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. 

Since the storm, the Forest has been working to complete emergency repairs to roads and trails damaged by the storms. As of June 26, 51 miles of road remained closed and a little more than three miles of motorized trails.

The Forest has issued a Road and Trail Closure 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 10/05/2018.

On the Washburn Ranger District the following motorized trails remain closed. All other trails are open. 

  • Trail 63 (Drummond Connector) 

The following non-motorized trails on the Washburn Ranger District remain closed in the Rainbow Lakes Wilderness:

  • Anderson Grade
  • Tower Lake Trail
  • North Country Trail (a portion is closed see map for details)

The Forest brought in a cross-cut saw crew from the Superior National Forest to beginning clearing trails in the wilderness.  A map showing the sections that are open as well as the reroute that is still in place can be found by clicking here.

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

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