NewsOconto County ATV/UTV Trails
April 7, 2016
The Oconto County Park & Forestry Committee has decided to open the ATV/UTV season one day early this year (weather permitting) to help the local economy get a full weekend of ATV/UTV business. The Oconto County ATV/UTV trails normally open every year on May 1st, which this year falls on a Sunday. The committee has decided to open the Oconto County ATV/UTV trails on Saturday, April 30th, 2016. This will allow ATV/UTV riders a full weekend of riding to start the ATV/UTV season. The trails have a huge economic impact in Oconto County, which has hotels and restaurants buzzing with ATV/UTV’s throughout the summer. The county has over 450 miles of fully interconnected scenic riding with trailheads strategically placed throughout.
Next year the opening of the ATV/UTV Season (2017) will revert back to May 1st, 2017.
Before you head out on the trail, you’ll need to register your ATV/UTV with the DNR at www.dnr.wi.gov. Also any ATV or UTV operators born on or after Jan 1, 1988 who are at least 12 years old for ATV (and at least 16 years old for UTV) must complete an ATV and UTV safety certification course in order to operate on public ATV/UTV trails and areas in Wisconsin. In addition, a helmet is mandatory for all riders (operators & passengers) under the age of 18.
For trail updates and conditions or to request an ATV/UTV map go to www.ocontocounty.org or call 1-888-626-66862 for more information.
The Oconto County ATV/UTV trail system will close on Monday, October 31, 2016.