Iron County Forestry & Parks

607 3rd Ave N ~ Suite 2

Hurley, WI  54534

office (715)561-2697

fax  (715)561-4801


Iron County Forestry and Parks


 Trail Update:

The Iron County snowmobile and winter ATV trails are OPEN.

​Early season conditions exist.  Keep off lakes and flowages as the ice is still not safe.  Be cautious of open water or slush as some swamps and wet areas may also not be completely frozen. Also, active timber harvesting and hauling is occurring throughout the County Forest.  Please be cautious when traveling through these areas. Check the Hurley and Mercer Chambers for up to date trail condition reports.​​  

SAXON HARBOR The west boat launch is CLOSED for the season.  The north parking area is available for parking and access the beach to the west.  Restrooms in the pavilion are now CLOSED for the season.

The rest of Saxon Harbor is CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to the July 11, 2016 storm.



Iron County is located in far northern Wisconsin bordering Lake Superior, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Ashland, Vilas and Price Counties.  The third largest County Forest in the State of Wisconsin, Iron County offers plenty of recreational opportunities from hunting and fishing, to ATVing and snowmobiling, to camping, hiking and cross country skiing.  The Iron County Forestry Department is responsible for managing 174,317 acres of County Forest.

Current Events


​​​​For the most up to date trail information go to the

Hurley Chamber of Commerce or Mercer Chamber of Commerce website.​​