Rib Lake Village Contact:

655 Pearl St, Rib Lake, WI 54470 | (715) 427-5404 | villagehall@riblakewisconsin.com

Attractions in Rib Lake Area

Public Lakes

Rib Lake – 320 acres, 2 public boat landings, 3 public docks wheel chair accessible, Bathrooms and playground at park; MAP
-Fish: Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye
-Activities: Fishing, Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking, Water skiing, Camping, ATV trail access, Snowmobile Trail access

Camp Eight Flowage – 13 acres, public boat landing, bathrooms
-Fish: Trout and panfish
-Activities: Fishing, Boating, Primitive Camping, Canoeing & Kayaking, Swimming, ATV trails

Chelsea Lake – 91 acres, public boat landing, public beach, bathrooms; MAP
-Fish: Bass, northern pike and panfish
-Activities: Fishing, Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking, Swimming

Miller Dam Flowage/Chequamegon Waters Flowage – 2366 acres, public boat landing
-Fish: Bass, northern pike and panfish
-Activities: Fishing, Boating, Primitive Camping, Canoeing & Kayaking, Swimming

Mondeaux Flowage – 411 acres, public boat landing, public beach, public park, bathrooms
-Fish: Bass, musky northern pike and panfish
-Activities: Fishing, Boating, Primitive Camping, Canoeing & Kayaking, Swimming

South Harper Lake – 72 acre, public boat landing, public beach, changing room, bathroom, no wake from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m
-Fish: Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Walleye.
-Activities: Fishing, Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking, Water skiing, Swimming

Spirit Lake – 137 acre lake, public boat landing, bathroom; MAP
-Fish: Musky, Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.
-Activities: Fishing, Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking, Water skiing, Camping

Stone Lake – 87 acres, public boat landing, one public land or park within 1000 feet of the lake (Spirit Park).
-Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike
-Activities: Fishing, Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking

Wellington Lake – 45 acres, public boat landing, public beach, bathroom
-Fish: Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.
-Activities: Fishing, Boating, Canoeing & Kayaking, Swimming

Wood Lake – non-motorized, 67-acre lake: public boat landing, public beach.
-Fish: Panfish and Largemouth Bass. The lake’s water clarity is low.
-Activities: Fishing, Boating, Primitive Camping, Hiking, Canoeing & Kayaking, bathrooms, playground, ATV trail access, Swimming

Hiking Trails

Ice Age Trail
Rib Lake is honored to be an Ice Age Trail Community. There is approximately 65 miles of Ice Age Trail winding through Taylor County. It enters Taylor County from the east at Tower Avenue in Lincoln County. The Wood Lake segment consists of 14.5 miles of trail, mainly footpath construction. Rib Lake segment offers beautiful hardwood forest trails for 4, 7, and 12 mile hikes during the spring, summer or fall. You may cross country ski or snowshoe sections in the winter. Enjoy hiking or skiing past many small lakes and historic logging camps.

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath — entirely within Wisconsin — that highlights these Ice Age landscape features while providing access to some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. The trail is located on private, USFS and county forest land with many trailheads throughout the county. More than 12,000 years ago, an immense flow of glacial ice sculpted a landscape of remarkable beauty across Wisconsin. As the colossal glacier retreated, it left behind a variety of unique landscape features. These Ice Age remnants are now considered among the world’s finest examples of how continental glaciation sculpts our planet.

Parking & Trail Access: Map: Access in and just north of Rib Lake. Ice Age Tail connects with Timm’s Hill National Trail. More Info


Gerstberger Pines Nature Trail
This is a 3/4 mile long nature trail winding through this county owned forest. The forest has many large diameter white pine, hemlock, red oak and maples. Some of the trees are in excess of 200 years old.

Parking and Trail Access: The trail is located south of Rib Lake on Turba Road. From Rib Lake take 102 east to CTH C and drive south one mile to Fawn Avenue. Drive 1/2 mile east on Fawn to Turba Road and the trailhead is 1/2 mile south on Turba Road.

Timm’s Hill National Trail
The Timm’s Hill Trail is a 10 mile non-motorized trail connecting the Ice Age Trail to Timm’s Hill, which is Wisconsin’s highest natural point. The elevation of Timm’s Hill is 1951.5 feet. The trail is open year round for hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Horses are allowed on the THT from May 1st to November 15th.
In the winter, the trail is groomed for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Skis or snowshoes are required on the groomed trail.

Parking and Trail Access: Map and More Info

Hiking Trails in Rib Lake
Fall Hikes

County Forests

County forests are managed to maximize your public recreational opportunities. Taylor county has 17, 583 acres and Price county has 92, 268 acres of land. The county forests alone offer amazing public land to explore within minutes from Rib Lake.

Here is a glimpse of the recreational opportunities available: campsites, beaches, boat landings, canoe portage routes, snowmobile trails, ATV trails, bike trails, horse trails, hiking trails, dogsled and snowshoe trails, cross-country ski trails, and hunting access. We hope to see you recreating, but please remember to help protect our resources and keep our forests clean. Detailed information such as maps, trail locations, hunting areas, fishing areas, camping sites, and even trail conditions are also available.

Parking and Access: Please visit our websites for current information: Taylor County and Price County

County Forests near Rib Lake

National Forests

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest covers more than 1.5 million acres of Wisconsin’s Northwoods. The Chequamegon side of the forest covers about 858,400 acres in Ashland, Bayfield, Sawyer, Price, Taylor and Vilas counties while the Nicolet side covers nearly 661,400 acres in Florence, Forest, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida and Vilas counties. You can gain access to Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest within miles of Rib Lake.

Hunting opportunities for big game, upland game birds, waterfowl and small game exist across the entire Forest. Fishing for trout or other game fish is available in any of our 600 fishable lakes or 1200 miles of fishable stream. Opportunities to encounter many rare species of fish, wildlife or plants abound. Bird watching, viewing fantastic fall colors and nature study experiences await those seeking to experience nature.

For those who enjoy camping and hiking experiences, visit one of our 51 campground or 800 miles of trail to hike and experience the north woods. For those that enjoy quiet places, the Forest contains five (5) designated wilderness areas and several semi-primitive non-motorized areas. Motorized recreation is also available to the public with approximately 300 miles of designated trail winding through the diverse landscape. All activities support local tourism to the communities of the North Woods.

Parking and Access: More Info

National Forests near Rib Lake

ATV & UTV Trails

Taylor County ATV Routes:
The road must be properly signed as an ATV/UTV route to be officially open. Please contact your local town officials with any questions concerning specific ATV/UTV ordinances. The laws may vary in each township. Trail access is available to lodging, restaurants and businesses.

Parking & Trail Access: Map | Routes & Trails

Price County ATV Routes:
The Price County region offers 5 trail systems for motorized vehicle enthusiasts to explore. Not all 5 trails systems are open to all types (ATV, UTV & Off-road motorcycles) of motorized vehicles. Open and closed dates vary by trail and route. Some of the trail systems allow direct access to food, lodging and services along routes that are public roads. While ATVs and UTVs are allowed on these routes/public roads when the route is properly signed, only street legal & licensed motorcycles are allowed on these routes. It is the responsibility of the rider to know and obey the law.

Parking & Trail Access: Map

Camp 8 ATV Trail System
This trail system is 15 miles of two-way trail on old logging roads around Camp 8 Flowage in Taylor Forest lands. Camp 8 offers rustic campsites on a 20 acre lake. Varied terrain includes hills, streams and marshy areas. Campsite area contains 6 rustic units, access to a hand pump well and a restroom facility. All ATV trails closed April 1-April 30 for spring breakup.

Parking & Trail Access: Map | Routes & Trails
Trailhead camping area is 6 miles east of Rib Lake. Ride the Camp 8 Trail from Rib Lake via Fawn Avenue. Drive to Camp 8 via Hwy 102 east to Wilderness Ave. At road ending fork, stay to the right (east/southeast).

Pine Line
The Pine Line is a rail-trail in Taylor and Price counties. The trail is 26.2 miles long running from Allman Street in Medford to Morner Road in Price County. The southern most three miles of the trail is surfaced with limestone screenings. The remainder of the trails is surfaced with crushed gravel. This trail is part of the winter snowmobile/ATV trail system. It is open to non-motorized use when not open to snowmobiles.

Parking & Trail Access: Map | Routes & Trails

Riding ATVs in Rib Lake
ATV Trails Rib Lake, WI

Snowmobile Trails

Taylor County Trails
Taylor County has over 300 miles of groomed snowmobile trails maintained by 11 local snowmobile clubs. Portions of the trails are open to ATVs. ATVs are not allowed on the trails when the temperature is above 28 degrees. From the trails you can access local lodging, services and restaurants along with recreational activities. Taylor County Up-to-Date Open/Closed Trail Info>

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Price County Trails
With 500 miles of meticulously groomed trails and fewer riders, Price County offers many unique ways to enjoy your snowmobile adventure in the Northwoods. Ride our trails this season and leave the crowds behind!
Opportunities include trails through the 800,000 acre Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, the Tuscobia State Trail from Park Falls to Rice Lake, the Pine Line Rail Trail from Prentice to Medford, including a side trip to the highest geographical point in Wisconsin – Timm’s Hill, and numerous connecting trails. Quality food, lodging and services are trailside making Price County the perfect snowmobile destination!

Parking & Trail Access: Map

Snowmobile Trails in Rib Lake

Horseback Riding Trails

Taylor County Horse Camp
Experience over 12 miles of marked trails within scenic Taylor County Forest lands. Trail riders and clubs are welcome here.

Parking & Trail Access: Directions: From Rib Lake, follow Hwy 102 east & north onto Bear Avenue, Follow Bear Ave to off-road parking area.

Pine Line Trail
True to its name, the Pine Line Trail cuts through magnificent stands of white pine on its way from Prentice to Medford. For more than 100 years, the corridor was used by the Wisconsin Central Railroad to ship large quantities of eastern white pine. The 26-mile trail maintains an unwavering north–south course. The northern portion of the trail begins in Prentice and traverses Taylor and Price counties.

Parking and Trail Access: Trail access and parking are available in Prentice on Morner Road between State Route 13 and Prentice Road. From downtown Prentice, take County Road A (Railroad Avenue) south. County Road A will veer right (west) and merge with SR 13. Traveling south on SR 13, take a left onto Morner Road. Before Morner Road intersects with Prentice Road, look for the trail on the right.

In Medford, the Allman Street trailhead has a parking lot and a connecting walking path called the East-West Riverwalk. There is a large sign with trail mileage information at the trailhead on Allman Street that points northward toward Prentice.

Parking is also available and easily accessible on municipal streets in Ogema, Westboro, Chelsea and Whittlesey.

County Forests
Also check out our county forests for horseback riding trail options: Taylor and Price

Horseback Riding Trails in WI

Skiing and Snowshoe Trails

Rib Lake Ski and Snowshoe Trails
The Rib Lake Ski & Snowshoe Club trail system consists of 30 km of trails that are groomed at a minimum weekly, and after each snowfall as necessary, to ensure a quality experience for diagonal skiing, skate skiing, and snowshoeing. The trail system is open for free, public use during the ski and snowshoe season, but donations are always appreciated. The season typically begins December 15 and ends in late March. Well-behaved pets are welcome on the trail system.

Parking and Trail Access: Maps & More info

Timm’s Hill Trail
The Timm’s Hill Trail is groomed for both classic and skate skiing. It’s groomed at minimum weekly and after each snowfall as necessary to ensure a quality skiing experience. From the south end, the first 3 miles of the trail start out fairly flat and are great for beginners and families. The next 7 miles get progressively hillier and offer more of a challenge for the intermediate to advanced skiers.

The Timm’s Hill Trail connects the Camp Forest Springs Trails and Rib Lake Ski & Snowshoe Trails to the High Point Ski Trails, creating over 70km of connected trails, offering some of the finest cross-country skiing in the mid-west.

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Perkinstown Ski & Snowshoe Trails
This trail system is located 14 miles west of Medford with a trailhead located on STH 64. A second trailhead is located at the Chippewa Campground Boat Landing. This is a two way multi recreational trail that is approximately 20 miles in length. There maybe a parking fee to park at USFS trail heads. The trails system is closed April 1st to April 30th. Summer trail maintenance is performed by the Taylor Made ATV Club.

Parking and Trail Access: Map

Cross Country Ski Trails
Snowshoe Trails in Rib Lake

Public Shooting Ranges

MRC Sportman’s Club
The MRC Sportsman’s Club has been hosting shooters since 1991, and is located eight miles South of Rib Lake, Wisconsin. MRC Sportsman’s Club offers a variety of shooting from Sporting Clays, 5-stand, Trap, Pistol, Small Bore Rifle to a Junior Marksman Program. We hope to see you out shooting at MRC.

Location: Roughly 8 miles south of Rib Lake at N6337 State Highway 13, Medford, WI 54451 – More info

Northwoods Archers
Northwoods Archers are proud to provide a safe place for archers and their families to enjoy archery in an outdoor setting. We invite you to explore the traditions of archery with Northwoods Archers today! We are located in North Central Wisconsin in Taylor County.

Location: Roughly 30 miles south of Rib Lake at N2314 Pirus Drive, Withee, WI 54498 More info

Pirus Range
The Pirus Shooting Range was constructed in cooperation with Taylor County Sportsmen Club and Taylor County Forestry & Recreation Department.

Location: In Taylor County at N2314 Pirus Drive, Withee, WI – More Info

Public Shooting Ranges near Rib Lake

Parks in Surrounding Area

Big Falls County Park & Campground
This scenic river-edge park is located along the South Fork of the Jump River. Flanked by tall white and red pine, the Jump River cascades around huge granite rocks and provides visitors with a wild river environment. The park’s facilities include a campground, picnic area, children’s play area, swimming area and hiking trails. Visit the park in the winter for spectacular scenery. Watch this slow motion footage of the river in the winter. More info

Timm’s Hill County Park
The highest point in the State of Wisconsin at an elevation of 1951.5 feet is located in southeastern Price County. There is a spectacular observation tower to take in the view. The park gate is open 7:30a.m. – 9:30p.m. approximately May thru October. Bass Lake is completely surrounded by park property, as well as half the shoreline on Timm’s Lake. The entire area is heavily forested with northern hardwoods and provides spectacular viewing during the fall color season.

Imenniteis include pavilions, fishing pier, boat landing, swimming beach, play ground, picnic tables, grills, bathrooms, ski trails, atv trails, snowmobile trails, parking, hiking trails. More info

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Big Falls County Park
Timms Hill Tower