Check Road Closures Before You Go

Recent floods have effected the forest and below are the updates.

Parts of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest sustained damages from storm events in July 2016, June 2018 and July 2019.

A windstorm on July 19, 2019, caused significant damage to the Lakewood-Laona Ranger District specifically National Forest System lands in Oconto County. To learn more visit the 2019 Chequamegon-Nicolet Storm Page.

The 2016 and 2018 storms brought heavy rains that caused flash-flooding damaging roads and trails on the Great Divide and Washburn Ranger Districts in Ashland, Bayfield and Sawyer counties.There has been a lot of construction happening throughout the summer to complete permanent repairs from the 2016 and 2018 flood events.

For the latest list of construction happenings - please click here. Updated October 18, 2019.  

Closed Roads and Recreation Sites on National Forest System Lands – Updated December 6, 2018

Great Divide Ranger District: (click here for map)

Roads Closed:

Forest Road 194 (Snake Trail Road) a portion is closed, please refer to map
Forest Road 199 (Morgan Falls Road) a portion is closed, please refer to map
Forest Road 371 (Deer Lick Lake Road) a portion is closed, please refer to map
Forest Road 377 (Pre-emption Creek Road) a portion is closed, please refer to map
Forest Road 383 (Indian Lake Road/Snake Trail Road) a portion is closed, please refer to map

Motorized Trails Closed:

Snowmobile Trail 25 (reroute in place)  

Washburn Ranger District: (click here for map)

Roads Closed:

Forest Road 224 (Star Lake Road) - a portion is closed, please refer to map
Forest Road 227 (Rocky Run Road) - a portion is closed, please refer to map
Forest Road 394 (Pigeon Lake Road) - a portion is closed, please refer to map
Forest Road 404 (Burgson Road) – a portion is closed, please refer to map
Forest Road 425 - a portion is closed, please refer to map
Forest Road 426
Forest Road 515426
Warner Road

Non-Motorized Trails Closed:

The following trails in the Rainbow Lakes Wilderness:

  • Anderson Grade
  • Tower Lake Trail
  • North Country Trail – a portion is closed, please refer to map




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