ATV and UTV Trails in Wisconsin


Explore one of the most expansive systems of ATV and UTV trails in WisconATV next to the Ash Cabinsin. Bring your own ATV or UTV right up to your cabin or campsite; hit the ATV trails directly from the ranch. Explore a scenic ride to the Wisconsin-Michigan border, wooded forest trails through the Lakewood and Crivitz areas, and over to the Woodland Trails in Marinette County, Wisconsin.  Once you’ve explored the ATV and UTV trails, don’t miss the play area, a chance to get muddy and dirty, and just have fun. Come back to enjoy a comfortable evening here at the ranch.

Large Maps and printable maps may be obtained from the Dusty Trails ATV website  View Large Map  Printable Map

The ATV/UTV trails season in runs from May 1 – October 31 in Oconto County, Wisconsin. The Nicolet Trail is approximately 90 miles long; ATV trails to the east take you through the Woodland Trails in Marinette County, Wisconsin and forest trails through the Crooked Lake area. Both Lakewood and Townsend allow ATV’s to explore and run on town roads. The Nicolet Trail to the north extends to the Michigan – Wisconsin border and beyond. The UTV’s have been a pilot project in the state. Although UTV’s are not allowed on all trails in, they have a nice run in Oconto County, Wisconsin and do extend to the Woodland Trails in Marinette County, Wisconisn.

NEW: ATV-UTV Rentals are now available through Powersports

There have been UTV changes in the law that go into effect July 1, 2012. The new law requires all UTV’s operating in Wisconsin to be registered or display a trail pass whether on public or private land. UTV’s and ATV’s must display a license plate as of July 1, 2012. With the new law changes, UTV’s are generally allowed to operate on ATV routes and trails.

A call came in today asking about specifications  for UTV’s on trails. They are “a motor driven device that does not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards; is NOT a golf cart, low-speed vehicle, dune buggy, mini-truck, or tracked vehicle. It is designed to be used primarily off of a highway, and is originally manufactured with the following:

  • net weight less than 2,000 #’s
  • four or more low pressure tires
  • cargo box
  • steering wheel
  • tail light
  • brake light
  • two headlights
  • max width of 65 inches
  • non-straddled seats for at least 2 people
  • seat belts
  • roll bar or similar device

For more information about regulations and licensing; contact: Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707 or visit their website at

Look forward to having our UTV friends visiting Spur of the Moment Ranch for their UTV adventure.

Effective 7/1/2012 UTV and ATV registrations in Wisconsin will require owners to display the 2 side decals furnished by the DNR, with the addition of a rear plate which is the responsibility of the owner. The plate needs to be white with a  minimum of 4 inches in height, by 7  1/2 inches wide. The lettering needs to be black with a minimum of 1 1/2 inches in height; 3/16 inch stroke. The only thing that needs to be on the plate is the 4 registration numbers and two letters that follow. The owner is responsible for maintaining the plate in a legible condition; plates need to be attached to the rear of the vehicle. Plates can be made or purchased. WATVA has plate suppliers listed on the WATVA website; the link is

The UTV registrations in Wisconsin will become permanent 7/1/21012. They will have a new decal. UTV public registratio will be $30 for 2 years. UTV out of state visitors will be able to purchase non-resident trail passes. UTV’s will be included in the ATV snowplowing law. There will be maximum passenger and seating requirements; there will be a definition of a UTV. As with the ATV’s, you can find more information on the WATVA website.


ATV Trails Open May 1!

May 1 – September 28, 2013 – The Crooked Trails ATV Club and the Dusty Trails ATV Club have joined forces  for the 5th Annual Summer Long Poker Run. Books may be obtained at participating businesses, with more infomation to follow The entrance fee for the season long run is $5; Spur of the Moment Ranch will be a participating business. There will be a Poker Run Finale with food, raffles, music and fun on September 28th. The top 10 hands will pay out; a special drawing will be held for those getting the entire book stamped.

May 4-June 15, 2013 – Dusty Trails ATV Club is sponsoring a Treasure Hunt. Again, registration will be $5; additional information will be available soon the Dusty Trails website . The Scavenger Hunt will conclude during the Spring Poker Run Party on June 15 at Suring Park in Suring, WI.

June 1-2, 2013 -This spring the state of Wisconsin is offering a trail pass free weekend June 1-2, 2013 for everyone and explore the ATV/UTV trails. Bring up your machine, we would love to have you up in Oconto County Wisconsin to enjoy the free trail pass weekend, June 1-2, 2013.

August 31, 2013 – The Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club sponsor the 7th Annual Corn Roast & ATV/UTV Parade which forms at the Townsend Shell Station at 10:00 AM and goes north to Barb’s Valley Inn (bar with the snowmobile & ATV on the roof). There will be food, music, meat raffles, and sweet corn at the parade destination.

Get ready, get set, soon it will be time to go ATVing in Oconto County Wisconsin! The trails in Oconto County open May 1; ATV trails in the area provide a full range of ATVing fun with our 90 mile Nicolet Trail that goes through many towns along the way. Stop in Gillett, Wisconsin for a great a piece of pie at OJ’s on main street. Next stop, head on up the trail through Mountain, Wisconsin perhaps a refueling stop or ice cream at Scoop’s.  A little further on perhaps a stop in Lakewood, Wisconsin with a visit to Sweet Memories to stock up on the sweet treats that you remember from your childhood. On the Nicolet Trail you can ATV all the way up to the Michigan State Line.

Feeling more adventuresome, head off on the wooded trails east of Mountain for more ATV riding fun. Our ATV trails now connect to the Woodland Trail system in Mariette County, Wisconsin and also Forrest County, Wisconsin providing miles and miles of ATV riding fun. Check out the play area, a highlight for those ATV enthusiasts who like to get down and dirty muddy with their machine. When your all done for the day, come on back to Spur of the Moment Ranch in Mountain, Wisconsin to relax; enjoy; cook out, and bonfire with friends under our starlit evening sky. The ranch offers a variety of lodging options: camping in your toy hauler; camping in one of rustic camping cabins; or enjoy a luxurious log full-housekeeping cabin. Make your reservations now!