abc
QUICK LINKS:

Opening of Some Wisconsin Campgrounds, Trails Delayed

Updated: 04/25/2014 2:36 PM
Created: 04/25/2014 2:34 PM WDIO.com

RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) - Fans of the outdoors will have to wait a little longer before they can enjoy campgrounds and recreation trails in Wisconsin's Northwoods.

Ground conditions haven't dried enough at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. So officials are planning to keep recreation areas closed until at least mid-May.

Forestry officials say all trails will be closed until about May 22 due to the snow pack and wet conditions. However, trails on the Lakewood-Laona District could open on May 15 if conditions allow.

Trail and campground conditions will be assessed regularly. Updates will be posted to the forest's website.

The forest covers more than 1.5 million acres. The Chequamegon side spans Ashland, Bayfield, Price, Sawyer, Taylor and Vilas counties. The Nicolet side covers parts of Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida and Vilas counties.

___

Online:

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/cnnf/home

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Anderson Takes Top Spot in Tight Beargrease Finish

    After more than 300 miles on the trail, musher Ryan Anderson and his team clinched first place in the 31st annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. His team of 11 pulled into the finish line at Billy's Bar in Duluth just before 3 a.m. Wednesday. This is Anderson's second full-distance win. He won the marathon back in 2011 when he beat out musher Nathan Schroeder by just 20 seconds

  • Northland Company Accused of Age Discrimination

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against a large heating and plumbing contractor in northern Wisconsin and northern Minnesota.

  • Dayton Proposes Extra Cash for Sex Offender Program

    An additional $7.2 million in state funds may help make changes to Minnesota's controversial treatment program for sex offenders.

  • Permanent Deer Stands on State, County Land in Question

    Permanent deer hunting stands could be banned on state and county forest land over concerns about disputes between hunters and illegal cutting of trees.

  • Fleets Feeling Impact of Low Gas Prices

    An average American drives about 28 miles per day, meanwhile Custom Cab's taxi drivers said they drive 240 miles, so for the dozen or so cabs the company has, these low prices mean high savings.

 
Advertisement