St. Germain ATV Club

Our Mission is to build and maintain the best trail system in Vilas County.

St. Germain ATV Club News

Highline Trail Grand Opening!

The St. Germain ATV Club held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Highline Trail located south of Hwy70 and running east/west from Cty J to Cty O. The grand opening is the culmination of several years of work between Vilas and Oneida counties along with the DNR.

The grand opening was held on May 26, 2022 @ 1:00pm at the entrance of the trail on Cty J. Invitees included the following as well as all Club members:

  • Dave Kroll – Newbold Town Chairman
  • Tom Christensen – St. Germain Town Chairman
  • Penny Strom – St. Germain Chamber Director
  • Craig Dalton – DNR
  • Joe Fieweger – DNR
  • Todd Bierman – Vilas County Forestry
  • Jake Truitt – County Forestry
  • Darwin Lohse – Oneida County ATV/UTV Alliance
  • Jack Bourgeois – Vilas County ATV/UTV Alliance

Gary Penner said a few words thanking everyone who was involved in the development of this trail including Vilas County, the DNR and past/present Club members. He and Jeff Heeler (Trail Boss) did the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon to formally open the Highline Trail. Everyone seemed to enjoy the event complete with cookies to mark the occasion.

In addition, Gary noted that there is a new trail through St. Germain which connects the north and south sections of St. Germain. This is something the businesses have wanted for years and 2022 saw it happen.

Pork ‘n Ride – Saturday, June 4

Hey folks its almost time for the Pork ‘n Ride event in Presque Isle. The St. Germain ATV Club along with the Lake Tomahawk and Lakeland ATV/UTV Clubs are planning a multi-club ride from Lake Tomahawk to Presque Isle to show how ATV/UTV’s create a positive economic impact to Vilas County. If you would like to join us on this adventure, the schedule of departures and arrivals is as follows. A lot of thought and work went into planning this effort and we would like to thank all the clubs involved and, especially, Kirby Giampa for all his hard work!
Go enjoy free pulled pork sandwiches, $2.50 bottled beer, 50/50 raffle, music by Clyde (Elvis) Masten and show your support for the sport of ATV/UTVing!
Saturday, June 4, 2022 is the date!
0900 depart from Lake Tomahawk in the parking lot behind Korner Drive In at 7240 Brady Street leaving at 9:00am SHARP
0915 arrive at Lakeland Park/Ride in Arbor Vitae (on RT70 1.2 miles West of RT51)
0930 depart Arbor Vitae
1015 arrive in St. Germain at the Fern Ridge Park/Ride on Forest road 1/4 mile North of Juve
1030 depart St. Germain
1300 arrive in Presque Isle
1500 depart Presque Isle
1700 arrive St Germain
1730 arrive Arbor Vitae
1800 arrive Lake Tomahawk
Mile info
0 Lake Tomahawk
10.7 Arbor Vitae
24.7 St Germain Fern Ridge
41.9 Bauer’s Dam
44.2 County S and County K
53.1 County S and County B
75.9 Presque Isle
Distances (each way)
Lake Tom =76 miles
Arbor Vitae=65 miles
St Germain = 51 miles

County Roads Survey

Following is a map created from a January 2021 survey of counties with all county roads open to ATV/UTV traffic. Since this survey was conducted, even more county roads have opened up. Vilas County is way behind. Clubs and recreation officers encounter problems with riders because Vilas County is not the same as our surrounding counties and they are not aware of this difference.
 
The only way to change this is to talk with county officials and see what can be done to change Vilas County to open all county roads. Education and information are key to making this happen.

Upcoming Events

Meat Raffle

August 6, 2022

ATV Club Picnic

August 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Club Dinner Ride

July 21, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2021 Scavenger Stampede

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Join Our Club

Your membership to the St. Germain ATV Club helps promote an ongoing communication and cooperation with the Town, County and State government entities to gain permission to use public lands to build and maintain new trails. We strive to be the most progressive and best ATV club in the State of Wisconsin by addressing the needs, wants, and desires, of our member and business community.