Turtle Lake Fall

Find Yourself in the Middle of it All

On the crossroads of US Highway 8 and US Highway 63, Turtle Lake is the natural choice.  With lovely hotels and all sorts of accommodations, Turtle Lake is the place to stay while you play. 

Hunting, fishing, ATV trails and scenic enjoyment last all year round.  For more information on hunting, fishing and ATV trails in our area, visit the WI Department of Natural Resources website, www.dnr.state.wi.us

The Cattail Trail runs for about 18 miles along the abandoned railroad bed from Amery to Almena and crosses right through Turtle Lake. A nice restroom facility and paved parking and loading zone is located at the junction of the Cattail and Northern Railroad Trails. Railway Park is just off the trail and to the west of the facility.  A picnic shelter and tables are available for the public. You will be able to find dining and other recreational opportunities not too far from the trail; lunch and evening specials are served daily.  The Northern Railroad Trail is now owned and managed by Barron County, accessed in Turtle Lake and runs for approximately 13 miles to Cumberland, allowing access to downtown Cumberland. The Cattail Trail and Northern Railroad Trail are Multi-Use Trails and we ask everyone to practice caution while utilizing these resources.

Since Turtle Lake lies in two counties, information for trails are available through the Barron County Trail Coordinator - (715) 637-4275 and the Polk County Parks Department - 715-485-9294. State Regulations and Guidelines are available through the WI DNR.

For more information, please visit the WDNR - All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) webpage.

Rustic Road 67 winds through Turtle Lake to the north. It is located in both Barron and Polk Counties, portions of Pine Street, 13 3/4 Avenue, West County Line Road and 16th Avenue, which form a loop from US 8 to US 63.

This paved Rustic Road travels for 4.6 miles and winds through woods and wetlands, along fields and forests, and around the edge of Skinaway Lake. This route provides a quiet, natural, picturesque adventure through the northwestern Wisconsin countryside.


Silver Creek Springs

Silver Creek Trails are located 10 miles South of Turtle Lake in our nearby 1200 acre, non-motorized, Barron County Forest - Silver Creek Unit, affectionately known by the locals as Mesenbring's, after it's namesake Mesenbring Ranch. 

In 2018, the trails became part of the CORBA trail system (Chippewa Off Road Bike Association), which is one of the largest bicycle user groups in Wisconsin.  We currently have eight miles of single-track and an additional 6 miles of access roads to ride and hike and snowshoe.  Trail maps can be found on the trail Facebook page and Silver Creek Spring's website.


website: https://www.silvercreeksprings.com/silvercreektrails

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silvercreektrails