Polk County Snowmobile & ATV Council is an alliance of all clubs in Polk County, Wisconsin.
This web site last update was on 8/3/2020
Polk County council meeting is at Balsam Lake groomer shed Thursday Aug 13th at 7 pm
Polk County Trails are CLOSED
New update as of 3/12/2020
Based upon advice from our Public Health Department the County Board Meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, is being postponed. Similarly, the State of Wisconsin Department of Health, Public Health Division has recommended that any meetings that have the potential for exceeding 250 total attendees should be avoided. Unity School District has also communicated the need to cancel and reschedule the Public Hearing on the Stower Seven Lakes Trail Master Plan that was previously set for Monday, March 16th, 2020 at the Unity School auditorium. This is based upon direction from the State Department of Health. Please keep in mind that these decisions are being made out of an abundance of caution. At the time of the drafting of this press release, no confirmed case of the Covid-19 virus have been identified in Polk County. The safety and security of our citizens, our staff and our elected and appointed officials is our central concern. We also know that the issues surrounding the Stower Trail and topics on the County Board Agenda are important to many citizens and we want to ensure that we hold these meetings at a time when everyone who wants to share their viewpoints feels safe and comfortable. Understanding that some citizens who would otherwise want to speak to important issues may decide to stay away. This decision to postpone meetings will help to ensure maximum input from the public. As soon as we have information regarding the potential reschedule dates/times, they will be communicated. We are extremely grateful for the hard work being done by County staff to keep everyone informed and safe. Please understand that this is a fluid issue and circumstances may change. Thank you for your concern and understanding during this time. Sincerely, Dean Johansen County Board Chair
Well winter is over as this was the longest snowmobile season we have had in many years.
I am still waiting for numbers from the survey but was told that we had 80 percent of the votes were in favor of the SA3 to allow snowmobiles and the EA2 options that will also allow horses on the trail!
Polk county Greatly Thanks you for your support!
We are moving forward with one last public input and writing the Master plan to be approved by the DNR.
This all takes some time and will keep you all posted as this moves forward.
See what we are dealing with?
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The purpose of the Council is to stimulate and advance the general welfare and safety of ATV and snowmobile riding. The Council is a means to inform and educate ATV and snowmobile owners of legislation, regulations and to direct and manage available funds for construction and maintenance of trails. Polk County currently maintains 350 miles of winter snowmobile trails. Clear, sign and groom snowmobile and ATV trails organize safety classes.
Be patient! Remember if it not a marked trail your TRESPASSING! Polk County sheriff patrol will be heavily out on snowmobiles this year and make sure you have trail passes and registration there are no more warnings! They are aware of the areas that people cut corners and make their own short cuts!
Please help us Spread the word!
Tell all your trail riding buddies about this web site and send them a link to us or book mark us to stay up to date.
Be safe out there and enjoy the 2020 winter season while it last!
ATV/UTV Report and trail status
The entire Gandy Dancer trail from St Croix Falls to Danbury is Now OPEN to ATV/UTV's winter use until the base get frozen
We ask that all users stay off any side trails and respect other trail users.
To ride on the county trails your ATV/UTV/Off-Road Motorcycle must be registered and licensed. An additional pass is required for out of state riders and is available at any DNR licensing station or online. Passes are $35 and are good from July 1 through June 30 of each year.
For more information on passes click here to view the dnr website:
STOWER SEVEN LAKES TRAIL:
The Stower Seven Lakes Trail remains CLOSED for For snowmobile and ATV/UTV use.
The Clear Lake to Turtle Lake Rail Trail has been renamed
To be called: (Saw Mill Trail)
The Cattail and saw mill will be OPEN to
Winter ATV & UTV usage
Keep checking back for updates
Announcement: Polk County Now has a New Park and Ride
area For snowmobile travelers.
Location is the Old Country Dam site approximately 10 mile east of St Croix Falls on Highway 8 (see Map)
The 2020 snowmobile season is over in