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Northern Wisconsin Outdoor Adventures begin here in Langlade County. Langlade County offers many up north outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, ATVing, snowmobiling, hiking, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, snowshoeing, swimming, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, camping, horseback riding, canoeing, and so much more! Langlade County has hundreds of miles of recreational trails, a quarter of a million acres of territory open for public hunting, 841 natural lakes, 225 streams, 200 spring ponds, and the famous Wolf River, if you are an outdoor enthusiast, we guarantee that you won't be bored here in Langlade County, the County of Trails. Check below for important reports, maps, and information to help you get out and enjoy it all!

Click here to download a Langlade County Recreation Map

ATV Trails Reports/Maps
Langlade County ATV Trail System
Date of Report: November 28, 2022

THE LANGLADE COUNTY SUMMER ATV/UTV TRAIL SYSTEM INCLUDING ALL STATE-FUNDED TRAILS AND ROUTES ARE SCHEDULED TO CLOSE ON THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, AT 8:00 A.M.

COUNTY ROAD ROUTES WILL REMAIN OPEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LANGLADE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT POLICY.

Winter ATV access on snowmobile trails will be authorized by public service announcement when snowmobile trails are open and when required conditions are met.

For more information, please contact Al Murray, Forest Administrator or Cody Brauner, ATV Coordinator at 715-627-6300.

The Langlade County ATV/UTV clubs including the Parrish Highlanders ATV Club, the Wolf River Riders ATV Club, the White Lake ATV Club, and the Antigo ATV Club and sponsors and operators of the existing trails, have put in many volunteered hours of brushing, signing, and trail work to provide ATV/UTV trails for your use in 2021. Please thank them for their efforts and patronized their business sponsors.

We hope that you enjoyed the Langlade county trail system in 2022 and thank you for supporting the economy and businesses of Langlade County!
 
Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department
 


Date of Report: October 26, 2022
The ATV/UTV trail between intersections 6 and 20 in the towns of Parrish and Elcho has reopened.

The segment of ATV/UTV trail between Fraley Rd and the Wolf River State Trail in the Towns of Evergreen and Wolf River is closed for the season.  Please use the road route to access White Lake.
Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department
 
Date of Report: August 11, 2022

County Highway S in the Town of Price, from County Highway O to the trailhead off of County Highway S going to Augustine Springs trailhead is now open as an ATV/UTV route.  ATV/UTVs operation is to be on the paved portion of the road in the direction of traffic.  The Langlade County Highway Department has signed the route.
Langlade County Highway Department
 
Download the newest Langlade County ATV/UTV map.

Visit the DNR Website at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/atv/ for rules and regulations.

These trails are mostly on land owned and managed by Langlade County. Trails were developed and are maintained by Langlade County with the exception of private property which is maintained by local clubs. There are over 86 miles of trail connected by several routes. The trail is very scenic and traverses glacial moraines, upland hardwoods, cedar swamps and small rivers and lakes. The terrain is slightly rolling to very hilly, and links to the Lincoln, Oneida, Forest, and Oconto County ATV trails. For more information on Langlade County ATV/UTV trail system click here.

UTV Rules & Regulations
 


Date of Report: May 9, 2022

 
Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department
Snowmobile Trails
Langlade County Snowmobile
Date of Report: March 13, 2022

BY RECOMMENDATION OF THE LANGLADE SNOWMOBILE COUNCIL, THE LANGLADE COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAIL SYSTEM INCLUDING ALL STATE-FUNDED TRAILS ARE SCHEDULED TO CLOSE ON MONDAY MARCH 14, AT 6:00 P.M.


The Langlade County Snowmobile Ordinance prohibits snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles from operating on the trails after the official closing date.

For more information, please contact Al Murray, Forest Administrator, or Cody Brauner, Langlade County Snowmobile Coordinator, at 715-627-6300.

Langlade County would like to thank the snowmobile clubs, sponsors, and operators of the trails, for all of the volunteered hours brushing, signing, and grooming of trails over this season to provide high quality snowmobile trails in Langlade County. Please make sure to continue to support the sponsors and clubs.

We hope that you enjoyed the Langlade County trail system this winter and thank you for supporting the economy and businesses of Langlade County! 
 
Langlade County Forestry & Recreation Department
 

Fishing
Fishing Reports
LANGLADE COUNTY FISHING REPORTS

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.
 
Downhill Skiing
Kettlebowl Ski Hill
Downhill Report: March 7, 2022

Kettlebowl Ski Hill is closed for the season.  

Kettlebowl Ski Hill is normally open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 pm when there is enough naturally made snow.  Antigo Ski will be available to renting skis/boots/snowboards when the hill is open.

A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers that make Kettlebowl so successful all season long!

To map the location: N6875 Hwy 52, Bryant, WI
Lat: 45.2637
Lon: -88.9082


A ski shop from Antigo brings a large trailer out to the hill with the rental skis/boots/snowboards. (ANTIGO SKI, 715.623.4300 or 715.350.1002) The normal hours at the hill are 12-4 Sat & Sun when open. They may at times be open during teachers' conventions or holidays. Kettlebowl Ski Hill is located approximately 15 miles northeast of Antigo on Hwy 52 or 4 miles southwest of the Hwy 52/55 intersection at Lily. There have five rope tows, all runs are intermediate with a bunny/beginner hill. Snowboards are very popular and welcome. There are no sledding or tubing facilities. 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 the left when entering the parking lot.

General Information: The hill is solely run by volunteers which keeps the cost of having outdoor fun affordable. The hill is open on weekends only, weather permitting. The hill relies on mother nature only.....Adults can get lift passes for $10, while all kids under 18 are $5.00.  This is a CASH ONLY establishment with no ATM on site.

4.3 miles long, includes three loops, groomed for classic skiing.

From Antigo, travel North on Hwy 45 to Hwy I. East on Hwy I to Hwy 52 approximately eight miles.
Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing in Langlade County
Packed Snowshoe Trails
Antigo Single Track Mountain Bike Trail - Open for snowshoeing and fat tire biking.
This ungroomed fat tire bike and snowshoe trail is close to Antigo and is a great place to ride or snowshoe. The trail consists of loops of rolling hills and beautiful scenery. The trailhead is located at N1985 Dump Rd, Antigo, WI 54409.

Gartzke Flowage
The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property east of Antigo off 5th Avenue Road. It's approximately 5.5 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.

Jack Lake Mountain Bike Trail Map
The trail system is designed for mountain biking but is open to snowshoeing in winter. The trailhead is located within Langlade County's Veteran's Memorial Park.

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.

Back Country Snowshoeing
If Back-country snowshoeing is more your style of snowshoeing, enjoy the 130,000 acres of County forest lands or try one of these signed but ungroomed trails.

The Game Lake Nature Trail at Veterans Memorial Park/Jack Lake Map
The trail system is designed for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and horseback riding. Motor vehicles are prohibited on these trials. The trail is on Langlade County property and is managed by the Langlade County Forestry and Recreation Department. The trailhead is located within Langlade County's Veteran's Memorial Park.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail
Langlade County boasts 50 miles of the thousand-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail that can be snowshoed in the winter. There are 5 segments: 13 miles Kettlebowl, 12 miles Lumbercamp, 9.5 miles Old Railroad, 13.5 miles Highland Lakes and 12 miles Parrish Hills.
Cross-Country Skiing
Gartzke Flowage Cross-Country Ski Trail
Date of Report: April 6, 2022

Gartzke Flowage Trails will not be groomed anymore this season.  The trail is always open, but please respect the trail as it transitions to spring/summer activities. The majority of the Gartzke trails are covered with slushing snow from 3"-8" inches deep with icy spots in numerous places.  With the recent wind and ice storms, there are trees and branches across the trail with most of them frozen in the trail.  If hiking, expect to go around or step over the trees and larger branches.

The Antigo Bike and Ski Club is planning a spring workday to clean up the debris once we have the spring melt. Please keep checking back for a day/time.  Everyone is welcome to come out and help clean up the trails.  If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to the Club (Becky Frisch, Treasure, 711 E. 8th Ave, Antigo, WI 54409) to help defray the costs for maintaining the trails and facilities at Gartzke's.  Thank You!

Antigo Bike and Ski Club volunteers maintain the cross country trails, snowshoe trails, and facilities year-round.  All donations are appreciated to help the Club maintain and make improvements on the property, owned by Langlade County.  

The trails are always open, so you will not see a "trails closed" announcement.

Trail location: W6379 Fifth Ave, Antigo WI 54409
Lat: 45.1326
Lon: -89.9641


General Information:

5.5 miles long, designed for all abilities, and groomed for both classic and freestyle. Parking area, restrooms, and a recreation shelter.
From Antigo, travel east on County F. Once past County S intersection continue East on fifth Avenue Road 2 more miles.
 

Jack Lake Trail
Date of Report: March 17, 2022

The Jack Lake Cross Country Ski Trail will not be groomed anymore this season.  The trail was last groomed and tracked on Thursday, March 3, 2022.  The trail is in fair spring skiing condition. With warm afternoon temperatures, expect hard fast snow in the morning and slow sticky conditions in the afternoon.

Trail Location: N8375 Park Road, Deerbrook, WI 54424
Lat: 45.3374
Lon: -89.1367

Typically Jack Lake Ski Trails are groomed on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (Fridays as needed) every week during the winter.


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.
715-623-6214

Jack Lake Trail Map

Kettlebowl Cross-Country Ski Trail
Date of Report: March 21, 2022

Kettlebowl XC Ski Trail will not be groomed anymore this season.  Please respect the trail during the spring thaw. 

Please be aware that certain sections are multi-use trails with snowmobilers.  

NOTE: Kettlebowl XC Ski Trail groomers will try to groom every Saturday morning.  In addition, when Kettlebowl Ski Hill is closed, park by the entrance gate.  A new trailhead 100 yards from the entrance gate has been developed. Please be sure to not block the gate.  Click here to view a map.

To map the location: N6875 Hwy 52, Lily WI
Lat: 45.2637
Lon: -88.9082

Important Notice: 
The parking lot by Kent Fire Tower Road will not be plowed.

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.

Kettlebowl Cross-Country Ski Trail Map
 

Maranatha Ski Trail System
Date of Report: March 9, 2022

Maranatha Cross Country Ski Trail is officially closed for the season as a logging operation has started logging heavily on the trail. 

The signage on the trails are put up as an old trail was brought back online after the July 19, 2019 storm cleanup, so when there is adequate snow to re-open the Maranatha Cross Country Ski Trail try out Derecho Lane (formally Widow Maker). Click here to view the map.
 
Trail location: N6120 Sawyer Lake Rd, White Lake, WI 54491
Lat: 45.2479
Lon: -88.7513

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 trailhead 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 trailhead on the right (south) side of Sawyer Lake Road.

Maranatha Ski Trail Map

Moccasin Ski Trail
Reported: November 22, 2022

Moccasin Ski Trail is always considered open.  Cross-country ski and snowshoe trail preparation will start after the gun deer season is over on November 27.

Skijoring is allowed on the ski trail. Winter fat biking is allowed on the snowshoe trail, but not on the ski trail. we also allow winter fat biking (not on the ski trail). 

The south segment of the snowshoe trail from E to F was not logged this summer and remains closed due to large trees across the trail.  The logging job on the northeast area of the ski trail has not been started, should be done during the summer, and will not affect the ski trail this season.

For information on trail condition Chuck Wetzel (715-275-3068) or check www.langladecounty.org. If anyone does work on the trail like brushing, please contact Chuck Wetzel as we will be receiving a grant again this year for work done on the trail.

General Information
5.5 miles long, designed for all abilities, and groomed for both classic and freestyle. Parking area, restrooms, and two warming shelters with heat sources 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 the trailhead.

Lat: 45.4370
Lon: -89.1367


Moccasin Ski Trail Map

Springbrook Cross-Country Ski Trail
Date of Report: March 17, 2022

The Springbrook X-Country Ski Trail east of Virginia Street is closed for the season.  

Location Trailhead: 300 block of Byrne Street (off of Langlade Road), Antigo WI 54409
Lat: 45.1413
Lon: -89.1506


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.

General Information
The City of Antigo offers two miles of cross-country loops on the Antigo Lake trail. Access is available from the 300 block of Byrne Street, off of Langlade Road, the dead-end of Virginia Street or behind North Elementary School.

Springbrook Cross Country Ski Trail Map
Sledding
Antigo Sledding Hill
Report: March 17, 2022

The sledding hill is closed for the season.
When open, lights will turn on from dusk to 8:30 pm.

Location: Off First Avenue (between Edison and Dorr Street)
 
Ice Skating
Outdoor Skating Rinks
Report: March 17, 2022

Peaceful Valley Heinzen Pavilion Rink (figure skaters and non-hockey skaters): Peaceful Valley Heinzen Pavilion Rink is closed for the season.
 
The City of Antigo Park and Rec crews will open and close the garage doors based on the snow forecast, and conditions.  However, the rink will always be accessible through the walk-through garage door on the east side of the building.  Benches have been placed for sitting and putting on skates.

Peaceful Valley Hockey Rink: Peaceful Valley hockey rink is closed for the season.
When open, lights for the hockey rink will be on until 8:30 pm daily.

The ice trail connecting the rinks and the warming house is closed for the season. 

Peaceful Valley Warming House: Peaceful Valley Warming House is closed for the season. 
When open, the warming house is open from 7:00 am – 8:30 pm.  The doors lock at 8:30 pm, so please be sure to have all personal items out of the Warming House prior to 8:30 pm.
 
Peaceful Valley Ice Rinks and Warming House are located at 420 Field Street (near the community-built playground). 

Please Note: the City of Antigo does not staff on the weekend or holidays.  Any snow occurring in the evening hours or on the weekend will be removed the next business day.
 
Dog Park
City of Antigo Dog Park
Date of Report:  July 14, 2022

The Antigo Dog Park gates are open.  Please note that the Langlade County Humane Society will be using the Small Dog section on the park on Mondays* from 9 am-Noon to let their dogs run and play. *(This may not be every Monday).  While the Humane Society dogs are there, the Small Dog Area will be closed to the public. LCHS will have signs posted while they are there to remind users that the area is closed.
 

The Dog Park is located off of Century Avenue or the new Hwy 64 bypass (Address: 2000 Hwy 64, Antigo, WI 54409). This area was formally a landfill but has since been capped. It will now be utilized as a 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 that will be mowed throughout the summer season.
 
Skijoring
Crocker Hill Sled Dog Trail
Date of Report: November 29, 2022

Crocker Hill Sled Dog Trail offers skijoring on groomed racing sled dog trails.  When adequate snowfall is received, the trail will be groomed.

Enjoy skijoring on 16+ miles of varying hills at Crocker Hill Sled Dog Trail.  There will be plenty of heart-pumping excitement for you and your dog on the wooded trails in the Crocker Hills. Due to the rolling hills, Crocker Hill Sled Dog Trail is an intermediate to advanced skijoring trail.

Please be aware that you may encounter sled dog teams training.  When a person or team is going to pass or overtake another team, they will call out "TRAIL!"  When heard, please move to one side of the trail to allow for a safe pass.

Trail location: Crocker Hill Sled Dog Trail is located approximately 17 miles east of Antigo on Fraley Road in Four Corners. The trailhead is exactly 1.5 miles north of Hwy 64.  

For more information on Crocker Hills Sled Dog Trail, go to their website by clicking here.
 

Track 52
Date of Report: November 22, 2022

Track 52 offers skijoring on groomed racing sled dog trails.  When adequate snowfall is received, the trail will be groomed.

The 9 miles of varying hills at Track 52 is groomed in cooperation with the Langlade County Forestry Department. Due to the rolling hills, Track 52 is an intermediate to advanced skijoring trail. Trails are marked when open to skijoring and sled dog teams. When a person or team is going to pass or overtake another team, they will call out "TRAIL!"  When heard, please move to one side of the trail to allow for a safe pass.

The parking lot is plowed in winter. Food & restroom facilities are available on winter weekends when Kettlebowl Ski Hill (approximately 3/4 mile from the trailhead) is open from noon to 4 pm.

Trail location: approximately 14 miles northeast of Antigo on Langlade-Price Road between Bryant & Lily. The trailhead is exactly ¾ of a mile north of Hwy 52 and Langlade Price Road intersection (¾ mile west of Kettlebowl Ski Hill).  
Lat: 45.263985
Long: -88.926659

Track 52 Trail Map
Hunting
Hunting in Langlade County
Whether you carry a shotgun, rifle or bow, and with over 126,000 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).

Tree Stands
No person shall construct, cause to be constructed, use or occupy andy permanent elevated scaffold or other permanent elevated device, commonly referred to as a tree stand, on any lands owned or uder 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 prortable tree stands cause no permanent damage to the trees in which they are placed. The use of nails, screws, psikes or other devices to aid in climbing a tree is prohibited. The cutting of shooting lanes is prodhibited. Tree stands found in violation of this section may be removed and will become the property of Langlade County.

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
Safety Note: Due to the July 19th storm, the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is open to visitors; however, hazards exist from the storm event that may pose a safety risk to hunters/visitors.  Since the storm, the Forest has been in recovery mode, facilitating several timber sales and initiating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis. Visitors are reminded that many hazards exist from the storm event that may pose a safety risk. Visitors should refer to the closure order for recreation areas, trails, and roads that were damaged by the storm event and be mindful in order to ensure safety.  Visit the Chequamegon-Nicolet Nation Forest page for more information by clicking here
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 season.
ATV & Vehicle Use- No ATV use. Street legal vehicles only on forest roads unless gated or bermed.

Langlade County Recreation Map
Horse Trails
Crocker Hills Horseback Riding Trails
The Crocker Hills Horseback Riding Trails are 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 northwestern portion of the trail steep hills and valleys afford the rider beautiful vistas of the northern hardwood complex. The trail facilities include a parking area at the trailhead west of Fraley road and a restroom.

Crocker Hills Horse Trail Map
 

Moccasin Lake Riding Trail
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. Facilities include a parking area, restrooms and a warming shelter.

Moccasin Lake Horse Trail Map

Popple Ridge Trail
Date of Report: May 12, 2022
The Popple Ridge Horseback Riding Trail is closed due to the July 19, 2019 storm damage.  It is not anticipated to be open in 2020.  For more information on Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest 2019 Storm Damage, click here.  There has been no update from the Forest Service on an anticipated opening date.

The Popple Ridge Trail is located in the eastern end of Langlade County off Hwy 55 and the Sawyer Lake Road area in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The trail is approximately 16 miles in length is divided into three loops. This area also features a variety of rolling terrain. Public access is available near Nine Mile Resort off of Hwy 55.

Popple Ridge Trail Map
Hiking
Gartzke Flowage Recreation Area
Date of Report: August 11, 2022
The Gartzke Flowage trails are in great shape for hiking.  Volunteers have done some mowing. The cedar loop on the south side of the flowage and the trails directly adjacent to the flowage on the north side have muddy spots.  Some low areas of the trail system have been filled and improvements have been made to the parking lot area.

 
The trails at Gartzke Flowage are always open, so you will not see a "trails closed" announcement. 

Antigo Bike and Ski Club volunteers maintain the facilities year-round.  All donations are appreciated to help the Club maintain and make improvements on the property, owned by Langlade County. Donations can be mailed to Becky Frisch, Treasurer, 711 E. 8th Ave, Antigo, WI 54409.

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. Depending upon rain, the cedar swamp conditions will normally be easily hiked/biked in the summer.  Several spring seeps dot the landscape and add to the natural beauty of the area. Trails are great for hikers in the spring, summer, and fall, while in the winter, the trails are used for snowshoeing or cross country skiing. 
 
Location:
W6379 Fifth Ave
Antigo, WI 54409

The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property east of Antigo off 5th Avenue Road.
Length:
5.5 miles in length and has a variety of trails for all abilities.

Gartzke Flowage Recreation Map

Hunting Walking Trails
Date of Report: August 11, 2022
Hunting Walking Trails is open. The trails are not groomed and leveled walking trails. 
 
Hunter Walking Trails has 24-miles of primarily forest roads that have been widened, mowed, and maintained annually.  The area is primarily aspen forests with intermixed hardwood ridges and swamps. This block of county forest is focused on creating an ideal habitat for whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, American woodcock, and other "young forest" wildlife species.  Accessible off of County Highway T, Jack Lake Firelane, Camp 23 Road, and Stevens Springs Grade.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail - Langlade County Segments
Date of Report: July 15, 2022
All five Ice Age Trail segments in Langlade County are open for hiking or snowshoeing. Due to situations beyond the control of the Langlade County Ice Age Trail Chapter, conditions are constantly changing. All segments in the county are open but vary in conditions. Winter does affect the availability of trailhead parking areas due to the lack of regular snow removal. For more information, please contact the chapter.

Kettlebowl Segment:  The new trail head is closer to a county-owned parking lot, which extended the trail a third of a mile. The lot accessible by a short road walk via Sherry Road offers safe and legal parking spaces for hiker vehicles. From Sherry Road north to the Kettlebowl Ski Hill at Highway 52, brushing and markings were refreshed where needed. Caution is advised when visiting Big Stone Hole, a unique glacial feature, as it is just off the trail but access is unimproved.

Lumbercamp Segment: A logging operation was recently re-activated, which includes eight acres of clear cut, and affects a half mile of the segment just west of Baker Lake. Hikers should be alert to falling timber or equipment movement on a portion of the steep, boulder strewn trail, where the logging is occurring. Caution is recommended in the Peters Marsh area, as a logging operation is active. A deep pool of water makes parking at the north end of Hill Road inaccessible.

Summit Moraine Segment: The segment utilizes a part of the popular Jack Lake Cross Country Ski Area. Salvage logging occurred recently on the segment east and west of Pence Lake Road. Caution should be exercised in these areas. The entire segment was checked with mowing, brushing, and markings refreshed. The bog walk at Game Lake may not be safely passable due to varying lake levels.

Highland Lakes Segment: Trail markings and gates were installed on this stretch, and brushing, refresher markings, and directional arrows at critical intersections were completed.

Parrish Hills Segment: Volunteers have installed trail marking in a clearcut of a 44-acre pine plantation at County Highway H. Brushing and refreshing of trail markings, along with mowing, were completed this summer.

For a more in-depth report, go to the Langlade County Ice Age Trail Chapter's website by clicking here.

 
Langlade County boasts 50 miles of the thousand-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, divided into five segments:  9.5 miles Kettlebowl, 12 miles Lumbercamp, 12 miles Summit Moraine, 8 miles Highland Lakes and 12 miles Parrish Hills.

Interactive Ice Age National Scenic Trail Map
Ice Age National Scenic Trail Map
 

Jack Lake Trail at Veteran's Memorial Park
Date of Report: October 22, 2022
Good progress has been made on leaf-blowing and brush-clearing, and the trail is largely usable.

Jack Lake Trail at 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.

Moccasin Lake Hiking Trails
Date of Report: October 26, 2022

The grass was cut on the Moccasin Ski Trail in July.  Both the ski and snowshoe trail are in good shape for hiking.  The trail is covered with leaves. 
 
The south end of the Moccasin Snowshoe Trail (Junction E to F) on the west side of Pine Lake Road is still blocked due to large fallen trees.  Logging of this area may start along with the northeast portion of the ski trail still.   

The trails at Moccasin Lake are always open, so you will not see a "trails closed" announcement. 

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 that 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:
8.9 miles in length and offers a variety of trails for all abilities.

Moccasin Lake Trail Map

Noboken School Forest
The Noboken School Forest is a 168-acre site that is open to the public. Noboken School Forest has several different habitat types including a tamarack swamp, a small pond, and a 27-acre lake, Noboken Lake.  

Location:
Noboken School Forest is located 12-miles north of Antigo off of State Hwy. 45 on County Highway J to the east (the road that goes to Jake Lake/Veterans Memorial Park). Travel 1⁄2 mile on Hwy J and turn right at the gated logging road (about 1⁄4 mile after the power lines). There is a sign at the gate that says, “Antigo School Forest Education Shelter”. Follow the logging road to the shelter. 

Length:
2.42 miles in length

Noboken School Forest Trail Map

Springbrook Trail
Date of Report:  August 11, 2022
All the Springbrook Trail is cleared.

The City of Antigo has a walking trail. This two-plus-mile trail is 10-foot-wide and is constructed out of a combination of asphalt, boardwalk, and wood-chip paths along Antigo Lake and Spring Brook before meandering through forests. The trail has 420' of low-level boardwalk and 1,800 of raised boardwalk along Spring Brook waterway.  There are four overlooks and two bridges constructed with funds and labor provided by Inland Lakes, the City of Antigo, and the Antigo Rotary Club.  The Springbrook Trail is cleared during the winter, so take advantage of the paved trail to walk, run, and enjoy our community. 

Location:
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. 
Length:
2.5 miles of paved trail and just over 1 mile of rough trail

Springbrook Trail Map
Click here to view trail amenities.

Wolf River State Trail
Date of Report: August 11, 2022
The Wolf River State Trail is open and the trails are in good condition.

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.
Kayaking/Rafting
Wolf River Report
Find out water levels here for the Wolf River in Langlade County.

Section 3


Section 4
Cycling/Mountain Biking
Antigo Single Track Mountain Bike Trail
Date of Report:  November 4, 2022

The Antigo Single Track Mountain Bike trail located by the City and Town of Antigo mulch piles south of town are all leaf blown and ready to ride, run or walk.
 

You will enjoy five loops of rolling hills and beautiful scenery. Close to shopping, food, and additional recreational opportunities.
Location: N1985 Dump Road (a little south of Antigo). Trailhead is located right before the entrance to the old city dump.
Length: 3.5 miles in length

Antigo Single Track Mountain Bike Trail Map

Antigo Springbrook Trail
Spring/Summer Report: The Springbrook Trail in Antigo is in good condition.  The City of Antigo also has an on-road Bike Route that is in good condition.

The City of Antigo has a new 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.

Antigo Walking/Biking Trail Map

Gartzke Flowage Recreation Area
Date of Report: August 11, 2022
The Gartzke Flowage trails are in great shape for mountain biking.  Volunteers have done some mowing. The cedar loop on the south side of the flowage and the trails directly adjacent to the flowage on the north side have muddy spots.  Some low areas of the trail system have been filled and improvements have been made to the parking lot area.

The trails at Gartzke Flowage are always open, so you will not see a "trails closed" announcement. 

Antigo Bike and Ski Club volunteers maintain the facilities year-round.  All donations are appreciated to help the Club maintain and make improvements on the property, owned by Langlade County. Donations can be mailed to Becky Frisch, Treasurer, 711 E. 8th Ave, Antigo, WI 54409.

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. Depending upon rain, the cedar swamp conditions will normally be easily hiked/biked in the summer.  Several spring seeps dot the landscape and add to the natural beauty of the area. Trails are great for mountain/ fat tire bikers in the spring, summer and fall. Fat tire bikes are not allowed on the trail in the winter.

Location:
W6379 Fifth Ave
Antigo, WI 54409

The trail is located entirely on Langlade County property east of Antigo off 5th Avenue Road.
Length:
5.5 miles in length and has a variety of trails for all abilities.

Gartzke Flowage Recreation Map
 

Jack Lake Mountain Bike Trail in Veteran's Memorial Park
Mountain Bike/Fat Tire Biking Report:  October 22, 2022

Jack Lake Mountain Bike Trails were leaf-blowing on Saturday, October 22, 2022.
 
Veteran's Memorial Park offers 12-miles of fast and flowing single and double-track mountain biking trails. Whether you're a first-time biker or a 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:
​Veteran's Memorial Park/Jack Lake
N8375 Park Road
Deerbrook, WI 54424

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.
Length:
The trail is 10.1 miles in length.

Jack Lake Mountain Bike Trail Map

Moccasin Lake Trail
Date of Report: October 26, 2022
The grass was cut on the Moccasin Ski Trail in July.  Both the ski and snowshoe trails are in good shape for hiking.  The trail is covered with leaves. 
 
The south end of the Moccasin Snowshoe Trail (Junction E to F) on the west side of Pine Lake Road is still blocked due to large fallen trees.  Logging of this area may start along with the northeast portion of the ski trail still.   


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 that 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.

Moccasin Lake Trail Map

Nicolet Roche Bike Trail
Date of Report: August 11, 2022
The Nicolet Roche Mountain Bike Trail is open.  The Nicolet Roche Mountain Bike Trail is in great shape and riding well.  The North segment between Van Alstine Road and Hwy 64 was leaf blown and weed whacked.  On some trail segments, berry brush and grass may start to encroach on the trail. This occurs when the tree canopy is thin, especially in the blowdown areas. LAMBA volunteers will go through the trail to cut back any berry brush and small tree limbs encroaching on the trail and also mow down any grasses and weeds growing into the trail. 

Map and trail information is on the kiosks by the Boulder Lake trailhead and the Hwy 64 trail access just east of Langlade. The new kiosk at the Hwy 64 location has a large-scale map and trail information. All new trail map boards have also been installed at various trail junctions. 

The challenging Nicolet Roche Mountain Bike Trail, located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, is a single-track trail that incorporates natural features 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:
14 miles total with 13 miles of single-track.

Nicolet Roche Bike Trail Map

Wolf River State Mountain Bike Trail
Date of Report: August 11, 2022
The Wolf River State Trail is open.

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 the tread is more suitable for mountain or gravel bicycles. 

Location:
Parking is available in downtown White Lake along Highway M/Lake Street near the intersection with Maple Street.
Length:
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 with 33.4 total miles of trail from White Lake to Lake Metonga in Forest County. For more information on the Wolf River State Trail, click here.
Fall Color Viewing
Fall Color Report
Langlade County's leaves are well past peak, but it was beautiful while it lasted! See you next year!