Get your adrenaline pumping by going whitewater rafting or kayaking in eastern Langlade County. The famous Wolf River is one of the best whitewater rivers in the Midwest. People who raft or paddle the Wolf River are rewarded with abundant wildlife, outstanding shoreline scenery, and excellent water quality.
Explore the beauty of the "County of Trails" with our free Langlade County Recreation Map. Everything from hiking, biking, atving/utving, horseback riding, and ski trails to lakes, parks, boat launches, and campgrounds are listed on this map. Request your free copy today.
The Spring/Summer/Fall ATV trails in Langlade County will officially close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018, and will remain closed until May 1, 2019, or weather permitting. This includes the Parrish Highlands, Augustyn Springs, Pickerel/Pearson, Antigo, and White Lake/Elton ATV trail systems. In addition, all County highway road routes will close at this time as well.
The Langlade County All-Terrain Vehicle Trails Ordinance prohibits ATV’s from operating on the above-described trails after December 1. For further questions regarding the trails, you may call the Forestry and Recreation Department at 715-627-6300.
Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department
Langlade County Trail Description There are four main trails that are connected through various road routes. The ATV/UTV trails in Langlade County are open weather permitting after May 1st and close December 1st.
The newest route to the northern Langlade County ATV/UTV trails is the City of Antigo Route. The trailhead is at the curve of Century Avenue and North Saratoga Street. It is the old railroad grade behind Amron or across from Karl's Transport. To access this route, ATV/UTVers can to park at one of the City of Antigo north side hotels (Super 8, Holiday Inn Express, or America's Best Inn) or access the trail from a City of Antigo resident by two ATV/UTV corridors. Click here to view a map of the City of Antigo routes. The intent of 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. To read the full City of Antigo ATV/UTV ordinance, click here.
The City of Antigo ATV/UTV route connects with the Parrish Highland Trail and the Bass Lake Area. Download the Recreational Map to view the to plan your excursion to Parrish Highland Trail or the Bass Lake Area. To help guide riders, the trail outside the City of Antigo's limits is now marked with signage to guide riders from Antigo to Parrish Highland trails and back to Antigo.
The four main trails are Augustyn Springs Trail, Parrish Highlands Trail, Pickerel/Person ATV Trail, and White Lake ATV Trail.
Augustyn Springs Trailis located in the northeastern part of Langlade County. Augustyn Springs Trail is 21 miles in length entirely owned by Langlade County. The trail is very scenic and is located in a large block of northern hardwoods. It has rolling to very hilly terrain. This trail has some rockiness, and during wet periods has some water holes. This two-way trail travels on old logging roads which are also open to other recreationalists. This trail is in an area containing many other wood trails. There is a parking lot, restrooms, and ATV ramp which is located on Highway A, 8 miles northeast of Neva from Highway 45.
Parrish Highland Trail is located in the northwestern part of Langlade County. This trail system has 50 miles of scenic terrain that traverses glacial moraines, upland hardwoods, cedar swamps and small rivers and lakes. The terrain is rolling to very hilly. This trail links up with the Lincoln and Oneida County ATV trail system. This two-way trail travels on old logging roads which are also open to other recreationalists. There are three parking/access points. They are on Highway Q, at the Oneida/Langlade County Line; Highway H, 2 miles south of Highway 17 and Q; and Highway T, 3 miles west of Highway 45, Summit Lake. The Highway T location has an ATV washing station, restrooms and ATV ramp.
Pickerel/Pearson ATV Trail is located in the northeastern part of Langlade County, between Post Lake and Pickerel. This 5 mile trail connects the Parrish/Highlands ATV trail, the Augustyn Springs ATV trail, and Forest County ATV Trail system. The trail runs on either side of Rolling Stone Lake and along the east side of Pickerel Lake through county forest land and over to Upper and Lower Post Lake. Pickerel/Pearson Trail offers picturesque scenery by these lakes, river, and county forest land; even though, most of the trail is on roadways.
White Lake Trailis located in the southeastern part of Langlade County by White Lake. This trail is 20 miles. The trail has rolling and hilly terrain through hardwoods. You can park and access the trail around White Lake in two places, Sherry Road, 1.25 miles north of Highway 64, Polar or in downtown White Lake on Highway M and Maple Street. The downtown location has a restroom available. The White Lake Trail connects with Oconto County ATV trails on Highway 55 just south of Hollister, WI.
Wolf River State Trailuses the former Wisconsin Central railroad corridor. In Langlade County, ATVs are permitted north of Lily. Regulations and Policies 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. For further rules please visit http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/atv/
Summer Information ATV's/UTV'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.
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.
1633 Neva Road,
Antigo, WI 715-627-6300 Website | Map
Langlade County, The County of Trails, offers cyclists many different riding options: winding in forest trails, smooth paths through farmlands or relaxing routes around local lakes. For a more physical ride, Langlade County offers several mountain bike trails for you to choose. So what are you waiting for? Get your bike and ride into "The County Of Trails"!
Antigo Single Track Mountain Bike Trail This mountain bike trail is close to Antigo and is a great place to ride or hike. The two one mile loops of rolling hills and beautiful scenery are comprised of double track for beginners and technical single track for the advanced rider. Close to shopping, food and additional recreational opportunities. Location: The trailhead is located at N1985 Dump Rd, Antigo, WI 54409 Length: 2 miles in length
Antigo Walking/Biking Trail The City of Antigo has a walking/biking trail. The trail is a combination of asphalt, boardwalk and wood chip paths along Antigo Lake and Spring Brook before meandering through forests. Location: The trailhead is on Fourth Avenue in Antigo, east of Hwy 45. Length: 2 plus miles in length with a 10-foot-wide trail.
City of Antigo Bike Route The Signed and Designated City Wide Bike Route was made possible through community sponsorship. The crossings will be: 4th, 7th and 10th Avenue.
Gartzke Flowage The Gartzke Flowage Recreation Area offers trails that are very scenic and traverse through a Norway Pine plantation, upland hardwood, and cedar swamps along the flowage. Several spring seeps dot the landscape and add to the natural beauty of the area. Location: W6379 Fifth Avenue Road, Bryant, WI 54418. The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property east of Antigo off 5th Avenue Road. Length: 6 miles in length and has a variety of trails for all abilities.
Moccasin Lake The trail oversees two river basins; the Prairie flowing west, and the Hunting flowing east. On the eastern leg the view overlooks a vast black spruce swamp which extends all the way to and beyond Elcho. The far end offers three fun hills; the Luge, the Expressway, and the Muskellunge. Location: The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property north of Antigo off Moccasin Lake Road. Length: 5.5 miles in length and offers a variety of trails for all abilities.
Nicolet Roche Trail The challenging Nicolet Roche Mountain Bike Trail, located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, is a tight and technical single-track trail that incorporates natural features like long sections of intermediate trails littered with technical rock gardens, fun punchy climbs and advanced features that make excellent use of the terrain. It is sure to keep the excitement level up. Location: On the south end at Boulder Lake Campground & Boat Landing 1.8 miles northeast of Hwy 55 via Cty WW and Forest Road 2116. On the north end on Hwy 64, 3.3 miles east of Langlade. Length: 20 miles of trail
Wolf River Mountain Bike Trail The Wolf River Mountain Bike Trail is Langlade's best-kept secret! These trails are used primarily during the Wolfman Triathlon but are now open for all to ride thanks to the wonderful property owners these trails reside on. If you are looking for a technical ride, these trails are your ticket. Featuring tight corners, several rock and root ride overs, along with some challenging climbs will definitely take your breath away. These trails can be accessed from the Nicolet Roche Trails or from the Bear Paw Adventure Resort south of Langlade on Hwy 55. Due to the trails being on private property, please watch for seasonal closures and be respectful of their requests. Location: Parking is available at Bear Paw Adventure Resort located at N3494 WI-55, White Lake, WI 54491. Length: 6 miles of trail
Wolf River State Trail The Wolf River State Trail offers 33.4 miles of trail to mountain bike from White Lake to Lake Metonga in Forest County. The Wolf River State Trail follows along the former Wisconsin Central railroad corridor and is adjacent to the Wolf River. The trail is non-motorized in summer from White Lake to Lily, but from Lily to Lake Metonga the Wolf River State Trail is motorized. The trail is gravel based in Langlade County and may be rough or soft in sections so tread is more suitable for mountain or gravel bicycles.
From Wallrich Rd parking lot to West Hollister Rd is 4.9 miles and West Hollister Rd to Lily parking lot is 5.7 miles. The total non-motorized section of trail from Wallrich Rd to Lily is 10.6 miles. For more information on the Wolf River State Trail, click here. Location: Parking is available in downtown White Lake along Highway M/Lake Street near the intersection with Maple Street. Length: 10.6 miles of non-morotized trail with 33.4 total miles of trail from White Lake to Lake Metonga in Forest County.
Langlade County Foresty Office, 1633 Neva Road,
Antigo, WI 715-627-6300 Map
Veteran's Memorial Park
New in 2017, Veteran's Memorial Park offers 8.5 miles of fast and flowing single and double track mountain biking trails. Whether you're a first-time biker or longtime shredder, these trails have something for everyone. The trail weaves its course through changing scenery of northern hardwood, aspen, and conifer forest types. The trail also meanders along three undeveloped glacier lakes, wetlands, and bogs.
Location/Length: Trail is 8.5 miles in length. The trailhead is located within Langlade County's Veteran's Memorial Park 15 miles north of Antigo. Once in the park, the trailhead is located in the southwest corner of the parking lot before entering the campgrounds.
N8375 Park Road,
Deerbrook, WI 715-623-6214 Website | Map
Disk Golf Course
Antigo High School Disc Golf Course
The Antigo High School Disc Golf Course is a 9-hole course that is mostly flat & lightly wooded. It is located across from the Antigo High School. Tees are marked by stakes. The fairways are relatively easy, although some are fairly long. Disc Golf Map
The City of Antigo Disc Golf Course is a 18-hole disc golf course. The course offers a good mix of fairways, from short & tight to wide open. The course is good for beginners, while giving more experienced players a good challenge.
There are two course entry points: Dead end of Virginia Street-Parking in the cul-de-sac. * Closest Distance Access Walk the Boardwalk starting on the North end of Second Avenue-Parking in the Little League Parking Lot * Scenic View Access.
Course Rules: Respect walkers and bikers they have the right-of-way when they are crossing the course. Dispose of trash in the provided waste containers. Have Fun!!
The City of Antigo 18-Hole Disc Golf Course was funded through donations from local businesses.
700 Edison Street,
Antigo 715-623-3633 Website | Map
Veterans Memorial Park at Jack Lake Disk Golf
Disc golf offers a new way to enjoy the outdoors.
The 18-hole disc golf course, which traverses its way through 156 acres of old pine plantation and forests along the park's north side. The fairways range from 150 feet all the way to 570 feet. Discs can be purchased or rented at the park office. Disc Golf Map
N8375 Park Drive,
Deerbrook (715) 623-6214 Website | Map
Antigo Farmers Market
The Antigo Farmers' Market is open on Saturdays June through the end of September from 8 am to noon at the Heinzen Pavilion at Peaceful Valley Park.
The Antigo Farmers’ Market is a local food market. All produce displayed for sale is produced locally by the vendor who sells them. Local has been defined within 50 miles drive of the market. Shopping at Antigo Farmers’ Market is a great way to get local in-season food, and to make connections with the people who grow it. It's a great place to shop and get local fresh and flavorful produce!
With 841 natural lakes, 225 streams and 200 spring ponds, Langlade County provides unlimited fishing opportunities from pan fish to musky. Many of the lakes have public launch access. However, most County lakes are small (less than 100 acres) and are located in remote forest settings. The nearly 400 miles of trout streams support excellent populations of brook, brown and rainbow trout.
Eastern Langlade County is also home to one of the finest trout streams in the Midwest. The Wolf River offers excellent dry-fly fishing, especially in May and June, with good catches into autumn. The famed trout waters occur in a 40-mile section between Highway T, south to Highway M, and are divided into 10 public access points. This section of the river has a steep gradient creating numerous complex rapids and should only be navigated by experienced anglers. From Post Lake Dam to Highway T, the river is slow moving and is easy to float with a canoe. Anglers will find good populations of northern pike, walleye, bass and musky.
Top Fishing Spots with Kids and Disabled in Langlade County
Remember a trout stamp is required to fish for trout for anglers age 16 and older.
Antigo Lake Park - Antigo Lake/Spring Brook
Location: Municipal park south of Second Avenue, five blocks east of Highway 45 in the city of Antigo.
Location: County property at the junction of Highway 45 and Parkway Lane .5 miles north of Elcho. Turn west on Parkway Lane at north end of lake to enter park area.
Amenitities: Fishing platform with shoreline fishing access on Otter Lake, picnic area, restrooms, and boat launch.
Fish: Bluegill, pumpkinseed, perch, crappie, rock bass, bullhead, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, and suckers.
Location: County forest property on Pence Lake Road; .5 miles north of County Highway A, 6 miels northeast of Neva.
Amenitities: Fishing platform with shoreline fishing access, picnick area, rest rooms, and boat launch.
Fish: Brown trout, bluegill, perch, crappie, and bullhead.
Remington Lake - City of Antigo Note: Remington Lake is only for kids under age of 16 and disabled anglers.
Location: Municipal park at the corner of First Avenue and North Hogan Street in the city of Antigo.
Amenitities: Shoreline fishing with fishing pier, picnic area, and canoe launch.
Fish: Stocked with brook trout and rainbow trout.
Shadick Spring Pond
Location: DNR property 10 miles northeast of Antigo on the north side of County Road A (3 miels north of County Road O junction).
Amenitities: Disabled accessible fishing platform
Fish: Brook trout, rainbow trout, perch, and bullhead.
Location: County forest property on County Road T, 6 miles west of Summit Lake.
Amenitities: Shoreline fishing access, picnic area, and canoe launch.
Fish: Rainbow trout, bluegill, and largemouth bass.
White Lake - White Lake Park
Location: Municipal park on County Road M on the north side of the village of White Lake, 1.5 miles south of Highway 64.
Amenities: Disabled accessible fishing pier, picnic area, shelter, restrooms, boat launch, and public swimming beach.
Fish: Bluegill, pumpkinseed, rock bass, perch, crappie, bullhead, suckers, largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleye.
Wolf River - Post Lake Dam Wayside
Location: On Clear Lake Road. .25 miles south of County Road K in Post Lake (5 miles east of Elcho).
Amenities: Disabled accessible fishign platform, shoreline fishing access on the Wolf River downstream from Post Lake dam.
Fish: Bluegill, pumpkinseed, perch, crappie, bullhead, rock bass, bullhead, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, suckers, northern pike, muskellunge, redhorse, and walleye.
Important Notice for Post Lake Dam Fishing: From April 1 through May 31 there is a fish refuge from the Post Lake dam downstream 75 feet. No fishing is allowed in the refuge during this time period. The fishing platform is not in this refuge area. Also gamefish (walleye, northern pike, trout) season opens the first Saturday of May. Muskellunge season opens the Saturday before Memorial Day. Bass harvest season opens the third Saturday in June. The Wolf River upstream from the Shawano paper mill dam is not open to year around fishing for gamefish. Panfish (bluegill, crappie, perch, rock bass, bullhead, etc.) may be fished year around in the Wolf River below the fish refuge.
Remember a trout stamp is required to fish for trout for anglers age 16 and older.
The Langlade County Public Access Study is a report that indentifies publicly owned lake shore frontages; describes their locations and sizes if known and describes the condtion.The report is designed to aid county, town, village, and city officials in managing publicly owned lake access so as to promote the most appropriate and efficient use of the public access to the waters of Langlade County. Cost $20.00. Email Us for a Langlade County Public Access Study Report
Get Your Fishing Licenses
Antigo Country Store-715 Superior Street (Highway 45), Antigo
BP South-335 Superior Street (Highway 45), Antigo
BP Travel Center-2120 Neva Road (Highway 45 North), Antigo
DNR Antigo Service Center-223 E Steinfest Rd, Antigo (Monday & Friday only 11am-2pm)
Elcho Shell- N1121 State Rd 45, Elcho
Mills Fleet Farm-2511 Neva Road (Hwy 45 North), Antigo
Wal-Mart Store 3268-200 Highway 64 East, Antigo
Antigo Community Garden
Grow nutritious food for your family at the Antigo Community Garden. To see the benefits and what the Community Garden can offer you, click the brochure below, and if you should have any questions, please feel free to visit or email us.
Geocaching is a worldwide game of hide and seek for caches. There are abundant caches in Langlade County at any given time. You pinpont the location of a cache using a GPS unit, then share the location online. Geocaching sounds easy however it is one thing to find a location on a map it is another thing to actually get to the location in person. Bring out your GPS unit and give it a try in Langlade County!
Bass Lake Golf Course was founded in 1926 and is considered one of the best kept secrets in Northwoods, is cut out of oak and pine trees lining the well manicured fairways and greens. The back nine has more of a hilly terrain while the front nine is tight with water coming into play on at least seven of the eighteen holes.
W10650 Bass Lake Road,
Deerbrook 715-623-6196 Website | Map
Quig's Maplewood Golf Course
Located on Hwy 55 in the town of Pickerel, WI, this beautiful 9 hole gold course, comes complete with Pro Shop, Restaurant and Clubhouse to enjoy following your round! Proudly now features SkyCaddie handheld GPS rangefinders!
Located four miles west of Antigo WI, in a setting bordering the junction of two branches of the Eau Claire River, sits Riverview Golf Course. This nine-hole, par 36 layout plays to 2718 yards from the forward tees to as long as 3131 yards from the ck. Players of all ability levels will be treated to a fair and challenging experience. They will enjoy a scenic journey around the variety of holes, typical of Northern Wisconsin.
W11817 Highland Rd,
Antigo (715) 623-2663 Website | Map
Hiking in Langlade County
Hike to Langlade County, The County of Trails, featuring miles of hiking trails with pristine scenery and wildlife abundance.
Ackley Wildlife Area Just west of Antigo is the Ackley Wildlife Area where hikers have great opportunities to view waterfowl, deer, and an occasional bear on non-marked trails.
Antigo Walking/Biking Trail The City of Antigo has a walking/biking trail. The two-plus-mile, 10-foot-wide trails is a combination of asphalt, boardwalk and wood-chip paths along Antigo Lake and Spring Brook before meandering through forests. The trailhead is on Fourth Avenue in Antigo, east of Hwy 45. You can also access the trail off Virginia Street, north of Hwy 64/Fifth Avenue, or park behind North Elementary school. Click here to view trail amenities.
Gartzke Trails The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property east of Antigo off of 5th Avenue Road. It's approximately 8 miles in length and has a variety of trails for all abilities.W6379 Fifth Avenue Road, Bryant, WI 54418.
Ice Age Trail Langlade County boasts 50 miles of the thousand-mile Ice Age Trail, divided into five segments: 13 miles Kettlebowl, 12 miles Lumbercamp, 9.5 miles Old Railroad, 13.5 miles Highland Lakes and 12 miles Parrish Hills. For more information on these Langlade County segments and user information, click here.
Moccasin Lake Trail Just a couple of miles to the west of Elcho. It is approximately 8.9 miles in length. Parking area, restrooms, warming shelter with firewood and tables.
Veteran's Memorial Park Veteran's Memorial Park offers many miles of marked nature trails that feature a loop around an underdeveloped lake and an arboretum with over 500 plant species.
Wolf River State Trail The Wolf River State Trail offers 33.4 miles of trail to hike from White Lake to Lake Metonga in Forest County along the former Wisconsin Central railroad corridor. The Wolf River State Trail is non-motorized in summer from White Lake to Lily, but please be aware that from Lily to Lake Metonga the trail is a multi-use trail. ATVers are allowed on the Wolf River State Trail from Lily to Lake Metonga.
Crocker Hills Horse and Dog Sled Trail System
The Crocker Hills Horse and Dog Sled Trail System is located on Langlade County property and private property east of Antigo off Fraley Road. It is approximately 15.3 miles in length and offers a variety of trails and scenic beauty. The horse trail is located between Norway Lake and Evergreen Creek. In the north western portion of the trail steep hills and valleys afford the rider beautiful vistas of the northern hardwood complex. The trail facilities include a parking/camping area and a pit toilet bathroom at the trail head west of Fraley road. There is also water that can be obtained there by a hand-pump. An open-air shelter is also located at the trailhead and has several picnic tables on site.
Experience the North Woods of Wisconsin by horseback. 45 minute deep woods trail rides are available at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00. 7 days a week by reservation. Highway 45 Riding Stables has been providing the Wisconsin north woods with a unique offering of riding experiences for over 25 years. Besides trail riding, we also offer children's pony rides, beginner horseback riding lessons, day camp, overnight camps for girls, family gatherings, birthday parties, romantic horseback picnics or boarding...we offer a personal touch to every experience. So stop on in, we'd love to get to know you.
Located west of Elcho on the existing cross-country ski trail and adjoining forest roads. This area features a variety of rolling terrain and is highlighted by two river basins. Moccasin is set up as a horse camping area, with pull-in sites with gravel pads, picnic tables and fire rings. There is a small, three-sided shelter, pit toilet and hand pump for water. Facilities also include a parking area.
The Popple Ridge Trail is located in the eastern end of Langlade County off Hwy 55. The trail is located in the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest. Located 4 miles north of the intersection of Hwys 64 and 55, turn east on Sawyer Lake Road, go 5 miles to Setting Lake Road, go South 3 miles to camp area. There is approximately 25 miles of trails with a variety of different terrains to choose from. This trail is managed by the Triple R (RRR) Horse-riding club along with other volunteers. There is also access near Nine Mile Resort off of Hwy 55.
The trail is marked throughout by horseshoe signs and "You Are Here" signs at major intersections.
The trail passes through the Silver Birch horse-riding trail system, with beautiful scenery of forests, ponds, rivers & lakes.
At this time there is a primitive camping area. There is water near the camp at a small stream on Setting Lake Road if you need it.
Whether you carry a shotgun, rifle or bow, and with over 130,000 acres of territory open for public hunting you will find unlimited opportunities in Langlade County’s diverse forests and watersheds. Wildlife available to hunt include dear and bear, ruffed grouse & woodcock, squirrel, rabbit, turkey and waterfowl. Predator hunting is also a big sport in Langlade County. Hunting, as well as many other non-motorized activities, is allowed on all county lands entered into the County Forest Crop Law, private and industrial lands entered into the Forest Crop Law or Managed Forest Lands Law and designated State of Wisconsin lands.
These lands can be accessed from any road found on the official County Road Map. Access beyond these official roads, by motorized vehicle, is a matter of rules and policies approved by each entity. The many roads that bisect these lands are open to foot access and some are open to motorized access (see chart below Tree Stands section).
Tree Stands No person shall construct, cause to be constructed, use or occupy any permanent elevated scaffold or other permanent elevated device, commonly referred to as a tree stand, on any lands owned or under the control of Langlade County. Portable tree stands may be used, provided that they are erected after September 1 and completely removed no later than one week following the close of late archery season, such portable tree stands are not in any manner bolted, nailed or screwed to the tree and such portable tree stands cause no permanent damage to the trees in which they are placed. The use of nails, screws, spikes or other devices to aid in climbing a tree is prohibited. The cutting of shooting lanes is prohibited. Tree stands found in violation of this ordinance may be removed and will become the property of Langlade County. A person who violates this ordinance is subject to a forfeiture of $50 to $500 plus cost.
Langlade County Forest Tree Stands- Portable tree stands only. September 1 thru January 7 only. No Screws, spikes or nails.
Ground Blinds- Must be constructed of natural materials only. No cutting of live trees or shooting lanes.
ATV & Vehicle Use- Prohibited on all gated, locked, bermed or posted areas.
State of Wisconsin Land Ownership Tree Stands- Portable stands only. Must be removed daily. Ground Blinds- Must be constructed of natural materials only. Daily removal required. ATV & Vehicle Use- Restricted unless on designated ATV posted trail.
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Tree Stands- Portable tree stands only. No cutting of live trees. Can erect one day before hunting season. Must be removed at the end of late bow hunting season. No nails, screws, screw in steps, etc. Ground Blinds- Made from natural vegetation only. No cutting of live vegetation. Must be removed after the season. ATV & Vehicle Use- No ATV use. Street legal vehicles only on forest roads unless gated or bermed.
Please contact the Langlade County Forest and Recreation Department with questions on county land hunting usage and tree stands on county land at 715-627-6300.
For Wisconsin's hunting regulations go to the Wisconsin DNR website by clicking here. For more information on deer hunting in Wisconsin, click here. Wisconsin's baiting and feeding regulations have changed, click here for more information.
Langlade County Bow & Gun Range
The Langlade County Bow and Gun Range is administered by the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department. It is regulated by the Langlade County Forests and Parks Ordinance and violations of the range regulations are subject to penalties as specified in the ordinance. Please contact the Langlade County Forest and Recreation Department with questions. (715) 627-6300.
The range facility is open for use and shooting at 7 a.m. with closing to follow Sate of Wisconsin Department of natural Resources hunting hours, on a year-round basis, except for "special scheduled events."
All special scheduled events that run beyond the normal hours of operation must obtain special approval from the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department.
No shooting is allowed after range hours when the range is open for a permitted "special event" unless that shooting is directly associated with that "special event."
It shall be unlawful to have in possession or consume alcoholic beverages on the range property.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to discharge any firearm or bow in the range while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
No overnight camping is permitted.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to discharge any firearm, air-gun or bow in any area within the public bow and gun range not specially designated for such use, or contrary to posted regulations, or contrary to verbal order given by the person or persons in charge.
It shall be unlawful to engage in any sport or activity while in possession of an uncased firearm, air-gun, or bow, which in the judgment of any law officer or duly authorized person in charge constitutes a safety hazard.
It shall be unlawful to shoot at glass, plastic or metal targets in the range. Shoot only at "authorized" or paper targets, except as authorized by the Forestry and Recreation Department.
Fully automatic weapons are prohibited on the range. Use of armor piercing, tracers, or incendiary ammunition is prohibited.
No person shall take, catch, kill, hunt, trap, pursue or otherwise capture any wild animals or birds in the Langlade County Bow and Gun Range located in the W1/2NE1/4 of Section 11, T30N-R11E.
Peaceful Valley: Located at 420 Field Street This rink is large for figure skaters and non-hockey skaters. The rink has lights for evening skating and a warming house with restrooms open from 8 am to 8:30 pm.
Outdoor Hockey Rink: Located at Peaceful Valley Park (420 Field Street) This rink has full boards, nets, lights and warming house with restrooms open from 8 am to 8:30 pm. Please no checking or lifting of pucks on the hockey rink.
Please Note: The City of Antigo does not staff on the weekend. Any snow occurring in the evening hours or on the weekend will be removed the next business day after sidewalks have been cleared.
For your convienience, the Langlade County Fairgrounds Dump Station is now open. It is located on the north side of the Livestock Pavilion on the north end of the fairgrounds. This is a self serve dump station. Cost is $12.00 for all campers and RVs.
1633 Neva Road,
Antigo, WI 715 627-6307 Website | Map
For more information on how to obtain the fairgrounds for your events please contact Pam at the Langlade County Maintenance office at 715-627-6307 Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or email email@example.com.
Enjoy movies on this two-screen theatre that is open every night. Please call for showtimes.
823 Fifth Avenue,
Antigo (715) 623-4570 Website | Map
The 440 Locomotive with tender is located outside of the Langlade County Historical Society Museum. The 440 Locomotive is a 2-8-0 Baldwin constructed in 1900, the last steam engine to travel through Antigo in 1957.
404 Superior Street,
Antigo 715-627-4464 Website | Map
Antigo Visual Arts Association
AVA, the Antigo Visual Arts Association, was created in 2008 to foster and cultivate the visual arts for the benefit of Antigo, Wisconsin and the surrounding communities.
Located Inside the Langlade Historical Museum - Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 - 3:30 pm.
404 Superior Street,
Antigo, Wisconsin 715-623-2805 Website | Map
Langlade County Historical Museum & Deleglise Cabin
Langlade County Historical Society is open year round.
October 1 to May 1 they are open Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm May 1 to October 1 they are open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Deleglise Cabin is open May to October on Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please note these are not handicapped accessible buildings.
To learn more about the historical buildings in Antigo, download Antigo Landmarks booklet. This is a 44 document about the history of buildings in the City of Antigo with pictures and locations of the buildings. Or take the self-guided walking tour of 15 historical buildings in Antigo by downloading the brochure by clicking here.
404 Superior Street,
Antigo (715) 627-4464 Website | Map
Located on the corner of Bissell Street & County M. Open Wednesdays 10:00-3:00 January-December Open Saturdays 9:00-3:00 Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Visitation by appointment also available--call 715-882-2051.
Visiting Hours: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Saturday 9:00-3:00. Visitation by appointment also available--call 715-882-2051.
700 Lake Street,
White Lake (715) 882-2051 Website | Map
Langlade County Wisconsin has an excellent park system. From camping and hiking to basketball and baseball, our parks are just what you are looking for to enjoy a day of fun in the beautiful Northwoods.
The City of Antigo is very grateful to an anonymous donor for $30,000.00 in funding for a new Dog Park. In addition, we are also grateful to the many pet owners in the community that showed a strong and organized interest in the park.
The Dog Park is located off of Century Avenue or the new Hwy 64 bypass (Address: 2000 Hwy 64). This area was formally a landfill, but has since been capped. It will now be utilized as space for owners and their pets to enjoy socializing and off-leash time within an expansive and beautiful fenced-in area.
The park features a separate small dog area (approximately 2 acres), various access gates to enter and exit the park, and various trails and open spaces which will be mowed throughout the summer season.
2000 Highway 64,
Antigo, WI 715-623-3633 Website | Map
Camping The Veterans Memorial Park best known as Jack Lake, has 48 individual campsites with electrical hook-up. The campground is open from May 1 through December 1. Sixteen (16) of these campsites can now be reserved. You must call a week in advance to reserve these sites, and send the full payment within 5 days after you reserve these sites. All other campsites are on a first come, first serve basis.
The other regular campsites have a 14 day maximum stay. Campsites are $30.00 per night which includes free RV dumping station. Military discount of $10.00 per night will be given with proper ID. You must register before setting up. After registration, you must set up a camping unit or vehicle on the site and leave it there at all times.
Only two cars per site, but additional vehicles can park on site for an additional fee or overflow parking is available for free. No bringing your own firewood. Pets are allowed in campground if they are on a leash. Check out time is 1:00 PM.
Veterans Memorial Park also has three 16' x 20' cabin that will sleeps 5, includes LP fireplace and electrical outlets, dining table, chairs, bunk beds, grill and fire pit. They are $65.00 per night - Sunday – Thursday. Friday and Saturday require a 2 night minimum. Call 715.623.6214 for more information.
Bear Paw Outdoor Adventure Resort, is dedicated to adventure and fun! Offering kayaking instruction and trips on Northern Wisconsin’s Wolf River. Their trips and classes are fantastic learning experiences that feature safety and fun and are designed for people who are inquisitive about the natural environment, and want to explore what the natural world has to offer. Daily rental of kayaking equipment and boats.
N3494 Hwy 55,
White Lake 715-882-3502 Website | Map
Big Smokey Falls Rafting
Big Smokey Falls Rafting is located 168 miles north of Milwaukee. The Wolf River is the reservation's largest waterway, winding through 59 miles of Menominee land and dropping approximately 900 feet from the northern boundary to Keshena Falls. The rafting season runs from May through September 15th. Big Smokey Falls is located 10 miles north of Keshena on Hwy. 55. Watch for signs.
Cans, bottles and disposable items are not allowed on the river.
Hwy 55 (8 miles South of Co Line),
Keshena 715-799-3359 Website | Map
The fun begins at Bob and Joni's! Ride the whitewater rapids of the Wolf River in one of their bright green tubes for only $15.00. Stop in for Breakfast or lunch. Get gas or stock your cooler. They will be happy to share some area information about all of the area's hidden fun spots. They are there to show you a great time and a little of the Wolf River Life
N4495 State Highway 55,
White Lake (715) 882-8304 Website | Map
Herb's Wolf River Rafts
Long 5 to 6 hour trips and shorter 2 to 3 hour trips are available. Shooting the rapids is a thrill you will want to do annually with friends. Life jackets are required and provided with rafts and paddles. Your auto remains at the Inn where the trips end. We provide free transportation to the start of the trips. Local law is enforced, prohibiting glass bottles and beverage cans in rafts and littering the river.
N2580 WI 55,
White Lake (715) 882-8612 Website | Map
River Forest Wolf River Camping
At River Forest, their goal is to offer their guest the best up north adventure vacation. Being located by the Wolf River and bordering the Nicolet National Forest, their rustic campground offers you many hours of opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty and activities this area has to offer.
W 510 Hwy WW,
White Lake (715) 882-3351 Website | Map
Shotgun Eddy is located along the famous Wolf River just 25 miles north of Shawano on Hwy 55. A small drive for a great experience. The rafting season open on May 1 and closes in September
N2765 Hwy 55,
White Lake (715) 882-4461 Website | Map
Wolf River Guides
They are a family owned business dedicated to meeting the need and satisfying the desires of their customers! They don't let anyone leave without having a GREAT time! All of their staff are certified and are willing to work with you! Give them a try this summer!
Highway 55 at the intersection of Highway 64 in Langlade County serves as one of the access point on the Nicolet - Wolf River Scenic By-Way. The second longest scenic by-way in Wisconsin at 145-miles includes views of the Wolf River, a designated Outstanding Resource Water, the Chequamegan – Nicolet National Forest, numerous State Natural Areas, lakes, and many other scenic areas. Along this route there is limited development, except for a few rural and tribal communities and a few small farms. The bulk of the Byway is located in Forest County, with segments in Langlade, Oneida and Vilas Counties.
With views of the Wolf River, Chequamegon – Nicolet National Forest and the lakes and forest of Forest, Langlade, Oneida, and Vilas Counties. State Highway 55 is the primary route, and segments of State Highways 32, 52 and 70, form a route configured as a double loop or figure “8”.
In addition, there are numerous designated State Natural Areas and significant trails. The scenic and natural resources are a large part of the region and the byway’s identity. Visit the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic By-Way website by clicking here.
A ski shop from Antigo brings a large trailer out to the hill with the rental skiis/boots/snow boards. (ANTIGO SKI, 715.623.4300 or 715.350.1002) The normal hours at the hill are 12-4 Sat & Sun when we are open. We may at times be open during teachers conventions or holidays. Kettle Bowl ski hill is located approximately 15 miles NE of Antigo on Hwy 52 or 4 miles SW of the Hwy 52/55 intersection at Lily. We have five rope tows, all runs are intermediate with a bunny/beginners hill. Snow boards are very popular and welcome. There is no sledding or tubing facilities. We have a very modern chalet with food available. Snowmobilers are welcome, use caution when entering the parking lot & do not travel in front of the chalet, park to your left as you enter the parking lot.
General Information: The hill is solely run by volunteers which keeps the cost having outdoor fun affordable. The hill is open on weekends only, weather permitted. They rely on mother nature only.....
RATES: $5 for Adults - $3 Students (ages 13 thru High School) - $2 (ages 6-12) - FREE Ages 5 and under
Ski Rentals: Antigo Ski Now Located at Kettlebowl Ski Hill 715-350-1002 or 715-623-4300
Location: From Antigo Travel North on Hwy 45 to Hwy I. East on Hwy I to Hwy 52 approx. eight miles. From the White Lake/Langlade area: Travel north on Hwy 55 approx 12 miles to Hwy 52. Head west on Hwy 52 approx 4 miles. Kettlebowl will be on your left. Look for sign.
N6875 State Highway 52,
Bryant, WI 715-623-2085 Website | Map
Langlade County Wisconsin's snowfall beckons cross country ski's enthusiasts to hit the 6 groomed XC Ski Trails and enjoy the beauty of the great Northwoods. Go to Trail Report for conditions on Langlade County Cross Country Ski Trails.
Gartzke Flowage Cross-Country Ski Trail General Information 6.5 miles long, designed for all abilities, and groomed for both classic and freestyle. Parking area, restrooms, and a recreation shelter. Location W6379 Fifth Ave Road Bryant, WI 54418 From Antigo, travel east on County F. Once past County S intersection continue East on fifth Avenue Road 2 more miles.
Jack Lake Cross-Country Ski Trail Jack Lake Ski Trails are groomed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (as needed on Fridays) every week during the winter. The trail will not be groomed during Christmas Break from December 21st-25th...This is the schedule no matter the snow fall.
General Information 15 miles long, designed for all abilities, and Piston-Bully groomed for both classic and freestyle. Parking area, restrooms and a warming shelter. Location From Antigo, travel north on Hwy 45 to Hwy J. Turn east on Hwy J and travel approximately 2 miles. Trailhead will be on your left.
Kettlebowl Ski Trail is groomed on Thursdays every week during the winter. The trail will not be groomed during Christmas Break from December 21st-25th...This is the schedule no matter the snow fall.
General Information 4.3 miles long, includes three loops, groomed for classic skiing. Location From Antigo, travel North on Hwy 45 to Hwy I. East on Hwy I to Hwy 52 approximately eight miles.
Maranatha Ski Trail System General Information Maintained by Silver Birch Ranch and is open to the public. Nine clearly marked trail loops encompass 6.7 miles of beautiful wooded scenery in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The trail ranges from beginner to expert levels and is groomed for traditional skiing. Location The trail head begins ½ mile East of Silver Birch Ranch located at N6120 Sawyer Lake Road (4 miles North of Langlade). From Langlade, follow Hwy 55 about 4 miles north to Sawyer Lake Road (FR 2122). Turn right and go about 2 miles. The parking area is at the trail head on the right (south) side of Sawyer Lake Road.
Moccasin Lake Cross-Country Ski Trail General Information 5.5 miles long, designed for all abilities, and groomed for both classic and freestyle. Parking area, restrooms, warming shelter with firewood and tables. Location From Antigo, travel North on Hwy 45 approximately 18 miles. Turn left onto Enterprise Lake Road. West on Moccasin Lake Road to Bear Road. South on Bear Road one mile to trail head.
Springbrook Cross-Country Ski Trail General Information 2.06 miles of trail right in the City of Antigo, designed for beginners and groomed for both classic and freestyle Location Access is available from the Byrne Street, the dead-end of Virginia Street or behind North Elementary School.
Please Note: the City of Antigo does not staff on the weekend. Any snow occurring in the evening hours or on the weekend will be taken care of during regular business hours.
Sled Dog Trail
Sled Dog Training in Langlade County
Langlade County has developed a sled dog trail opportunity on a county forest road. Interest in sled dog trails has centered on the Evergreen Forest Management Unit. The trail head is located on Fraley Road and a public parking area is developed along with a restroom facility.
Whether it be winter, spring, summer or fall, we offer a two-hour horse-drawn sleigh/wagon ride through our picturesque woods.
Perfect for: Birthdays Reunions Parades Engagements Weddings Anniversaries or any occasion that will be memorable for years to come!
All rides are by reservation and based on availability!
N4515 County Road S,
Bryant, WI 715-627-7462 Website | Map
Click here for Langlade County Snowmobile trail conditions.
Snowmobile Trails in Langlade County, Wisconsin are developed and maintained by the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department, and 10 different snowmobile clubs in Langlade County. There are over 550 miles of state approved and user funded snowmobile trails. Langlade County has an excellent reputation on keeping the trails well groomed and marked.
The Langlade County snowmobile clubs are a proud and dedicated group who would like to share their sport with you. As a snowmobiler, you will get a firsthand look at nature's winter wonderland. Snowmobiling is a fun, healthful recreation for people of all ages.
ATV's are allowed on Langlade County Snowmobile Trail System 10 days after the trails are open in their respective zones and the temperature is under 28 degrees F. Note that ATV's operating on Langlade County snowmobile trails do need a Wisconsin public registration. ATVs are not allowed in the Nicolet National Forest. UTV's (side by side) are not allowed on the Langlade County Snowmobile Trail System during the winter.
Langlade County lodging offers the rest you need after a long day of hitting the trails. Whether you are looking for woodland cottages, modern motels, or chain hotels, you'll find it in Langlade County. To keep your taste buds satisfied, you will be able to find everything from fine dining to burgers, sandwiches, and homemade pizza which many places to eat are located right on the trails.
So grab your sled and get out and ride"The County of Trails" Langlade County.
Sno-Devils Snowmobile Club Inc. - We groom over 100 miles of snowmobile trails in the north-northwest 1/3 of the county with 2 Tucker Sno-Cats, one of which is a new 2015 model. We have over 200 members and our meetings except February are the 2nd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at our community building in Elcho. Please see our website for more info.
Effective July 1, 2015, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources expanded the snowmobile trail pass requirement to include snowmobiles registered in Wisconsin and increased the nonresident snowmobile trail pass fee. Beginning with the 2015-16 snow season, all snowmobiles operating on a Wisconsin snowmobile trail or corridor must display a valid snowmobile trail pass whether registered in Wisconsin or another state. The snowmobile trail pass is:
an annual pass valid until June 30 each year.
separate from snowmobile registration.
a 3” x 3” decal required to be permanently affixed to the bottom center portion of the snowmobile windshield.
not required to operate on private property, on a snow route, or on frozen water if not on a marked corridor.
The snowmobile trail pass fee is dependent upon whether the snowmobile for which you are purchasing the trail pass is registered in Wisconsin and whether the owner of that snowmobile is a member of a snowmobile club and the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC).
* Nonresident snowmobile trail pass ($50) – for a snowmobile registered in or in the process of being registered in another state, province or country. Available online, at select agents or by calling WDNR at 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463).
* Wisconsin snowmobile trail pass ($30) – for a snowmobile registered in Wisconsin. Available online, at any DNR license sales agent or by calling WDNR at 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463). All Wisconsin snowmobile trail passes will be shipped by US Mail within 2 business days to the address specified.
* Wisconsin snowmobile trail pass for club members ($10) – for a snowmobile registered in Wisconsin and owned by a person who is both a member of a snowmobile club and a member of AWSC. Available only through AWSC via their website or by mail, phone or in person from their office. Please visit www.awsc.org for more details.
Gartzke Flowage The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property east of Antigo off 5th Avenue Road. It's approximately 2+ miles in length and has a variety of trails for all abilities. It is managed by the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department and the Antigo Bike and Ski Club. The trail is groomed and tracked by the Antigo Bike and Ski Club.
Moccasin Lake The trail system is designed for snowshoeing and horseback riding. The snowshoe trail starts on the west side of the parking lot. Feel free to make your own trail but please stay off the cross country ski trail.
Swimming in Langlade County
BEACHES AND LAKES Langlade County offers numerous lakes with public beaches within a 10-20 minute drive out of the city. Here are a few that we have to offer:
Jack Lake (Veteran's Memorial Park) located off of County Road J in Deerbrook
Ellison Tennis Courts are located across from the Antigo High School. Ellison offers numerous courts, enclosed in a chain link fence. The first two courts are lighted. There is a spring loaded timer mounted on the first pole to turn the lights on. These courts are home to the Antigo Red Robin Tennis team and are available for public use on certain days.
Jaycee Park is a great location for amateur & experienced tennis players. Multiple courts are enclosed in a chain link fence. Jacyee Park also has plenty of parking available and is open to the public through the summer months.
Raptor Education Group Incorporated (REGI) offers education programs for all age groups. They provide an interactive, hands-on, ecosystem based education program.
Raptor Education Group (REGI) is now offering tours to the public. Public tours take place on Tuesday and Thursday June through August at 10 a.m. and noon. Tour cost is $8 per person, children under 5 are free. The tours are outdoors and are subject to weather so go prepared! Pre-registration is required. Call 715-623-2563 to reserve your spot as space is limited.
N2160 W. Rollwood Road,
Antigo (715) 623-4015 Website | Map
Self-guided Walking Tour of Historical Buildings
Langlade County Historical Society offers a leisurely stroll through downtown Antigo to see 15 historical buildings. Click here to download the brochure.
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