CAMBA has been fortunate to have had an extensive public land base on which to develop its trails. Generous access to these lands has, in fact, been our greatest asset for, without access there would be no trails.

With over a million acres on which to site our trails we have also enjoyed understanding and cooperative relationships with the agencies that manage these lands: the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Bayfield County Forest and Sawyer County Forest. In addition, we enjoy the cooperation of several private landowners who graciously allow CAMBA to cross their land.

Not only do these lands offer great places to mountain bike, they are open to recreation of almost all kinds. The majority of these lands are also working forests, with active timber management and a wood products industry.


Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is a special place in the northern woodlands of Wisconsin that affords a genuine opportunity to enjoy the wild and scenic wonders of its diverse landscapes. Characterized by gently rolling terrain, this sparsely populated rural region offers a unique opportunity to “get away from it all.” Its tradition of low visitor use invites a feeling of seclusion; a place to escape from the congested metropolitan cities of the Midwest to rest, reflect, and revive weary spirits. The Chequamegon leaves an impression of tranquility and inner peace.

More information about campgrounds, trails, and other recreational activities can be obtained by contacting:

Forest Supervisor Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
1170 4th Avenue South
Park Fall, WI 54552

Great Divide Ranger District
Hayward Office
10650 Nyman Avenue
Hayward, WI 54843

Glidden Office
22223 Highway 13
Glidden, WI 54527

Washburn Ranger District
113 E. Bayfield St.
Washburn, WI 54891


Bayfield County Forest

The Bayfield County Forest is comprised of nearly 172,000 acres of land. The Forestry and Parks Department is responsible for the management of the county forest, county parks and campgrounds, and state-funded snowmobile and ATV trails. For detailed information about the county forest access management plan, visit:

For more information:

Bayfield County Forestry & Parks Department
117 E. Fifth St.
P.O. Box 445
Washburn, WI 54891-0445


Sawyer County Forest

The Sawyer County Forest contains 114,000 acres in 7 blocks around the county. These blocks contain a variety of tree species in each and are managed for timber, game and non-game animals and recreation. These public lands are open to all. There are designated snowmobile, ATV, bicycle, hiking, ski and hunter walking trails available. The Forestry Department’s mission includes providing a broad range of sustainable recreational opportunities to foster the local tourism industry in order to serve the desires of the general public and to encourage healthy lifestyles for our citizens and also ensure the sustainability or enhance natural resources including soils, waterways, wetlands, groundwater, and a broad base of flora and fauna.

The Sawyer County Forest 15 Year Management Plan can be viewed at:

For more information:

Sawyer County Forestry Department
10610 Main Street
Suite 100
Hayward, WI54843