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Winter Recreation

Flambeau River State Forest

Cross-country skiing

The Flambeau River State Forest has 14 miles of cross-country ski trails groomed for both skate and classic skiing providing opportunities for a variety of skill levels. Access to the ski trail in the north is located on Highway 70 and County Road W to the south. A self-registration station is also located at the trailhead. Other trails on the property are open to skiing but are not groomed.

A trail pass is required for all skiers 16 years of age and older. Please see the DNR’s current conditions or Travel Wisconsin’s skiing and snowboarding [exit DNR], and snow conditions [exit DNR] listings for updated trail conditions.


The forest contains 55 miles of snowmobile trails which provide access to the Tuscobia State Trail and the Sawyer County trail system to the north and the Price and Rusk county trail systems to the south.

Wisconsin law requires those who use Wisconsin snowmobile trails to display either a Wisconsin registration or a snowmobile trail pass.

Day parking is available for vehicles with trailers at the Flambeau Hills trailhead and Dix Dox. A vehicle admission sticker is not required. Parking lots for the state forest trail system are plowed after each major snowfall.

Please see Travel Wisconsin’s snowmobiling [exit DNR] list for updated trail conditions.