Recreational Vehicles

ATV, Boat, & Snowmobile

The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office, local law enforcement officers, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and federal agencies enforce laws involving recreational vehicles. Safety and education is the goal.

  • Stay on designated trails open to your sport. Not all snowmobile trails are open to ATVs, they cross private property and Federal Forest.
  • Bayfield County also has many non-motorized trails.
  • Please respect private property.
  • Don't drink and drive.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Slow down. Speed Kills.
  • Take a safety course.
  • Be familiar with the laws. ATV, boat, and snowmobile regulations are available at the Wisconsin DNR website.

Safety Courses

DNR Safety Courses are often times required for operation of boats, snowmobiles, and ATVs in Wisconsin.

Recreational VehicleAge Requirement for Safety Course
ATVAnyone born after December 31, 1987
BoatAnyone born after December 31, 1988
SnowmobileAnyone born after December 31, 1984