A sure sign of spring finds facilities on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest opening for the warm-weather months. Most Trails, campgrounds, picnic areas and boat launches are open for the summer recreation season.
Forest spokesperson Hilary Markin says the weather this spring has enabled the ATV trails to also be open with just one exception...
".....they're shaping up pretty well. We've had a nice dry spell with a couple little bits of rain. For the most part things are open. There's a couple of sections on the Great Divide Ranger District that go through wet areas, but they have re-routes. The trails are open and ready for visitors...."
The Great Divide District is headquartered near Glidden. The Forest has nearly 300 miles of motorized trail including the Flambeau Motorized Trail system that was recently upgraded to allow ATVs and UTVS 65 inches or less in Price County.
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers 1.5 million acres across northern Wisconsin. You can find out more about open facilities by Googling Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.