Wood County opens new ATV/UTV trail campsites
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – On Sept. 18, Wood County announced the opening of 10 new campsites specifically designed for ATV/UTV trail riders. The announcement came at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Pittsville’s Dexter Park, three months after announcing 42 miles of new on-road routes and seven miles of off-road trails for UTV/ATV use in June.
The new campsites in Dexter Park are located just off the Pittsville-area trails and are designed specifically for ATV/UTV riders with room for off-loading equipment and easy access to trails. The new Wood County routes were strategically designed to connect to existing mainline routes and trails, thereby linking to adjacent counties. The goal is to bring new traffic, visitors, and dollars through the area.
A study from the County Highway and Planning Departments estimated the economic impact of the new trails and routes to be around $400 per rider from visitors to Wood County, according to Marshfield Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Matt McClean.