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Email polk.recreation@polkcountywi.gov
Call 715-485-9294
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.

Trail Notice
  • As of 3/28/23 the Sterling/Jack Pine Loop trail re-main open for ATV/UTV use.
  • Cattail & Sawmill Trail is OPEN 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 is a gravel trail that 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 for ATV/UTV use. Off road motorcycles allowed spring/summer/fall
 
Sawmill County Trail - Map
No designated trail access location in Polk County
OPEN for ATV/UTV use. 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 31st.

The ATV trails consist of two gravel closed loop trails open year-round. 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 - CLOSED as of 6:00 a.m. 1/29/2024
ATV/UTV Use - Only open when posted during frozen ground use.

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


Other Resources
  • ATV Snowmobile Trails - Countywide Map
  • County Trunk Highway Routes - Map
    All County roads are open all year-round to ATV/UTV's unless otherwise posted
  • Motorcycle ATV Trail - Brochure
  • Town Road Routes - Please contact the local Town

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.

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Trail Etiquette - Guidelines
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 
Ch. 26, III, Sec. 26-42(19)
  • 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.
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