Flooding updates

Damage caused by recent heavy rain fall. Damage to a trail from flooding in 2018

Parts of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest sustained damages from strong thunderstorms including heavy rain June 15-17, 2018. 

The storm event damaged several roads and trails on the forest. Since the storm, the Forest, along with its partners, has worked diligently to restore access and repair roads that were damaged. To date, three roads as well as portions of five other roads remain closed due to the extent of damage they received.

The Forest is working with the U.S. Department of Federal Highway Administration’s Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division to complete damage survey reports and negotiate the permanent repairs of roads for the roads that were damaged in June.

A Road and Trail Closure is in place listing the roads and trails that are closed due to storm damage until further notice. The closure order and associated map will be updated as emegency repairs are made and roads and trails are once again safe for traveling. *Note the closure order and map were updated 12/06/2018.

The following non-motorized trails remain closed in the Rainbow Lakes Wilderness:

A reroute is in place for hikers to use that can be found by clicking here.

For more information call the Washburn Ranger District at 715-373-2667.

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