Jones Spring Area Trail

You are bound to see wildlife on this trail. Jones Spring is a 2,000 acre area managed for non-motorized use and offers several loops of hiking and groomed cross-country ski trails (for classic style skiing). The area features three lakes. Fanny Lake has five walk-in campsites on the shore. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring and box latrine. These sites are located about a mile from the trail. On an overlook between Upper and Lower Jones Lakes, you'll find an Adirondack-style shelter for a quick rest while skiing or a place to picnic when hiking. The trail traverses a variety of landscapes and forest types which also means a variety of wildlife. Look for the wood duck boxes which have been placed here to increase the wood duck population. Jones Spring Area is also managed as a wildlife area for hunting.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Due to damage from the 2019 windstorm, Jones Spring Area Trail and campsites are closed until further notice. 
Closest Towns: Townsend
Information Center: Lakewood - Laona District

General Information


From Townsend, take County Highway T southwest for 5 miles to Fanny Lake Road (FR 2938). Turn right and follow Fanny Lake Road west to parking area. Space is available for approximately 6 vehicles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

The area features roughly 11 miles of trails for hiking and skiing during the winter months.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

There are 11 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails at Jones Spring. These trails are groomed for classic skiing with weekly updates posted to the cross-country ski trail report.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult