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Harrison Hills ATV Trails

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Alt Names

Harrison Hills Trail, Lincoln County

Last Known StatusOpen

Open to ATVs, UTVs and street legal motorcycles, this area offers about 40 miles that sprawl over 100,000 acres of a lush hardwood forest. The trails are wide, smooth and long and connect to the nearby Parrish Highlands and Oneida County trail systems.

The main staging area is located off of Turtle Lake Road however there are five other staging areas to choose from. Trails are open to ATV use from May 1 through December 1 and ten days after the trails officially open for snowmobile use. Camping facilities can be found at nearby Otter Lake, Council Grounds State Park and Northforest Family Campground & RV Park.

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Nearest CityMerrill, WI
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From: Merrill, WI
1) Take US-51 north 10 miles
2) Turn right (east) County Road J, continue 5.6 miles
3) Turn left (north) on Turtle Lake Road, continue about 1 mile to staging area.


LandCounty Land


Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
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Permit RequiredYesWI ATV Permit
Dates OpenMay 1 - December 1
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (65 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedmotorcycles must be street legal and riders must be licensed
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted(maximum width 65 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areaspermitted alongside trail
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.


Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)


Contact InfoLincoln County Forestry, Land And Parks Department
801 N. Sales St., Suite 106
Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 539-1034
(715) 536-0327
Contact InfoMerrill Chamber of Commerce
705 North Center Ave.
Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-9474
(877) 907-2757
Contact InfoHarrison Hills ATV Club
P.O. Box 121
Merrill, WI 54452
Contact InfoWisconsin DNR
P.O. Box 78701
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0701
(888) 936-7463
CommentATV and UTV Permit Info


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Square Miles156
Miles Of Trail41
Climate TypeForest
Elevation1650 to 1800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis county land has almost all roads.All
ShadeThis county land has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (SW)Good Samaritan Health Center (715) 536-5511
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)Harrison
Diesel DieselMerrill, WI
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (N)Northforest Family Campground & RV Park (715) 453-2522
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Northforest Family Campground & RV Park (715) 453-2522
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NW)Birkensee Resort (715) 453-5103 **$20/fee between hours 3pm-7pm only**
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NW)Otter Lake Campground (715) 539-1034
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)Harrison Convenience Store (715) 453-6400
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (NW)Otter Lake Campground (715) 539-1034
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NW)Otter Lake Campground (715) 539-1034 **non-motorized use only**
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