 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. 

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.

Parking Locations
Polk County Information Center - 710 S Hwy 35, Saint Croix Falls
Centuria Park-Rest Area - 320 Polk Ave, Centuria
Milltown Access - Intersection of 3rd Ave NE & Stokely Rd N, Milltown
Two Eagles Trailhead - Intersection of Trail & W 1st Ave, Luck

Club Trails
Polk County Snowmobile & ATV Council is an alliance of all clubs in Polk County, Wisconsin. Please visit HERE

Interactive Map Application
LogoSnowmobileTrailTracker   This Polk County interactive map application allows users to locate designated snowmobile trails throughout Polk County. Turn on location services to track your location. Trail closers will be posted on this application, however due to its dynamic nature information could quickly become out-of-date.
Developed by Dept. of Land Information - Division of G.I.S.

Snowmobiling in Wisconsin
What you need to know? - Publication

Licenses, Permits, and Registrations
Per the Wisconsin DNR, all snowmobiles operating on a Wisconsin snowmobile trail or corridor must display a valid snowmobile trail pass whether registered in Wisconsin or another state. Snowmobiles kept in Wisconsin for more than 15 consecutive days must be registered in Wisconsin unless an exemption to registration applies. Unless there is an exemption, your snowmobile must display current registration decals, which must be prominently visible on both sides of the cowling.
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Trail Use and Responsibility
Please remember when using the trails it is your responsibility to stay on the trail. Many of our trails cross private property, and we appreciate the easements granted by these generous landowners.

Trail EtiquetteGuidelines
It is important to use good trail etiquette to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all trail users.

Trail Regulations
Polk County Code of Ordinances 
  • It is unlawful to use trails at any time or for any purpose other than those posted.
  • No person shall ride snowmobiles on designated trails except between December 1 and March 31 when there is six inches of snow.
  • No person shall drive any motorized vehicles such as cars, trucks, or go-carts, on any trail at any time or operate off-road motorcycles on a designated trail.