Outdoor Recreation Plan
Vilas County Forestry, Recreation, & Land Department is working with North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to update its Outdoor Recreation Plan for 2014-2019.
The new five-year outdoor recreation plan will be used to identify new projects for development, as well as which local government parks, county parks, or county forest segments need to add additional recreation facilities (like trails, buildings, boat landings, or camp sites). The plan enables Vilas County Forestry Department, and all municipalities within the county, to be eligible for competitive federal and state outdoor recreation grant money. Non-profit conservation organizations (NCOs) are eligible to participate in the Knowles–Nelson Stewardship Program too. NCOs may adopt or carry out recommendations from this county outdoor recreation plan or use their land management plans that are required for participation in the stewardship programs.
This plan assesses the existing recreation system in Vilas County, identifies recreation needs based upon public input and recreation standards, sets forth goals and objectives to be used as guidelines in formulating outdoor recreation improvements, and establishes recommendations for improving the recreation system over the next five years. Submission of this report to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources establishes eligibility for the County and local governments to apply for a variety of Federal and State Aids. Non-profit groups, foundations, and the general public may also use this document to coordinate their own private efforts for developing outdoor recreation facilities.
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|Vilas County Outdoor Recreation Plan 2014-2019 800 KB|
Revised & Adopted plan with March 2015 Committee revisions.
Download maps & attachments below.
|1 - Countywide Recreational Facilities 1.45 MB|
|2 - Countywide Bike/Ped Route and Trail Plan 2.17 MB|
|3 - Vilas County Forest 420 KB|
|4 - Forest Units (White Squaw & Snipe Lake Units) 685 KB|
|5 - Forest Units (Pioneer Creek, Mud Minnow, & Langley Lake Units) 675 KB|
|6 - Forest Units (Decker Lake, Torch Lake, Heart Lake, Muskrat Creek, & Ski Hill Units) 460 KB|
|7 - City of Eagle River 250 KB|
|A - Park Design and Location Criteria 40 KB|
|B - Facility Development Standards 20 KB|
|C - Federal and State Outdoor Recreation Funding Programs 115 KB|
|D - Wisconsin SCORP 2011-2016 Summary 400 KB|
|E - Online Survey and Summarized Results 330 KB|
|F - Town Survey and Summarized Results 100 KB|
|G - Map of Trout Streams in Vilas County 1.52 MB|
|H - Northern Highland American Legion (NHAL) State Forest Maps 790 KB|
|I - Lakeland Discovery Center Maps 1.06 MB|
|J - Public Hearing Poster and Letter 400 KB|
|K - Great Headwaters Trails System Segments Map 650 KB|