Oct 22

Governor Walker announces new Rustic Road designated in Forest county

Rustic Road 118 (R-118), a 26.3-mile paved and gravel route located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, begins at the intersection of WIS 32 and County C in the historic logging town of Wabeno and loops on Bay Shore, Camp 1, Kuffner, and Indian Market Roads.

The Knowles Creek Impoundment and Interpretive Trail, accessible from County C, is a popular place to view wildlife including owls, hawks, eagles, loons, and waterfowl. R-118 is a popular destination to view fall colors since it’s heavily wooded with maples, oaks, pine and popple. The Nicolet State Trail also is accessible from Wabeno.

Wisconsin’s Rustic Roads Program was started more than 40 years ago to preserve scenic, lightly-traveled country roads for the leisurely enjoyment of hikers, bicyclists and motorists. Rustic Roads range from under two miles to 37 miles in length and have a maximum speed limit of 45 miles per hour. Unique brown and yellow signs mark the routes of all officially designated Rustic Roads. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) oversees the Rustic Roads program; however, the roads remain under local government jurisdiction.

For more information on the Rustic Roads program, including the new Rustic Roads interactive guide, visit wisconsindot.gov/rusticroads.

For more information, contact:
Jane Carrola, WisDOT Rustic Roads coordinator
(608) 266-0649, jane.carrola@dot.wi.gov

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