Help us build trails

Your donation can help enhance and extend the Conover-Phelps Trail or get a good start on the River Trail.

Trail care plan, possible extension coming up in 2023

With the trail complete, plans are being made to deal with plant encroachment and general trail care. Also, a team of engineering students from UW - Platteville has provided some interesting ideas about extending the trail down to Torch Lake Park! Click below to contribute to help improve and extend the trail.

At Muskrat Creek

Extend the Heart of Vilas Trail System!

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We're helping the River Trail Commission to develop this key trail connection between Eagle River and St. Germain. We've been sharing the details of a professional feasibility study and working with key stakeholders. Click here for more details.

Next step is to raise funds to build the trail's first segment! If you can help, download a donation form. Or donate online!

Additional Ways to Help

DONATE menu - boat donation

We no longer used our boat and thought why not donate the boat to a worthy cause. We believe in bike trail development in Vilas County. As a result, we thought what better organization to donate it to than the Great Headwaters Trails Foundation. We felt it was a win-win for everyone.
— Al and Sue, Presque Isle, WI

Stock gifts and pledges

Great Headwaters Trails gladly accepts gifts of stock and multi-year pledges. Contact us at 715-617-0080 or via email at

Join the Amazon Smile Program

Great Headwaters Trails can receive a percentage of all your Amazon purchases! Go to and select “Great Headwaters Trail System Foundation” as your charity of choice.

Donate your used car or boat

Do you have a car, truck, boat, personal watercraft, ATV, snowmobile or motorcycle that you’re ready to part with? Use it to help build the Great Headwaters Trails system.

The Great Headwaters Trails Foundation is an all-volunteer 501(c) (3) organization.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent the law provides.