The Tuscobia State Trail

tuscobia_trailThe Tuscobia State trail is a refurbished 74-mile railroad grade once owned by the Chicago, Minneapolis, St Paul and Omaha Railway (The Omaha Road). Bought out by the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, this portion, called the Park Falls Line, once served as the lifeblood for the area through early logging, farming and settling.

During its peak, this line produced over 50 cars of logs per day well into the 1940’s and 1950’s. Extending from Tuscobia To Park Falls, Wisconsin, the trail is now owned by The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and was converted to a recreation trail, beginning in the early 1970’s.

Depending on the time of year, section of the trail and your particular interests, activities on the trail include ATV riding, snowmobiling, hiking, canoeing, fishing and bird watching. In Ojibwa, the Chippewa River is very close to the trail as is a very popular campground with camping, electricity, toilets, shelter, picnic tables and fire pits. For more information regarding the trail please visit: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/tuscobia/

 

atversThe Friends of the Tuscobia Trail came into existence in 2002 to preserve, protect and restore native ecosystems and to help to insure ethical and safe trail usage. Since their inception, they have been focused on developing facilities and resources along the trail.

The renovation of the Winter Railroad Depot into a Chamber Welcoming Center, Trailhead and Historical display is one such project.

For more information, brochures and resources of the trail, contact:

  • Winter Area Chamber of Commerce
    PO Box 245, Winter, WI 54896
    715.266.2204 or 800.762.7179
  • Friends of the Tuscobia Trail, Inc.
    PO Box 24, Winter, WI 54896
    715.266.2444
  • WI Dept. of Natural Resources
    5289 N. Cemetary Rd., Winter, WI 54896
    715.266.7032