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Gartzke Flowage Recreation Area

The Gartzke Flowage Recreation Area
is located 10 miles east of Antigo, WI. The interesting topography and hydrology of the Gartzke Flowage area make for a beautiful adventure while on the trails! The area is surrounded by county-owned lands that traverse you through Norway Pine, upland hardwoods, cedar swamps and spring seeps! Amenities and recreation opportunities include:

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Warming shelter
  • Vaulted restrooms
  • Wildlife Viewing/Photography
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Wildlife Viewing/Photography
  • Vaulted restrooms
The Gartzke Flowage trail is about 6.5 miles long with various loops for all abilities. The ski trails are groomed for classical and freestyle cross country skiing. The trails will take you through diverse topography such as high ridges, plateaus that drop sharply and gradual basins. The flowage flows directly through the area but is connected by a unique 70 foot wooden bridge! 

This trail is free of charge as a service to the public and solely funded by your donations. Please consider donating to keep this trail system up and running; a donation box is available at the trailhead. The maintenance and grooming efforts are done completely by volunteers from the Antigo Bike and Ski Club, follow their Facebook page for more information and updates!

Click here to download a trail map and brochure!

Click here for an updated trail condition report!

More about Gartzke Flowage
Size: 7 acres
Max. Depth: 9 feet
Fish Species: Trout
Waterbody Type: Spring flowage

Enjoy the Langlade County Forest and please always respect the land; no littering or harassing wildlife!