ATV and UTV trails across Vilas County, including all state-funded trails, "troutes" and routes will open Friday, May 13, at 8 a.m.

"The Landover ATV/UTV Club, St. Germain ATV/UTV Club and Lakeland ATV Club, sponsors and operators of the existing trails, have put in many volunteered hours of brushing, signing and trail work to confirm the safe opening of the ATV/UTV trails May 13," said Todd Bierman, Vilas County Parks and Recreation supervisor. "Thank them for their efforts and patronize their business sponsors."

Club maps are available at many area businesses and riders can check out the Vilas County MapIt app at

Bierman asked the public to be aware that the new Highline Trail on the St. Germain Trail System is not open at this time. Riders should stay off of this trail until it is ready for ATV/UTV traffic.

Riders are asked to stay on trails marked as ATV/UTV trails or routes and follow the speed limits, as future development of additional trails depends on it, he said.

To check on what roads are open to ATV/UTV travel, riders should contact the individual town or local chamber of commerce.

Off-highway motorcycle trails also will open Thursday, May 12, at 9 a.m.

For more information, call Bierman at (715) 479-5160.