Our trail system remains open. Trails will be very wet and muddy in some areas, please ride with caution. We have been grooming trails and there has been no significant rain in the last 3 days. Please continue to check back for updates. Riding is restricted to signed trails and routes only. Riding in illegal areas can close riding opportunities for everyone.
UTV’s are now a permanent fixture to our trail system. Rear License plates are now required for all ATV’s and UTV’s as of July 1, 2012. Please visit www.watva.org for more information.
For more information please call the office at 715-284-8475.
Jackson County has some of the most popular ATV trails in the Midwest. Over 100 miles of trails wind through the scenic Black River State Forest and Jackson County Forest. All trails are clearly marked. No "off-trail" riding is permitted in Jackson County.
Jackson County in cooperation with the Black River State Forest will open all ATV trails to UTV (Utility Vehicles) beginning May 14, 2011. UTV's will be allowed to operate from May 14th through October 15th. UTV's must be registered for public use before using the public trail.
For a complete list of the program rules and regulations, please click the following link:
Wisconsin DNR UTV Pilot Program
Parking lots for trail access are located at the following areas
ATV Registration Information
Wisconsin Law requires that all non-resident (out of state) ATV's purchase a non-resident trail pass. These passes are available at any location that advertises the sale of hunting/fishing licenses.Wisconsin registration information may be obtained by contacting Castle Mound State Park at (715) 284-4103 Memorial Day through Labor Day (7 days/week), or the Black River Service Center at (715) 284-1400.(Tuesday -Friday 8:15AM to 1:00PM and from 2:00PM to 4:00PM) Be sure to have a bill of sale or previous registration card with you. Both of these stations are authorized for immediate validation of registration.
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Registration Application Form 9400-376 (PDF 216KB)
Jackson County ATV Map (Adobe PDF 1.42Mb)