Forest Roads

Oneida County Forest staff oversee the construction and maintenance of all County Forest roads. These roads may be constructed and/or maintained by the County, logging contractors, private contractors working under contract and direction of the County or by cooperative agreement with non-profit organizations. The specifications for road construction and maintenance will vary with the frequency, duration, and planned use of each road. Three major types of roads occur on the Forest: permanent primary roads; permanent secondary roads, and temporary roads


These roads are the primary roads accessing the County Forest. They are designed, constructed, and maintained for year-round use. These roads serve essential access corridors for multiple use management. Some of these roads are graveled and routinely graded. Vehicle use may be restricted at various times of the year to minimize physical damage to the road or to accommodate a groomed snowmobile trail.

These permanent primary roads will be maintained and remain open to public use for street legal vehicles unless signed as a snowmobile or ATV route. These roads are not signed (except for road names) and are not plowed by the County during winter. If these roads are used for access to private property or to timber sales the private property owner or the timber sale contractor is responsible for snow plowing.

Permanent Primary Forest Roads - Table 700-1
Enterprise T35N R9E 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10 7.09 Zimmer Rd.
Enterprise T35N R9E 7, 8, 17 2.89 Bowman Rd.
Enterprise T35N R9E 4, 9, 16, 17, 20, 19, 29 5.76 Camp Six Rd.
Enterprise T35N R9E 13, 14, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30 7.50 Shingle Mill Rd.
Enterprise T35N R9E 28, 33, 34 2.24 South Exit Rd.
Enterprise T35N R9E 14, 23, 24, 25 3.59 Bass Lk. Rd.
Nokomis T36N R6E 24, 25, 36 2.20 Cruisers's Rd.
Little Rice T36N R5E 20, 22, 28, 29 5.50 Rozell Rd.
TOTALS   36.77 MI  


These roads often serve a variety of uses including forest management, fire protection, and recreation. These roads are maintained as part of a permanent road system but are often narrower than permanent primary roads and are built and maintained to lower standards. Some of these roads are designed for use only when the ground is frozen or firm. Oneida County currently has no permanent secondary roads.


Many of the roads on the Forest fall into this classification. These roads are designed and constructed for short-term use for a specific project; often for timber harvest access. These roads are used only for a short duration and when the activity is done, the temporary road may be closed at the discretion of the Department and/or Committee. These roads are naturally or artificially revegetated and closed by use of earthen berms/bunkers or other physical barriers. Temporary roads on existing and past sales will be considered for closure. Reasons will include protection of perpetually wet soils, human safety, and prevention of illegal dumping.

The need for new temporary roads will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Road locations will be included in designing timber harvests. Consideration will be given to the objectives within each County Forest unit, existing road density, potential use, and soil type.

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