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Lincoln County was created by the Wisconsin Legislature on March 4, 1874, with a population of 895, and land area of 2,750,000 acres. At that time Lincoln County included most of present day Oneida and Vilas Counties, as well as parts of present day Langlade, Taylor, Price and Iron Counties. Lincoln County reached its present size in 1885.

The early progress of Lincoln County is synonymous with the growth of the logging industry. The pines and virgin hardwood forests attracted loggers from far and wide. As operations grew, settlements sprang up bringing the need for stores and other business places. In clearing the forest, the lumbermen were opening the way for the farmer.

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Lincoln County Snowmobile Trails
www.co.lincoln.wi.us/i/f/files/2018_19%20Snowmobile%20Trail%20Locations.pdfLincoln County State funded snowmobile trails in Zone 1 will open for snowmobile use at 5:00 PM on Friday, January 11, 2019 except for Corridor 17 south of intersection #30 (CTH S Park and Ride), Corridor 19 south of State Highway 86 and Trail 86 south of State Highway 86 which will remain closed.
Winter ATV use on open snowmobile trails in Zone 1 remain closed until 5:00 PM January 18, 2019 and close when the temperature is 28 degrees F or above.

Trails are in early season condition and caution should be used.

All Zone 2,3 and 4 trails in Lincoln County will remain closed at this time.

Click here to view 2019 Snowmobile Map:

Click here to view Lincoln County 2018-2019 Snowmobile Funded Trail and Club Trail Locations:
Request for Proposal - Highway Plow Equipment Quad Contract
The Lincoln County Highway Department is seeking to contract with an individual or entity to equip/supply and install the specified plow equipment on one quad axle trucks.

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Request for Proposal - Highway Smooth Drum Vibratory Compactor
The Lincoln County Highway Department is seeking to purchase on Smooth Drum Vibratory Compactor Self Propelled. ( New Machine or Low Hour Used Machine)

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Lincoln County is designing a new website that will be mobile friendly, feature rich, and easy to navigate. We're looking for high quality pictures from around the County to use as background images and were hoping you could help. The best photos will be displayed on the new website’s homepage! To submit photos, please email them to kat.hartwig@co.lincoln.wi.us and let us know what area of the County they’re from. Disclaimer: By submitting a picture, you warrant that your submission is not copyrighted and consent to its use by Lincoln County.
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