ATV/UTV Trails in Langlade County

Trail Reports

April 27, 2021

The Langlade County Spring/Summer/Fall ATV/UTV trail will open for the season on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Expect early season riding conditions with trails being in generally fair to good condition. 

Please use caution as some areas may still be wet and trail work and logging operations are ongoing across the trail system.

This includes the Parrish Highlands, Augustyn Springs, Pickerel/Pearson, Antigo, and the White Lake/Elton ATV trail systems. In addition, all County highway road routes.

On July 29, 2020, the Langlade County Board of Supervisors opened Langlade County Highways as ATV/UTV routes except for the following:

  • County Highway A from US Highway 45 to County Highway TT by Lil Hummer's Hideaway,
  • County Highway S from State Highway 47 to County Highway A,
  • County Highway TT from County Highway A to County Highway T
  • County Highway K from  US Highway 45 to Shady Brook Campground at Post Lake
  • County Highway H from Five Cent Fire Lane to River Road, and
  • County Highway Y (Forrest Road) from Dorr Street to Mary Street.

ATV/UTVs operating on approved county highway routes are to be on the paved portion of the road in the direction of traffic. 

To read the Langlade County Highway Department notice.

To read the Langlade County Ordinance. 

Antigo ATV Trail:

The newest route in Langlade County is located north of Antigo connecting the trail system to local lodging and restaurants. The trailhead is at the curve of Century Avenue and North Saratoga Street. The City of Antigo ATV/UTV Routes is to provide travel from a resident and/or lodging establishment within the limits of the City of Antigo for the shortest distance necessary for a person to operate an ATV/UTV to the ATV/UTV route or trail that is closest to that residence or lodging establishment.

The City of Antigo ATV/UTV route connects with the Parrish Highland Trail and the Bass Lake Area.

City of Antigo Route Map

City of Antigo Routes from Hotels to Trailhead

To read the City of Antigo ATV/UTV ordinance

ATV/UTV Trail Map

Antigo Area ATV/UTV Club

Augustyn Springs Trail:
Located in the northeast part of the county with 20 miles of rolling to very hilly terrain.  This two-way trail travels on old logging roads which are also open to motor vehicle traffic, snowmobilers, hikers, skiers and many other recreationalists. Use caution and appropriate speed.  This trail is in an area containing many other wood trails, so be alert. There is one parking/access point for this trail, Highway A, 8 miles northeast of Neva, WI.

Parrish Highlands Trail:
Located in the northwest part of the county with 55 miles of scenic terrain.  This trail links up with the Lincoln County ATV trail system.  This two-way trail travels on old logging roads which are also open to motor vehicle traffic, snowmobilers, hikers, skiers and many other recreationalists.  Trail riding is NOT allowed in the early spring due to wetness. There are three parking/access points for the Parrish/Highlands trail. Highway Q, at the Oneida/Langlade County line; Highway H, 2 miles south of Highway 17/Q; and Highway T, 3 miles west of Highway 45 in Summit Lake, WI.

Pickerel/Pearson ATV Trail:
Located northeast of Antigo, between Post Lake & Pickerel, this trail connects the Parrish/Highlands ATV trail and the Augustyn Springs ATV trail. Running on either side of Rolling Stone Lake, and along the east side of Pickerel Lake, this trail offers beautiful scenery. Most of the trails are on roadways.

White Lake ATV Trail:
Located in the southeast corner of Langlade County, this is one of the shortest trails in the area. The two sections of this trail combines rolling and hilly terrain. You can park and access the trail around White Lake in two places, Sherry Road, 1.25 miles north of Highway 64 in Polar; and Highway M/Maple Street, in downtown White Lake. You can park and access the other section, that connects with Oconto County trails, on Highway 55 just south of Hollister, WI.

Wolf River StateTrail:
This trail uses the former Wisconsin Central railroad corridor. In Langlade County, ATVs are permitted north of Lily. p

Trail Passes:
Wisconsin law requires those who use Wisconsin ATV trails to display either Wisconsin registration or an ATV trail pass. Funds from this program will be designated for use as trail aids and related costs to enhance all Wisconsin ATV recreation. The trail pass may be purchased online at the WDNR, over the counter at any license sales location, or by phone at 1-877-945-4236.

  • The $18.00 non-resident ATV trail use pass is valid from July 1st through June 30th.
  • An ATV trail pass is required to operate an ATV.
  • The trail pass must be permanently affixed by its own adhesive in a highly visible location on the forward half of the ATV.
  • Once affixed, the sticker may not be removed or transferred to another ATV.

Langlade County Policy:
When used safely and wisely an all terrain vehicle (ATV) can provide a source of fun and family recreation. When used unwisely by an untrained, inexperienced operator, an all-terrain vehicle can be very, very dangerous. With safety in mind, an all-terrain vehicle can be a useful tool for work and a great means of exploring the outdoors.

  • All-terrain vehicles (ATV's) are classified similar to any "motorized vehicle", such as a 4 x 4 truck, snowmobile, car, etc.
  • Chains and studded tires are prohibited.
  • The minimum forfeiture for ATV travel in our gated areas is $131.50.
  • ATV's are not allowed on the Ice Age Hiking Trail. The trail can be recognized by yellow paint on the trees adjacent to the trail. ATV's are not authorized on snowmobile trails that cross the Wolf River Conservation Easement, in the Crocker Hills, regardless of temperature.
  • Further rules

Summer Information:
ATV's are allowed on any forest road or trail that is normally open to other vehicles, except on roads or trails that are gated, bunkered, or posted as closed. Normally these areas have signs stating "No Motorized Vehicles" posted at all primary entry points. These gated areas prohibit any motorized vehicle.  

Examples of these closed areas are the area immediately adjacent to and south of Jack Lake (4,500 acres), Jack Lake Cross-Country Ski Trail (2,000 acres), Moccasin Lake Road Cross- Country Ski Trail (300 acres), Stevens Springs hunter walking trails (2,200 acres), Pence Lake tower hunter walking trails (1,200 acres), and the westernmost area in the Ackley Wildlife Area (3,000 acres). Thus, approximately 13,200 acres of the 126,000-acre Langlade County Forest are closed to motorized vehicles, including ATV's. ATV's are not allowed on town roads which go through the county forest.

Please follow ATV/UTV Regulations for Wisconsin. Effective March 4, 2020, some Wisconsin ATV/UTV laws changed. To view the Wisconsin AVT/UTV Regulations Pamphlet for the law changes. The ATV/UTV Laws pamphlet still applies, unless otherwise stated in law changes.

  • NOTE: All ATV/UTV operators under the age of 18 are required to wear a minimum DOT standard ATV or motorcycle helmet. Bicycle helmets do not meet this requirement.

Winter Information:
ATV's are allowed on 500+ miles of state-funded snowmobile trails, but only after 10 days from when the trails are officially opened for snowmobiling by public notice in the Antigo Daily Journal. Once trails are officially closed for snowmobiling, ATV's must keep off the trails.

No person shall operate an ATV on any state-funded snowmobile trail when the temperature on the trail at a point four feet above the trail surface is 28° F. or higher. Chains and studded tires are prohibited on snowmobile trails.  

On county forest lands, ATV's are allowed on all forest roads and trails, including those with gates, if the gate is open for snowmobiling. This includes the area south of Jack Lake, Ackley Wildlife Area, and both hunter walking trails. No ATV's are allowed on any cross country ski trail or the Kettlebowl Ski Hill.

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