Trail Reports

Wisconsin's Most Impressive ATV & UTV Trails


July 7, 2016 9:18 am


Riding ATVs and UTVs in Wisconsin is not simply a pastime - it's a way of life. Our crew has taken you over the hills and through the woods to countless ATV destinations over the years. You really can't go wrong when it comes to choosing a spot to ride as our state is full of fun-filled and heart-pumping experiences. Here is just a smattering of some of our favorite spots to experience the great outdoors with four wheels and a full throttle: Click here to continue reading!

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Oconto County ATV Season


Apr. 6, 2016 3:36 pm

The Oconto County Park & Forestry Committee has decided to open the ATV season one day early this year (weather permitting) to help the local economy get a full weekend of ATV business.  The Oconto County ATV trails normally open every year on May 1st, which this year falls on a Sunday.  The committee has decided to open the Oconto County ATV trails on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.  This will allow ATV riders a full weekend of riding to start the ATV season.
  

Next year the opening of the ATV Season (2017) will revert back to May 1st, 2017.

Before you head out on the trail, you'll need to register your ATV with the DNR at www.dnr.wi.gov. Also any ATV or UTV operators born on or after Jan 1, 1988 who are at least 12 years old for ATV (and at least 16 years old for UTV) must complete an ATV and UTV safety certification course in order to operate on public ATV/UTV trails and areas in Wisconsin.

For trail updates and conditions or to request an ATV map go to www.ocontocounty.orgor call 1-888-626-66862 for more information.

The Oconto County ATV trail system will close on Monday, October 31, 2016. 

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Monday March 7th


Mar. 7, 2016 8:49 pm

ALL TRAILS ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON!

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Pray for Snow


Feb. 29, 2016 11:01 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Trails - We received about an inch of snow yesterday, but that's back in the air again today with the strong winds we are experiencing now. The trails are in POOR condition to put it mildly. Yesterday took it's toll on them. The Nicolet grade is all gravel in areas, and scattered gravel in others. The woods fared a lot better with being hidden from the sun in most areas, but aren't very good either. The trails are still open but best not to ride them until we get more snow. No sense beating up your carbides or slide rails.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Trails - What a difference a week makes. The high temps have pretty much depleted the trails. Hopefully the temperatures will cool down and we will receive more much needed snow. At this time the trails are not looking good. We will keep you updated if there are any changes.

Chute Pond Trails - Chute Pond trails are open, but not ride able at this time. Our trails are in poor condition. We may be nearing the end of our season if we don't get more snow soon.

Bagley & Brazeau Trails - Due to the decline of snow, the B & B Joyriders trails are now closed.

Gillett, Bagley and Brazeau, Oconto Falls, Lena and Chase Area are all CLOSED.

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Weekend Report


Feb. 26, 2016 9:37 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Trails - The new forecast for Saturday looks a little warm with a chance of snow late Sunday into Monday. We will be out during the week touching up the trails. The trails are in nice shape at this time.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Trails - It's 17 degrees this morning so let's ride! As I said yesterday, ride today because tomorrow's forecast sounds bad. Ride tomorrow morning before it gets warm. Sunday sounds worse with rain.

Watch for a rock here and there as well as icy corners thrown in for good measure. Wish I had better news! A storm  may be on the way for Tuesday or Wednesday?

Chute Pond Trails - Chute Pond trails are open, and groomed earlier this week. Our trails are in overall fair condition. Trails are better in the woods- the Nicolet State Trail has many poor stretches- thin and gravelly. Most trails are lightly snow covered on top of a mostly ice base with some bare spots. Ride with caution- there are rough spots and icy corners. More snow is needed to improve conditions.

After the roller coaster weather this week, the trails will be thin, icy, and crusty today with little or no loose snow on top for cooling and lube. Tomorrow's mid 40's won't be a very nice ride, either. Our best chance for a good late season ride looks like it may come after the possible snow early next week. Let's hope for the best- to extend our riding season into March.

Bagley & Brazeau Trails - The trail conditions are poor to very poor. We will not be grooming  for now but if we get 3" or more of snow we can groom the trails. The fields are bare and the forest trails are ice and snow covered. 2/22/2016

Gillett, Oconto Falls, Lena and Chase Area are all CLOSED.

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The Season Isn't Over Yet....


Feb. 22, 2016 2:01 pm

Townsend - Red Arrow Trails - Woke to 2 1/2? of fresh snow yesterday morning. The groomers went out midday and worked into the night. The report is the Nicolet groomed out smoothly and has it's gravel covered at least for now. The trails on the east side of town are pretty darn nice, but watch for an icy corner. The west side is darn nice as well, with the exception of the hill country where there are rocks and  holes we had no snow to fill them with. so be careful in this area but have fun. Mid-week riding should be good, and we hope they will be fine for the weekend as well. As always the amount of traffic makes a difference. If we stay cold they should hold up well.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Trails - Monday afternoon February 22nd 3:30 pm. The Lakewood area received a average of 2 1/2 inches of a wetter snow than we had last week. The south end toward Mountain was only a inch or less and to the east toward Silver Cliff trails was about a 1 1/2. The area toward Cathedral Pines was close to 3 inches. We have all the groomers out doing the best we can with what we have to work with. Trail boss Jack Bailey said they are grooming out well and the dips are filling in. There is a few warm days coming our way starting tomorrow but toward the weekend we will be below normal so we should get some decent riding in. The grade still has water in the dips but the exposed gravel is covered at this time. Come up to Lakewood and enjoy a mid week ride.

Chute Pond Trails - Chute Pond trails are open, and the groomers will go out today to see what magic they can work with the small amount of fresh snow we got yesterday. Our trails are in overall fair condition. Trails are better in the woods- the Nicolet State Trail has many poor stretches- thin and gravelly. Most trails are lightly snow covered on top of a mostly ice base with some bare spots. Ride with caution- there are rough spots and icy corners. More snow is needed to improve conditions.

Bagley & Brazeau Trails - The trail conditions are poor to very poor. We will not be grooming  for now but if we get 3" or more of snow we can groom the trails. The fields are bare and the forest trails are ice and snow covered. We did get about 1.5" of snow today.

Gillett, Oconto Falls, Lena and Chase Area are all CLOSED.

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2/18/2015 Report


Feb. 18, 2016 8:20 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Trails -It’s 13 degrees this morning in beautiful downtown Townsend and the trails are in good to very good condition, and freshly groomed last night.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Trails - The trails were groomed again yesterday before the big warm up. They groomed out well but the areas on the grade that receive direct sun had some standing water on them. The sun is getting a lot more powerful later in the season. How the trails hold up in this warm spell will depend on how much sun versus clouds we get. Ride now just incase.

Chute Pond Trails - Chute Pond trails are open, and we are grooming when weather and conditions permit. Our trails are in overall good riding condition right now. Exceptions- the Nicolet State Trail (RR grade) has some very gravelly stretches just north and just south of Mountain and is in poor condition in those areas. The north end of the pipeline still has some deep gullies and dips, and the 18 Corridor wooded trail to Crooked Lake has a few rough spots on the eastern end.

We got 2-3" of fluffy snow early this week, and the groomers are out today and tomorrow- packing down the loose snow in preparation for the rain and 40 degree temps on Friday and even warmer Saturday and Sunday. Please do your part by staying off the trails when temperatures are in the 40's- to help preserve the little base we have.

Bagley & Brazeau Trails -  Groomers were out Tuesday and Wednesday  The groomer drivers said that the trails are in good condition with some bare spots on the open fields. The new trail going to Suring is not good, we need more snow to get it flat.The temps this weekend will be in the upper 40's so try not to rip up the trails this weekend.

Gillett Sno Riders - Trails are Open.

Suring - Trails are Open.

Oconto Falls - CLOSED.

Lena Snowdrifters-  CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - Trails are Closed.

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Trail Report


Feb. 15, 2016 8:31 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Trails - It was 15 below this morning, so I'm sure the trails that were groomed last night froze down HARD. Thy all groomed out in very good condition in the woods, but be watchful for an occasional rock, and that always dangerous icy corner. The Nicolet has a lot of snirt on it in areas so be aware of that as well. The groomers will be out as needed throughout the week and will be ready for your visits next weekend. Enjoy your rides, it seems like the season just began but the calendar is starting to work against us. Pray for more snow!

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Trails - All trails were groomed Friday and Saturday night. They are getting a little thin but are very smooth. We need snow to fill the holes that popped up over the weekend. We will be out again as needed during the week. The end of the weeks temps do not look good with Friday and Saturday in the 40 degree range. Hopefully the weather man is wrong.

Chute Pond Trails - Chute Pond trails are open, and we are grooming when weather and conditions permit. Our trails are in overall good riding condition. Exceptions- the Nicolet State Trail (RR grade) has some very gravelly stretches just north and just south of Mountain and is in poor condition in those areas. The north end of the pipeline still has some deep gullies and dips, and the 18 Corridor wooded trail to Crooked Lake has a few rough spots on the eastern end. More snow is needed for our trail conditions to improve.

Bagley & Brazeau Trails -  Groomers were out today and will also be out on Thursday and Friday.  The groomer drivers said that the trails are in good condition with some bare spots on the open fields.  One area that will not be groomed again this week, is the trail just west of Peshtigo Brook Fire Rd., This trail is west of White Potato Lake area going north or south on the marsh trail because of wet conditions. We tired to groom the marsh today but with no luck.  If more snowmobiles ride this trail, we may be able to groom this trail soon.  2/10/2016

Gillett Sno Riders - Trails are Open.

Suring - Trails are Open.

Oconto Falls - Trails are Open.

Lena Snowdrifters-  Trails are open, but closing on Friday, February 19th.

Chase Sno-Chasers - Trails are open and were groomed last night.

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Hump Day!


Feb. 11, 2016 7:46 am

Townsend Red Arrow Trails - the trails are freshly groomed and are in pretty darn good condition, and all is right in the riding world! Yes after the beating they took over the weekend, the drivers tell me they groomed out very well last night, all things considered. Be watchful of a rock here and there, but with the cold they should hold up quite well all week long. We will make sure they stay that way as well. I apologize to those of you who rode yesterday, but it was just to warm to go out and groom Sunday night. also be aware of an icy corner here and there, they showed up with the warm weather.

Lakewood Paul Bunyan Trails - The groomers were out all day grooming the trails the best they can be with the snow we have left after a very high amount of traffic over the weekend. The trails are smooth but showing some rocks and dirt. We rate them from fair to good. 2/8/2016

Chute Pond Trails - Chute Pond trails are open, and we are grooming when weather and conditions permit. Our trails are freshly groomed- flat and hard- and are in overall good to very good riding condition. The north end of the pipeline still has some deep gullies and dips, and the 18 Corridor wooded trail to Crooked Lake has a few rough spots on the eastern end.

Please remember to watch out for the groomers. If you come across one on the trail, stop and wait for the driver to signal that it's safe to pass by.

The trails will stay in better shape a lot longer if you don't "ride it like you stole it"- especially in the corners. Please take it easy- and leave some snow on the trail for the next guy.

Bagley & Brazeau Trails -  Groomers were out today and will also be out on Thursday and Friday. The groomer drivers said that the trails are in good condition with some bare spots on the open fields.  One area that will not be groomed again this week, is the trail just west of Peshtigo Brook Fire Rd., This trail is west of White Potato Lake area going north or south on the marsh trail because of wet conditions. We tired to groom the marsh today but with no luck.  If more snowmobiles ride this trail, we may be able to groom this trail soon.

Gillett - Trails are Open!

Oconto Falls Sno Jokers Trails - Trails are open.

Lena Snow Drifters - Trails are open and in fair condition.

Chase Sno-Chasers Trails - Trails are open.

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Monday Monday Monday...


Feb. 8, 2016 8:01 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Trails -
Trails took a beating yesterday with the warm weather and the heavy traffic. We groomed everything again last night and have a mixed report. The level terrain is holding up much better than the hilly trails. The hilly trails have rocks starting to pop through so watch out for them as well as icy corners . We were able to level off the flat trails but need more snow to fill in all the holes in the hill country.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Trails - 
The trails took a big hit on Saturday with the heavy traffic and warm temperature. Trail boss Jack Bailey stated after the groomers got done early Sunday morning they are smooth and in pretty good shape. We need snow to bring them back to great condition. We will be out grooming throughout the week.

Chute Pond Trails - 
Chute Pond trails are open, and we are grooming on a regular basis. Our trails are in good riding condition. Grooming operations will be ongoing, so please remember to watch out for the groomers. If you come across one on the trail, stop and wait for the driver to signal that it's safe to pass by.

The trails will stay in nice shape a lot longer if you don't "ride it like you stole it"- especially in the corners. Please take it easy- and leave some snow on the trail for the next guy.

Bagley & Brazeau Trails - 2/3/2016
Seven to 10" of snow has groomed up very well on Wednesday. Groomers will also be out on Thursday.  The drivers said that the trails are in very good condition.  One area that will not be groomed, this week, is the trail just west of Peshtigo Brook Fire Rd., This trail is west of White Potato Lake area going north or south on the marsh trail because of wet conditions.  If more snowmobiles ride this trail, we may be able to groom this trail soon.

Gillett Trails -
Trails are open.

Oconto Falls Sno Jokers Trails - 
Trails are open.

Lena Snow Drifters Trails - 
Trails are open.  Please respect private land.

Chase Sno-Chasers Trails - 
Trails are open.


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WS Bucky


Feb. 3, 2016 8:12 am

ALL TRAILS IN OCONTO COUNTY ARE OPEN!

Townsend - Well our 8?- 12? of snow turned out to be 3?- 5?. That's the bad news. The good news is the 3?- 5? is heavy wet snow and groomed out very well. The trails in the area are in good condition and should stay that way if the snow freezes down like it laid after grooming. Some areas are like a highway.

Lakewood - The big storm we were hearing about for over a week brought the area around 5 inches with some areas a little less. The groomers are out and some areas were done way before the plows were out so watch the road crossings till we can redo those areas. We will be grooming regularly throughout the weekend. The trails should hold up well with the cooler temps. Ride Safe !!!!!

Chute Pond - Chute Pond trails are open, and grooming the 6" of fresh snow from yesterday's Winter Storm Bucky. Trails are in very good riding condition. Grooming operations will be ongoing, so please remember to watch out for the groomers. If you come across one on the trail, stop and wait for the driver to signal that it's safe to pass by. 

Also, be aware that last week the groomer broke through on the trail north of Hwy W near the old Pine Grove- use extra caution in this area, which may not be completely smoothed out yet. 

Bagley, Brazeau, Gillett, Oconto Falls, Chase and Lena are all open!

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Snowmobile Trails


Feb. 1, 2016 9:27 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Trails - It's 28 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning. It looks like your snow dances are about to pay off. We are under a Winter Storm Warning for Tuesday into Wednesday with 7?- 12? of snow in store for the greater Townsend area. We will be out grooming during the event to ensure the best trails possible in the area.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Trails - The trails took a beating Saturday and had little traffic Sunday due to the rain. We are expecting snow Tuesday so we will be grooming if the weather man is right. The temperatures for the up coming weekend are well below freezing so if we do get the snow the trails will hold up well so cross your fingers.

Bagley & Brazeau Trails - Open

Chute Pond - Chute Pond trails are open, not being groomed at this time, and in overall poor early season condition. Heavy weekend traffic and the warm, wet weather have beaten the trails down to slushy gravel in many areas. We are expecting a nice dump of fresh snow in a storm heading our way Monday and Tuesday. The groomers are ready to head out onto the trails as soon as the snow falls- let's hope the weatherman's forecast is right this time.

Also, be aware the groomer broke through on the trail north of Hwy W near the old Pine Grove- use extra caution in this area, which also has not been groomed. On all trails, watch for ruts and dips that haven't filled in yet, and an occasional exposed rock here and there.

Remember to watch out for the groomers, and if you come across one, stop and wait for the driver to signal that it's safe to pass by.


Gillett - Open

Oconto Falls - CLOSED!!!

Chase Trails - Trails are groomed and in fair to good condition. Please use caution in plowed fields.

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After the snow report...


Jan. 26, 2016 8:02 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Trails - The Snow Dance is working. We picked up about 2 inches of snow overnight in Townsend. It's 27 degrees though, so let's hope it hangs around a while.

We will be out grooming later this afternoon and into the night to pan it down so it get's a chance to freeze down overnight. This is a good start but not all the snow we need to have excellent trails, but a giant step in the right direction.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Trails -The Lakewood area received 2 inches of fresh snow on Monday night. The groomers are out doing the best they can with what we have to work with. We will continue to groom as long as the snow holds up.

Chute Pond -- Groomers are out this morning working with the fresh snow! The Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, but because of lack of snow, we are not on a regular grooming schedule at this time. Our overall trail condition is "fair to good early season". The Nicolet State Trail (Corridor 7 RR grade) is thin but fair, with gravel mixed in with the snow in some areas. Wooded trails are white and snow covered and vary in condition- mostly fair to good early season condition- with occasional ruts, exposed rocks, dips, and bumps due to lack of snow cover.

As of 5:00 am today, we got a couple inches of fresh snow here at Chute Pond, and the groomers will be out throughout the day working on the trails. Remember to watch out for the groomers, and if you come across one, stop and make sure you wait for the driver to signal that it's safe to pass by. Please note that the ice formed very late on all area lakes. Stay safe- use extra caution until you know it's safe.

Bagley & Brazeau Trails - Trails are 100% open but only the forest roads have been groomed.  As of last weekend they were icy.  Waiting for more snow before we can groom, again.

Gillett - Trails are Open.

Chase Sno-Chasers - Trails are OPENING at noon today 1/26/2016.

Lena Trails - Trails are open and in fair condition.  Will be grooming this week please watch out for open water.

Oconto Falls Trails - Trails are open.


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Oconto County Trail Reports


Jan. 25, 2016 9:01 am

Expected snow fall of 2-4 inches today 1/25 and tomorrow 1/26 for all of Oconto County!

Townsend - Red Arrow Trails - We will be out grooming this week to put trails in the best possible condition we can with the limited amount of snow for the groomer to move into the holes on the trails. Again the Nicolet State Trail is stony so watch out, and the woods are better but need snow.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders - The groomers were out last night to see what could be done. The trails in the woods smoothed out a little with no new snow to work with. Trail boss Jack Bailey said the swampy areas are frozen solid. The Nicolet State Trail (rail road grade) has lot of gravel showing due to the heavy traffic. The wooded trails have a lot more snow to work with and Jack rates the trails as poor on the grade to good in some areas in the woods. You can still ride but avoid the grade if possible.  (Update from 1/17/16)

Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails -  The Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, but because of lack of snow, we are not grooming at this time. Our overall trail condition is "poor to fair early season". The Nicolet State Trail (Corridor 7 RR grade) is thin and poor, with mostly gravel in many places. Wooded trails are mostly white and snow covered and vary in condition- mostly fair early season condition- with ruts, exposed rocks, dips, and bumps due to lack of snow cover.

We are expecting around 3" of fresh snow tonight, and that would really help improve trail conditions-we need more snow before conditions improve enough to start grooming again. Please note that the ice formed very late on all area lakes. Stay safe- stay off the lakes until you know it's safe.

Bagley & Brazeau Trails - Trails are 100% open but only the forest roads have been groomed.  As of last weekend they were icy.  Waiting for more snow before we can groom, again.

Gillett - Trails are Open.

Chase Sno-Chasers - Trails are CLOSED.

Lena Trails - CLOSED.

Oconto Falls Trails - CLOSED.

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Snow Report


Jan. 14, 2016 1:52 pm

Townsend (Red Arrow) - It's 9 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning. The lakes and marshes are now frozen so the trails are now firm in all areas of our network. The trails are in fair to good condition in the Red Arrow system with a rock scrubbing an occasional ski so be alert. The Nicolet trail through town has some dirt scattered throughout, but the 1 1/2? of wet snow we got the other day has helped all the trails by freezing down to add to the base.

We will be going out with the groomer to touch up the trails today but won't be resuming a regular grooming schedule until more snow falls.

Lakewood (Paul Bunyan) - Trails are open.

The Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, but because of lack of snow, we are not grooming at this time. Our overall trail condition is "poor to fair early season". The Nicolet State Trail is thin and poor, with mostly gravel in many places. Wooded trails vary in condition, mostly fair.

The rain from late last week froze down into an icy trail base, and we've gotten an inch here and there dustings of fresh, fluffy snow- a lot of it blows away as soon as it lands. We need more snow before conditions improve enough to start grooming again. Please note that the ice formed very late on all area lakes- some will have thin spots, and if there's current there may be open water. Stay safe- stay off the lakes until you know it's safe.

Oconto Falls - Trails are CLOSED.

Lena - Trails are CLOSED.

Chase - Trails are CLOSED.

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A little snow would help....


Jan. 11, 2016 8:49 am

Townsend (Red Arrow Trails) - We received about an 1 1/2? of heavy wet snow last night in the greater Townsend Area (1/8/2016). Not enough to groom but a step in the right direction. If you go out riding please don't follow the sled in front of you, try to spread out and pack the snow down so it will freeze down and create a solid base. Riding is out there but be very careful of rocks, ruts, branches and water holes. It's not great riding but it's riding. We will start grooming again when we receive enough snow to do so. Until then do the best you can and have fun, but be safe.

Lakewood (Paul Bunyan Trails) - Received about 2 inches of snow Thursday night, it made everything white but not enough to groom.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - The Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, but because of lack of snow, we are not grooming at this time. Heavy traffic and no trail base have downgraded our overall trail condition to "poor early season". The Nicolet State Trail is very poor, with mostly gravel in many places. Wooded trails vary in condition, from poor to fair.

The latest storm over the past few days brought us very little snow and mostly rain. The good news is that the deep freeze coming tonight should freeze the sloppy mess into a nice hard trail base. Please note that there is marginal ice on all area lakes- some still have open water and/or very thin spots. Stay safe- stay off the lakes.


Oconto Falls (Sno Jokers Trails) - Trails are CLOSED.

Lena (Snow Drifters Trails) - Trails are CLOSED.

Chase - (Sno-Chasers Trails) - Trails are CLOSED.


WISH FOR SNOW!

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Trail Conditions - Partially Open


Jan. 7, 2016 8:19 am

Townsend (Red Arrow Snowmobile Trails) - Trails took a beating this week. Not much snow left on the trails for the groomers to work with. We won't be going out again until we get more snow. You can continue to ride, but be on the lookout for dirt on the Nicolet grade and rocks popping up on all the trails. 

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders - The trails took a beating this weekend and yesterdays sun took its toll on the grade. There is nothing left to groom and the wet areas are not freezing up. The temps toward the end of the week are in the thirties. Wish we had better news to report. Until we get a major snowfall we will halt grooming operations.

Bagley & Brazeau Trails - The trails are all open but we are not grooming yet.
The trail from Kelly Lake to Suring will remain closed until standing corn in the fields is harvested. Trails will not be groomed at this time as in many areas the ground is too soft for the weight of the groomer. Stay off of all lakes as they are not safe. One week ago Kelly Lake, Lee Lake and White Potato Lake where wide open, no ice.  Ride with caution and be mindful of open water and  bare spots. If you can ride and pack the trails this will help freeze them up.

Chute Pond Snowmobile ClubThe Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, but because of lack of snow, we are not grooming at this time. Heavy traffic and no trail base have downgraded our overall trail condition to "poor early season". The Nicolet State Trail is very poor, with mostly gravel in many places. Wooded trails vary in condition, from poor to fair. Please note that there is very little ice on all area lakes- some still have open water. Stay safe- stay off the lakes.

Oconto Falls - Sno Jokers - Trails are CLOSED.

Lena - Snow Drifters - Trails are CLOSED.

Chase  Sno- Chasers Snowmobile Club - Trails are CLOSED.

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Trail Update


Jan. 4, 2016 9:48 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Trail Report - Trails took a beating this week. Not much snow left on the trails for the groomers to work with. Probably won't be going out again until we get more snow. You can continue to ride, but be on the lookout for dirt on the Nicolet grade and rocks popping up on all the trails. Hopefully the cold weather in the forecast for night temperatures will freeze the water problems with the lack of traffic this week.


Bagley & Brazeau Report -  will open Wednesday, December 30th with early riding conditions.  The area received 6-8 inches of snow and the forest trail are in good conditions, however due  to high winds and blowing snow most of the fields are without snow cover.  Some areas of the trail have open standing water.  The trail from Kelly Lake to Suring will remain closed until standing corn in the fields is harvested.  Trails will not be groomed at this time as in many areas the ground is too soft for the weight of the groomer. Stay off of all lakes as they are not safe. One week ago Kelly Lake & Lee Lake and White Potato Lake where wide open, no ice.  Ride with caution and be mindful of open water and  bare spots. If you can ride and pack the trails this will help freeze them up.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club Report - The Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, but because of lack of snow, we are not grooming at this time. Heavy traffic and no trail base have downgraded our overall trail condition to "poor early season". The Nicolet State Trail is very poor, with mostly gravel in many places. Wooded trails vary in condition, from poor to fair. Please note that there is very little ice on all area lakes- some still have open water. Stay safe- stay off the lakes.

Gillett Sno & ATV Riders- Trails were groomed Tuesday. Railroad grade will be open Thursday morning! Two intersections will be closed until it freezes up. The Y from Klaus Lake Road to Pulcifer/Underhill will be blocked off. Most of the snow blew off in that area. The Loop from Town Hall Road to Gillett Shell or Wildfire Bar will be blocked off also. This area has a lot of standing water. Please ride with caution!!

Chase Sno-Chasers Report - Please Ride with caution as it's early season riding. Trails will not be groomed until we have frost in the ground. Trails will be open day to day weather depending. PLEASE stay on the trail!

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers - Please be advised. The snowmobile trails are still CLOSED even with the recent snow. With all the wind and lack of cold weather many fields do not have adequate cover to open and rivers, streams, and swamps still are not froze up. Respect our landowners and don't risk receiving tickets. Stay off the trails until they officially open.

Lena Snow Drifters Report - Trails are CLOSED. Snow storm Ashley brought much needed snow to the area.  While various amounts have fallen on our system the lack of frost is consistent.  Swamps, wet areas and many river and creek crossings have not frozen good enough to cross with our grooming equipment.  Hoping the cold temps will firm up those spots.  Another snowfall and they should be ride able. 

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Snow Storm Ashley Update


Dec. 29, 2015 2:05 pm

Update on the Oconto County Snowmobile Trail System:


Townsend (Red Arrow) - All Red Arrow trails will open today at 12:00 noon. Please enjoy yourselves on our trails, but beware, there are many hidden  rocks on some of the trails west and south of town. Also be on the lookout for ruts from trucks hidden beneath the snow. This applies to all trails in the area. West of highway 32 the trails are fair to good, and the trails east of the highway are in good riding conditions. These obstacles shouldn't be a problem but be advised.

Please be careful as these are early riding conditions and extra caution should be taken to ensure a safe ride and another return visit to our area. We want you to have a great time.

Lakewood (Paul Bunyan Riders) Grooming today and trails will open Wednesday, December 30th at noon.

Bagley Brazeau Trails - will open Wednesday, December 30th with early riding conditions.  The area received 6-8 inches of snow and the forest trail are in good conditions, however due  to high winds and blowing snow most of the fields are without snow cover.  Some areas of the trail have open standing water.  The trail from Kelly Lake to Suring will remain closeduntil standing corn in the fields is harvested.  Trails will not be groomed at this time as in many areasthe ground is too soft for the weight of the groomer. Stay off of all lakes as they are not safe.  Ride with caution and be mindful of open water and  bare spots.

Chute Pond Trails - will open Wednesday, December 30th at noon! Snow Depths vary greatly throughout our trail system and so do trail conditions.  Trails north and west of Mountain will be groomed and in fair early season condition. Trails south and east of Mountain will be mostly ungroomed until the low areas freeze up.  The Nicolet State Trail (Corridor 7) will be panned from Suring north to the Halfway Bar.

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers - Please Ride with caution as it's early season riding. Trails will not be groomed until we have frost in the ground. Trails will be open day to day weather depending. PLEASE stay on the trail!

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers - Please be advised. The snowmobile trails are still closed even with the recent snow. With all the wind and lack of cold weather many fields do not have adequate cover to open and rivers, streams, and swamps still are not froze up. Respect our landowners and don't risk receiving tickets. Stay off the trails until they officially open.

As clubs continue to report in -- information will be updated.

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Snow at last.....


Dec. 29, 2015 9:29 am

We got about 8-10? of fresh snow last night. We will be going out grooming today to see how it pans out on the trails. Check back later tonight or tomorrow morning to see if the trails will be open tomorrow. Yay for snow!!!!!

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Think Snow....


Dec. 17, 2015 9:27 am

Let it snow, let is snow, let it snow....


Few reminders and updates for the snowmobile season:



3. Text: TOURISM to 36000 for mobile updates on trail reports and events!

4. Send photos to tourism@ocontocounty.org.  

5. Just have fun!



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2015-2016 Snowmobile Season - Trail Pass/Signage


Nov. 23, 2015 11:05 am

This riding season you will need a trail pass on your snowmobile!  These passes are available for $30.00 from many businesses across the state or go to http://dnr.wi.gov/permits/snowtrailpass.htmt  For those who belong to a Snowmobile Club and AWSC (Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs) the pass cost is reduced to $10.00. These reduced cost trail passes can also be ordered online at https://www.awsc.org/  Our Alliance strongly encourages sled owners to act now before the snow season starts. Once the snow flies it will likely take longer to get your passes.

Oconto County has a brand new signage system in place for the upcoming riding season. The new "Locator Signs" will be used year-round for all users of the trail system. These 3 digit signs also feature a GPS location and logos for permitted users. In addition the snowmobile and ATV/UTV clubs are working hard to mark all road crossings across the county. Research has shown that a combination of location indicators and road crossing signs are the two biggest resources when you need help. Emergency services will be able to find you more quickly if you pay attention to where you are. Those with old ATV and Snowmobile maps are asked to recycle them and pick up a new one with the current information. The newly printed 2015-2017 snowmobile edition is available now by contacting the Oconto County Tourism office at 1113 Main St., Oconto, WI 54153. The updated ATV/UTV map will be available in the spring. Note: Oconto County does not permit ATV/UTV use on snowmobile trails.

Speaking of safety, our Alliance and AWSC encourages riders to watch their speed and drink alcoholic beverages responsibly if at all while riding. There is a nighttime 55 MPH speed limit for snowmobiles. Snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs must slow to 10MPH when in the vicinity of pedestrians, dwellings or fishermen. Trails are monitored by county Recreational Officers and DNR wardens. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1985 must obtain a Snowmobile Safety certificate to ride legally. The course is available on line at   http://www.snowmobile-ed.com/wi/ or from classes that individual clubs hold yearly. A list of upcoming classes across the state can be found at http://dnr.wi.gov/org/es/enforcement/safety/coursereq.htm

The Oconto County Snowmobile Alliance consists of 9 clubs including the Oconto Falls Snow Jokers, Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders of Klondike, ChaseSno-Chasers, Gillett Sno Riders, Lena Snow Drifters, Chute Pond Snowmobile Club, Paul Bunyan Riders of Lakewood and Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club of Townsend.  The Iron Snowshoe Snowmobile Club of Marinette County also belongs to the Alliance as they have trails coming into the eastern side of Oconto County. These clubs spend nearly 10,000 volunteer hours each year preparing, brushing and grooming the 475 miles in the county. Overall coordination of the county wide trail system is the responsibility of the Oconto County Parks and Recreation Department. ATV/UTV clubs in the county work closely with the Alliance to coordinate ongoing trail development.

Info about the individual clubs and links to their websites can be found at http://www.ocontocounty.org/tourism/trailsThe Alliance realizes that everyone lives a busy life these days. We encourage you to join a club and get involved in keeping the trails in the shape we all expect. We are only a "round trip tank of gas" away from Green Bay and the Fox Valley, making Oconto County an ideal snowmobile destination. Even if you don't ride a sled but own a business or just want to get involved we welcome your assistance. Check the website just above for the club nearest you and volunteer to join or help...either financially or with your time.


Thanks for your support and see you on the trail!                                                          

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ATV/UTV Trails


Nov. 2, 2015 7:52 am

Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails are CLOSED for the season!


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ATV Trails


Oct. 20, 2015 2:31 pm

Oconto County ATV/UTV Trail System will close on October 31st, 2015.  Get your last two weeks of riding in!

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ATV/UTV TRAILS ARE OPEN!


Aug. 26, 2015 2:27 pm

Oconto County has over 450 miles of ATV/UTV trails.  For your convenience, trail heads have been strategically places throughout the county.  Trail heads are located near the Hwy 32/Hwy 64 intersection, just east of Chute Pond, in Gillett at Zippel Park, in Suring near the Village Hall, and in Lakewood on Hwy 32.

Trails close October 31, 2015.


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CLOSED


Mar. 11, 2015 2:53 pm

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Thursday March 5, 2015 Report


Mar. 5, 2015 9:12 am

Lakewood & Townsend

Red Arrow Townsend:  It's 9 degrees below zero Thursday morning. We received 2? of fresh snow Tuesday and the groomers were out that evening. The trails groomed out very well so come up and ride. The forecast is for temperatures in the 30's from Friday on, and 40's by next Tuesday so we have no idea how long the trails will last. We will be out grooming regularly so come on up and ride. 

Paul Bunyan Lakewood: The Lakewood area received about 2 inches of fluffy snow Tuesday. Our groomers have been out getting things packed down. The weekend is going to be much warmer with sun. We will keep grooming as long as we have material to work with. Ride them while you can because next week could hit 40.

Suring & Mountain
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Trails remain in fair to good condition.  Ride now, looks like a warm spell coming shortly!

Bagley & Brazeau
Joyriders report: The trails held up well from the weekend, Kelly Lake, north to Hwy W, are still good to very good condition. Also the trails going west to the pipeline are good to very good as well. Some brown spots on top of hills. The east trails needs more snow to call them good. Klondike and north to White Potato Lake and also Klondike to the Coleman trails are in fair to poor condition. The rest of the trails are in good condition. The groomers will be out this week.


Lena & Oconto
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett

The Sno-Riders Club opened a section of the trails, which will be the old railroad grade from Shawano County Line Road through Gillett all the way to Suring.  

Oconto Falls

The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area

The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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Tuesday Morning


Mar. 3, 2015 9:13 am

Lakewood & Townsend

Red Arrow Townsend: The woods trails are in good to very good condition and the Nicolet Trail is as well except for some dirt in places. As always watch for an occasional bare spot in a corner, or a spot of ice. Groomers will be out Wednesday after the snowstorm on Tuesday passes. We expect conditions to improve even more with the fresh snow.

Paul Bunyan Lakewood:  It's hard to believe that it's the first of March already and only a month of snowmobiling left. The area is expecting 3-5 inches of snow on Tuesday. If that happens with the base we have trails will be the best of the season. Cross your fingers that the weather forecasters are right. We will be out grooming after the snowstorm passes.  RIDE SAFE & PRAY FOR SNOW!!!

Both clubs will continue to groom regularly in March as sunshine and temperatures permit.

Suring & Mountain
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Rate them in fair to good condition. Few bare spots and watch the icy corners. Ride with caution and enjoy.

Bagley & Brazeau
Joyriders report: The trails held up well from the weekend, Kelly Lake, north to Hwy W, are still good to very good condition. Also the trails going west to the pipeline are good to very good as well. Some brown spots on top of hills. The east trails needs more snow to call them good. Klondike and north to White Potato Lake and also Klondike to the Coleman trails are in fair to poor condition. The rest of the trails are in good condition. The groomers will be out this week.


Lena & Oconto
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett

The Sno-Riders Club opened a section of the trails, which will be the old railroad grade from Shawano County Line Road through Gillett all the way to Suring.  

Oconto Falls

The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area

The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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Hey Monday!


Feb. 23, 2015 3:33 pm

Lakewood & Townsend

Red Arrow Townsend: The trails were ridden hard this weekend and we hope you had a great time. They groomed out very well Saturday night and froze down hard. The groomers were out again Sunday night to ensure great riding conditions for the start of the week.

Paul Bunyan Riders Lakewood: The trails were groomed Friday and Saturday nights. There was a lot of traffic this past weekend. The temp took a dive again Sunday night and the trails will set up nicely for the week.

Both clubs will be grooming regularly this week so come on up and ride!! Trails are very good to near excellent with some blown out icy corners and thin spots in open areas.

Suring & Mountain
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Rate them in fair to good condition. Few bare spots and watch the icy corners. Ride with caution and enjoy.

Bagley & Brazeau
Joyriders report: The trails held up well from the weekend, Kelly Lake, north to Hwy W, are still good to very good condition. Also the trails going west to the pipeline are good to very good as well. Some brown spots on top of hills. The east trails needs more snow to call them good. Klondike and north to White Potato Lake and also Klondike to the Coleman trails are in fair to poor condition. The rest of the trails are in good condition. The groomers will be out this week.


Lena & Oconto
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett

The Sno-Riders Club opened a section of the trails, which will be the old railroad grade from Shawano County Line Road through Gillett all the way to Suring.  

Oconto Falls

The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area

The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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Weekend Forecast


Feb. 19, 2015 12:38 pm

Lakewood & Townsend

Red Arrow Townsend: All our trails were freshly groomed Thursday night, and all are in near excellent condition. Trails will be groomed nightly throughout the weekend, so come up and enjoy.

Paul Bunyan Lakewood: All our trails are groomed flat and hard with a few bare corners. There is very little traffic with the cold weather. We are expecting snow Friday afternoon and night. Groomers will be out all weekend. 

Suring & Mountain
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Rate them in fair to good condition. Few bare spots and watch the icy corners. Ride with caution and enjoy.

Bagley & Brazeau
Joyriders report: The trail from Kelly Lake, north to Hwy W, is in good to very good condition. Also the trails going west to the pipeline are good to very good as will. The east trail to Klondike and north to White Potato Lake and also Klondike to the Coleman trails are in fair to poor condition. The rest of the trails are in fair condition.


Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett

The Sno-Riders Club opened a section of the trails, which will be the old railroad grade from Shawano County Line Road through Gillett all the way to Suring.  

Oconto Falls

The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area

The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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February 16th Update


Feb. 16, 2015 1:45 pm

Lakewood & Townsend

Paul Bunyan Lakewood: The trails groomed out very well and will hold up with the cold. Next week temps are expected to be way below average so we will have great trails all week as well as next weekend. 

Red Arrow Townsend: The trails were all freshly groomed Sunday night. They should hold up very well this week with the colder temps. The woods are in very good condition and the Nicolet Trail (grade) is as well. Drive safe and be aware of that occasional stray rock or dirty or icy inside to a corner. 

Suring & Mountain
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Finally some snow overnight - Groomers will be heading out today!! Trails are in good condition!

Bagley & Brazeau

Joyriders report: The trail from Kelly Lake, north to Hwy W, is in good to very good condition. Also the trails going west to the pipeline are good to very good as will. The east trail to Klondike and north to White Potato Lake and also Klondike to the Coleman trails are in fair to poor condition. The rest of the trails are in fair condition.


Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett

The Sno-Riders Club opened a section of the trails, which will be the old railroad grade from Shawano County Line Road through Gillett all the way to Suring.  

Oconto Falls

The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area

The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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Trail Update for February 12th


Feb. 11, 2015 2:23 pm

Lakewood & Townsend

Townsend...Red Arrow:  There was 2 1/2 inches of new snow in the greater Townsend area Tuesday night thanks to you "snow dancers" at our Fish A Ree. The trails were freshly groomed Wednesday to pack down the new snow. Woods trails are very good, and the Nicolet Trail is very good/excellent.

Lakewood... Paul Bunyan Riders: The Lakewood received between 2 and 3 inches of fresh snow Tuesday night. Our groomers were out and drivers said the trails groomed out very well. The snow packed and filled in the dips and the corners. 

With the cold weather on the way trails will freeze in and be in very good to excellent condition. Both clubs will be grooming all week and throughout the weekend. Come on up and Ride!!

Picture was taken 2/11/15 

Suring & Mountain
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Finally some snow overnight - Groomers will be heading out today!! Trails are in good condition!

Bagley & Brazeau
Joyriders report: The trail from Kelly Lake, north to Hwy W, through the woods are good. If we get the snow on Tuesday and Wednesday we can groom on Wednesday. We will then be able to get the trails in the open areas back to fair to good condition. The east trail to Klondike and north to White Potato Lake and also Klondike to the Coleman trails are in poor condition. The rest of the trails also are in to fair condition. The groomer will not be out this week if we do not get snow.

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett

The Sno-Riders Club trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls

The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area

The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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February 10th Report


Feb. 10, 2015 8:29 am

Lakewood & Townsend

Red Arrow Townsend Trails were all groomed Sunday night.. The woods are good to very good and the Nicolet Trail is in very good condition. 

Paul Bunyan Lakewood Trails had  moderate traffic over the weekend with 
Saturday being the busiest, The trails held up well since most of the traffic was heading north. 

Both clubs report cold temp's early in the week so the trails should hold up very well. Finally some snow is in the forecast for the greater Lakewood/Townsend area. Starting later Tuesday they say we could expect 2-4 inches by Wednesday night. Groomers will continue to run as long as snow conditions permit.

Picture was taken 2/11/15 

Suring & Mountain
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - grooming will be held off until snow comes February 10 & 11th.  Trails are in fair to poor condition.

Bagley & Brazeau

Joyriders report: The trail from Kelly Lake, north to Hwy W, through the woods are good. If we get the snow on Tuesday and Wednesday we can groom on Wednesday. We will then be able to get the trails in the open areas back to fair to good condition. The east trail to Klondike and north to White Potato Lake and also Klondike to the Coleman trails are in poor condition. The rest of the trails also are in to fair condition. The groomer will not be out this week if we do not get snow.

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett

The Sno-Riders Club trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls

The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area

The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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Reports for the Weekend


Feb. 6, 2015 9:31 am

Lakewood & Townsend

Lakewood Paul Bunyan trails have all been groomed over the last 2 days and are smooth and very hard with the cold weather. Over all conditions are good at this time and expected to hold up nicely thru the weekend.

Townsend Red Arrow Groomer was out last night and the trails are frozen down hard and should hold up very well. Conditions in Lakewood and Townsend are similar with good to very good conditions. Be careful of icy corners and some worn off spots in open areas. 

Red Arrow invites everyone to stop by our 40th annual Fish A Ree this weekend at the Townsend Town Hall right on Hwy 32 and the Nicolet Trail (Corridor 7). Event is from 11-6 on Sat and Noon-5 on Sunday with Fishing contest, DJ Music, Meat Raffles, Food including Mulligan's Chili and lots of beverages. Come join the fun!! Check www.redarrowtownsend.com for more details.

Suring & Mountain
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Starting to get a lot of bare spots around the trail system. Rating West of Mountain in good condition.  Boulder Lake Area and south and east of Mountain in fair to poor condition. 

Bagley & Brazeau

Poor - All the trails are open. The East trail to Klondike and north to White Potato Lake and also Klondike to the Coleman trails are in very poor condition. The rest of the trails also are in poor to fair condition. The groomer will not be out this week.

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett

The Sno-Riders Club trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls

The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area

The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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Hello February!


Feb. 3, 2015 8:20 am

Lakewood & Townsend

Red Arrow Townsendgroomers were out last night and reports are trails groomed out very well, froze down, and should hold up very well for this week's riders. Conditions are about the same with no new snow over the weekend. The woods remain in good to very good condition and the Nicolet is still in very good condition as well. Plan a trip up to see us this coming weekend as the Red Arrows 40thAnnual Fish A Ree fund raiser of the will be held at the Townsend Town Hall right on the Nicolet Trail. Sat 11-6 and Sun noon-5. DJ Music, Meat Raffles, Food and lots of beverages.


Paul Bunyan Lakewoodtrails were groomed both Friday and Saturday nights and are in good shape. Trails held up well to the heavy traffic over the weekend and with the cold weather in the forecast will hold up for the coming week. Come on up and Ride!!

Suring & Mountain
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Groomers were out January 31st, starting to get a lot of bare spots around the trail system. Rating West of Mountain in good condition.  Boulder Lake Area and south and east of Mountain in fair to poor condition. 

Bagley & Brazeau

Poor - All the trails are open. The East trail to Klondike and north to White Potato Lake and also Klondike to the Coleman trails are in very poor condition. The rest of the trails also are in poor to fair condition. The groomer will not be out this week.

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett

The Sno-Riders Club trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls

The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area

The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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Superbowl Weekend Update


Jan. 30, 2015 10:23 am

Lakewood & Townsend

Red Arrow trails were freshly groomed Wednesday evening. Weather is expected to cool down through the weekend so the trails should hold up well. Groomers will be out over the weekend to keep things in shape. Woods are good to very good and the Nicolet continues to be in very good condition. Paul Bunyan trails are holding up well this week with light traffic. They will be groomed before and during the weekend as needed. The temps are going to drop and trails will freeze up so be careful of ice and dirt on the corners.

Suring & Mountain
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Trails are in fair to good condition.  Recreational Trail south of Cty AA not being groomed, some trails south of Crooked Lake and East of Hwy 32 not being groomed.  The rest of the Chute Pond Snowmobile Club Trail were groomed this week.

Bagley & Brazeau

Trails are open but the trails took a big hit this last weekend again from the warm weather. The Suring trails will be closed for one more week. Maybe we can open them on Saturday 1/31/2015 if we get snow.  Intersection 73 to 68, 69 to 68 and 68 to the golf course are closed. The trail to Klondike and north to White Potato Lake are open; also Klondike to the Colman trails open but is in poor condition The rest of the trails are in poor to good condition. The groomer will be out mid-week if we get more snow.

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett

The Sno-Riders Club trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls

The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area

The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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Trail Conditions


Jan. 19, 2015 8:54 am

Lakewood & Townsend
Lakewood & Townsend the groomers were out on Sunday, January 18, 2015.  Trails are tore up with a lot of dirt showing. The Nicolet State Trail had high traffic and groomed out ok.  The wooded trails are thin with a lot of bare spots.  The area is running low on snow to work with and very little on the way. Conditions are rated as fair in the woods and good to very good on the grade.

Suring & Mountain

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Trails are in poor to good condition.  Recreational Trail south of Cty AA not being groomed, some trails south of Crooked Lake and East of Hwy 32 not being groomed.  The rest of the Chute Pond Snowmobile Club Trails are being groomed today.

Bagley & Brazeau
The Joyriders Club Trails are open (BUT) trails to Suring remain closed. Intersection 73 to 68, 69 to 68 and 68 to the golf course are closed for at least 2 more weeks and possibly longer due to standing corn in the fields. The trails from Lee Lake to Klondike and north to White Potato Lake are now open; also Klondike to the Coleman trails open. The trails from Kelly Lake, north all the way up to Hwy W and the trails going west to the pipe line are open. The opened trails will be getting groomed mid-week. Areas which may not get groomed included marshes or low wet areas, due to soft ground. Remember, be careful in these areas. I would rate the trails as good to very good.

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett
The Sno-Riders Club trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls
The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area
The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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January 14th Update


Jan. 14, 2015 12:27 pm

Lakewood & Townsend
Lakewood and Townsend area snowmobile trails are in Very Good condition. Paul Bunyan and Red Arrow have groomed all trails on Sunday January 11th and will continue to groom regularly going forward. Due to the cold weather and light riding pressure early this week you will find continued Very Good conditions. With a little more snow we could call trails Excellent. Come on up and ride!!

Suring & Mountain

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Trails are being groomed and are in fair to very good condition.  Spots maybe icy.  

Bagley & Brazeau
The Joyriders Club Trails are open (BUT) trails to Suring remain closed. Intersection 73 to 68, 69 to 68 and 68 to the golf course are closed for at least 2 more weeks and possibly longer due to standing corn in the fields. The trails from Lee Lake to Klondike and north to White Potato Lake are now open; also Klondike to the Colman trails open. The trails from Kelly Lake, north all the way up to Hwy W and the trails going west to the pipe line are open. The opened trails will be getting groomed mid-week. Areas which may not get groomed included marshes or low wet areas, due to soft ground. Remember, be careful in these areas. I would rate the trails as good to very good.

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett
The Sno-Riders Club trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls
The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area
The Chase trails are CLOSED.

Oconto County Club Contact Information, Click Here!

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January 12th Trail Update


Jan. 12, 2015 8:55 am

Lakewood & Townsend
All Paul Bunyan and Red Arrow Trails are OPEN for the season.
Red Arrow and Paul Bunyan groomed on Sunday January 11th. The Nicolet Trail (grade) and trails on unplowed roads are generally in very good condition. Those trails "in the woods" are fair to very good depending how bumpy the ground was when it froze. Riding conditions should continue to improve with the expected snow on Thursday the 8th.

Suring & Mountain

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club and surrounding trails are OPEN and being groomed today.  Trails are in fair to very good condition.  They may be icy and/or bumpy in areas, please use caution.  Also, please be respectful to our private property owners and organizations that have given use permission to use/cross their properties and stay on the trail.  Also, of note after many years, the loop from Waters Edge is open again, it is a little different as you will coming/depart from the rear of Water's Edge parking lot.

Bagley & Brazeau
The Joyriders Club Trails are partially OPEN. Some trails are open ( BUT ) all trails coming and going to Suring are closed, Intersection 73 to 68, 69 to 68 and 68 to the golf course are closed for at least 2 weeks and maybe longer. The trails from Lee lake Intersection 74 to 75 in Klondike and 75 to Hwy 64 will be closed for one more week. These trails are closed due to standing corn in the fields, so do not try to use these trails or we will lose the trails for the year. Now that being said, the trails from Kelly Lake, north all the way up to Hwy W and the trails going west to the pipe line are open. The opened trails will be getting groomed mid-week. Although areas which may not get groomed included marshes or low areas, due to soft ground. Remember this is very early season riding so be very careful.

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett
The Sno-Riders Club trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls
The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area
The Chase trails are CLOSED.

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Updated Snow Conditions


Jan. 6, 2015 8:23 am

Lakewood & Townsend
All Paul Bunyan and Red Arrow Trails are OPEN for the season.
Red Arrow groomed before the cold temps could get here.  Trails on unplowed roads are generally in very good condition while those "in the woods" are fair to good depending how bumpy the ground was when it froze up.  Riding conditions are cold, be careful as there are some thin spots due to riding pressure.

Suring & Mountain
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club and surrounding trails are OPEN and in early season condition. They may be icy and/or bumpy in areas, please use caution. Also, please be respectful to our private property owners and organizations that have given use permission to use/cross their properties and stay on the trail. Also, of note after many years, the loop from Waters Edge is open again, it is a little different as you will coming/depart from the rear of Water's Edge parking lot.

Bagley & Brazeau
The Joyriders Club Trails are partially OPEN. Some trails are open ( BUT ) all trails coming and going to Suring are closed, Intersection 73 to 68, 69 to 68 and 68 to the golf course are closed for at least 2 weeks and maybe longer. The trails from Lee lake Intersection 74 to 75 in Klondike and 75 to Hwy 64 will be closed for one more week. These trails are closed due to standing corn in the fields, so do not try to use these trails or we will lose the trails for the year. Now that being said, the trails from Kelly Lake, north all the way up to Hwy W and the trails going west to the pipe line are open. The opened trails will be getting groomed mid-week. Although areas which may not get groomed included marshes or low areas, due to soft ground. Remember this is very early season riding so be very careful.

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are CLOSED.

Gillett
The Sno-Riders Club trails are CLOSED. 

Oconto Falls
The Sno-Jokers Club Trails are CLOSED.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area
The Chase trails are CLOSED.

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Finally...


Dec. 28, 2014 8:02 am

The snowmobile trails in Townsend & Lakewood are now OPEN!! 

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Trails Closed


Dec. 15, 2014 3:53 pm

Due to the Winter Warm-Up the Snowmobile Trails in Oconto County will be delayed in opening! Please check back frequently for updated trail conditions and wish for snow.  



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Are You Ready?!?!?


Dec. 12, 2014 2:32 pm

Snowmobile Season is ALMOST here.... The trails in Townsend & Lakewood plan to open 
Friday, December 19, 2014 with weather permitting.  
For current conditions/information please check back regularly! 

Let's have a SAFE & AWESOME snowmobile season!  


Request a FREE snowmobile map today, click here!

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2014-2015 Snowmobile Season


Nov. 13, 2014 9:28 am


The Northern Section of the County received some early snow, the trails remain closed but hopefully we will have an early start to the Snowmobile Season!  Our site will be updated regularly as trail conditions change.  






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ATV/UTV & Horse Trails


Oct. 29, 2014 8:29 am

The season is coming to an end this Friday, October 31st the ATV/UTV and horse trails will close at midnight.  We hope you had a great season of riding.  Trails will reopen May 1st.  Time to start thinking snowmobile.


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New Trail


Aug. 27, 2014 1:53 pm

The Hidden Bear ATV club has opened a new route on Cty F to the Sand Trap Bar. The new route goes alongside of Cty F on the walking and biking path . All ATVs must stay on the blacktop and go with the traffic. The trail starts at the entrance to the golf course and ends at the Sand Trap. Please be responsible and obey all signs.

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ATV/UTV Season


July 31, 2014 1:34 pm

ATV/UTV Trails are open til October 31, 2014. 
 Need a map? Click here to request your copy today!


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Oconto County ATV Trails


May 7, 2014 10:40 am

The Oconto County ATV Trails will Open Saturday, May 10th, 2014.  If you have any questions regarding the trails please call 920.834.6969.  Trails will be open through October 31st.  Trails vary from very easy to moderate and all should be suitable for most riders.  We are less than a full tank of gas round trip from the Fox Cities/Green Bay area! Remember to join a club! To request a detailed map of ATV/UTV trails, click here! Happy Riding :)






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CLOSED FOR THE SEASON


Apr. 1, 2014 8:19 am

The Oconto County Snowmobile Trail System is closed for the season, See you next year! :)
Thank you goes out to all our volunteers that keep the trails in excellent condition.

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Trails Close March 31st at Midnight


Mar. 27, 2014 10:01 am

All Trails will Close at Midnight March 31st.

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club
Trails are in fair spring riding condition.  Be careful of melt-offs and icy corners. Most trails are still ride able but extreme caution is advised.  If we get sufficient snow we will resume grooming in areas where it will do some good.  Langlade County Trails will close for the year on Tuesday March 25th.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club 
Paul Bunyan Riders Trails will close midnight March 31st.  We will close the gates on Tuesday April 1st.  The Paul Bunyan Riders that rode our trails and patronized our member businesses.  The trails were awesome this year with only a few days of early thawing.  We will be back getting the trails brushed and ready for next season starting in September.  Have a great summer.

Kelly Lake, Lee Lake, White Potato Lake - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders
Trails are CLOSED 3/26/2014

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club 
Trails will remain open another week however they will not be grooming.  The trails held up better than expected over the weekend. Enjoy the weather!

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club 
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are CLOSED as of 3/26/2014.

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club 
Sno-Riders Club trails are in fair condition.

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers 
The Chase Trails are CLOSED 3/26/2014

Lena & Oconto Lena Sno-Drifters 
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are closed as of 3/26/2014

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Last Week of the Season!


Mar. 24, 2014 2:51 pm

All Trails will Close at Midnight March 31st.

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club
Trails are in fair spring riding condition.  Be careful of melt-offs and icy corners. Most trails are still ride able but extreme caution is advised.  If we get sufficient snow we will resume grooming in areas where it will do some good.  Langlade County Trails will close for the year on Tuesday March 25th.
 
Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club 
Paul Bunyan Riders Trails will close midnight March 31st.  We will close the gates on Tuesday April 1st.  The Paul Bunyan Riders that rode our trails and patronized our member businesses.  The trails were awesome this year with only a few days of early thawing.  We will be back getting the trails brushed and ready for next season starting in September.  Have a great summer.
 
Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Trails are in fair condition
 
Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club 
Trails will remain open another week however they will not be grooming.  The trails held up better than expected over the weekend. Enjoy the weather!
 
Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club 
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are CLOSED as of 3/24/2014.
 
Gillett - Sno-Riders Club 
Sno-Riders Club trails are in fair condition.
 
Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers 
The Chase Trails are CLOSED 3/24/2014
 
Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters 
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are closed as of 3/24/2014

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First Day of Spring!!


Mar. 20, 2014 3:49 pm

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club
Townsend had about 2 inches of fresh snow.  Trails are in fair to good spring riding condition. 

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club 
The Lakewood/Townsend area received a little under 2 inches of wet snow. There is not enough to groom but it will give us some much need lubrication for the slides.  The corners will be icy and there will be some rocks to deal with. Ride safe.

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Trails are in fair to good condition.

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club 
Trails are in fair condition due to the warm temperature.  Trails are very icy and riders are to use extreme caution.

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club 
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are CLOSED as of 3/20/2014.

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club 
Sno-Riders Club trails are opened and in fair to good condition.

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers 
The Chase Trails are CLOSED 3/20/2014

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters 
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are closed as of 3/20/2014

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Happy St. Patty's Day!


Mar. 17, 2014 3:03 pm

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club
With the recent warm-up we had some melting especially in open areas and south facing hills.  Trail conditions are a lot of bare spots on hills and corners, fair spring riding.  Iron Snowshoe trail system to south of Cty C is closed so the connector to the Silver Cliff and Crooked Lake area is closed.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club 
Lots of bare spots on hills and on the corners.  Road routes are bare unless they were in the shade.  Iron Snowshoe trail system to south of Cty C is closed so the connector to the Silver Cliff and Crooked Lake area is closed.  The bottom line is you can still ride but we would rate the trails as fair spring riding condition at best.  There is snow in forecast for Tuesday night into Wednesday.  If that happen we could get another weekend of riding.  We will update report as conditions change.  If you do ride watch for ice on the corners.

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Trails are in fair to good condition.

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club 
Trails are in fair condition due to the warm temperature.  Trails are very icy and riders are to use extreme caution.

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club 
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are CLOSED as of 3/17/2014.

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club 
Sno-Riders Club trails are opened and in fair to good condition.

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers 
The Chase Trails are CLOSED 3/17/2014

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters 
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are closed as of 3/18/2014



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Spring is in the Air


Mar. 13, 2014 8:44 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club
With the recent arm-up we had some melting especially in open areas and south facing hills.  However, there is a lot of case and we expect good Spring riding conditions for this weekend.  Groomers will continue to run when nighttime air temperatures permit.  Watch for icy corners and some water in open areas depending on air temperature. 

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club 
The warm weather has taken a toll on the trails.  Open areas that the sun got to have bare spots and the low spots have water in them.  Be careful on corners. 

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Trails are in fair to good condition.

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club 
Trails are in fair condition due to the warm temperature.  Trails are very icy and riders are to use extreme caution.

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club 
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are CLOSED as of 3/11/2014.

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club 
Sno-Riders Club trails are opened and in fair to good condition.

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers 
The Chase Trails are CLOSED 3/13/2014

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters 
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in fair to good condition.


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March


Mar. 7, 2014 5:01 pm

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club
All Red Arrow trails are in excellent condition.  We will be grooming regularly into and thru the weekend.  Ride now with only a few weeks left in the season.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club 
All trails are groomed and in excellent condition. Ride now warmer weather on the way.

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Trails are in good to excellent and groomed.

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club 
Trails are in very good to excellent condition, grooming for the weekend.

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club 
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are CLOSED as of 3/11/2014.

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club 
Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  Trails are in good condition and groomed.

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers 
The Chase trails are groomed and in good condition.  Schwartz road between Van Dornick Road & County S have been designated by the Town of Chase as a Snowmobile Route.  The Chase Stone Barn Park is now designated as a "Park & Ride" for snowmobilers.

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters 
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in good condition and bring groomed! Remind to all snowmobilers to please stay on the trails.

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Hello March!


Feb. 28, 2014 11:23 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club
All Red Arrow trails are in excellent condition.  We will be grooming regularly into and thru the weekend.  With the cold weather conditions, trails will remain beyond excellent.  Trails are hard and flat with just enough loose snow to provide lubrication.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club 
All trails are groomed and in excellent condition.  Expecting lite snow late Friday around a inch or two.  If you can brave the cold you will have great riding all weekend long.

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Trails are in good to excellent and groomed.

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club 
Trails are in very good to excellent condition, grooming for the weekend.

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club 
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are CLOSED as of 3/11/2014.

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club 
Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  Trails are in excellent condition and groomed.

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers 
The Chase trails are groomed and in very good condition.  Schwartz road between Van Dornick Road & County S have been designated by the Town of Chase as a Snowmobile Route.  The Chase Stone Barn Park is now designated as a "Park & Ride" for snowmobilers.

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters 
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in excellent condition and bring groomed! Remind to all snowmobilers to please stay on the trails.



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Storm Donald, yes like Donald Driver!


Feb. 21, 2014 11:30 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club
All trails are in excellent condition with 4-5 inches of fresh heavy snow Thursday evening.  Groomers are both out today! We expect to be grooming all weekend.  Conditions will be beyond excellent and some of the best we have ever seen.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club 
The Lakewood area received 4 to 5 inches of fresh snow Monday. All three groomers are out getting the trails back in shape. The temperature is going to reach the mid 30's for the next two days with more snow on Thursday with a chance it starts out as rain. Hopefully we will be cold enough to be all snow. Starting Friday the temperature will be in the mid-teens. The trails will be in excellent condition for the weekend. Enjoy the trails and ride safe!

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Trails are in good to excellent and groomed.

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club 
Trails are in very good to excellent condition, grooming for the weekend.

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club 
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are opened and in good to excellent condition.

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club 
Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  Trails are in excellent condition and groomed.

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers 
The Chase trails are groomed and in very good condition.  Schwartz road between Van Dornick Road & County S have been designated by the Town of Chase as a Snowmobile Route.  The Chase Stone Barn Park is now designated as a "Park & Ride" for snowmobilers.

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters 

The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in excellent condition and bring groomed! Remind to all snowmobilers to please stay on the trails.

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Snow Storm Carol... Yes!


Feb. 18, 2014 3:12 pm

FRESH 4-8 inches of Snow in Oconto County Monday 2/17!!!

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club
All trails are in excellent condition with 5 inches of fresh snow Monday evening.  Trail were all groomed after the snow! We are expecting 5-10 inches of fresh heavy snow on Thursday and the groomers will be out right after that getting things ready for the weekend!!!

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club 
The Lakewood area received 4 to 5 inches of fresh snow Monday. All three groomers are out getting the trails back in shape. The temperature is going to reach the mid 30's for the next two days with more snow on Thursday with a chance it starts out as rain. Hopefully we will be cold enough to be all snow. Starting Friday the temperature will be in the mid-teens. The trails will be in excellent condition for the weekend. Enjoy the trails and ride safe!

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Trails are in good to excellent and groomed.

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club 
Trails are in very good to excellent condition, grooming for the weekend.

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club 
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are opened and in good to excellent condition.

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club 
Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  Trails are in excellent condition and groomers will be out this week.

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers 
The Chase trails are groomed and in very good condition.  Schwartz road between Van Dornick Road & County S have been designated by the Town of Chase as a Snowmobile Route.  The Chase Stone Barn Park is now designated as a "Park & Ride" for snowmobilers.

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters 
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in excellent condition and bring groomed! Remind to all snowmobilers to please stay on the trails.


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Trails are in BEST Condition Ever!


Feb. 14, 2014 9:13 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club  
All trails are in excellent condition and were freshly groomed Saturday evening. The trails are hard and holding up well with lots of riders up for the weekend.  Some say trails are in the best condition ever!!!!

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club  

The trails are in excellent shape and warmer weather is on the way starting Wednesday!

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Trails are in good to excellent and groomed.


Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club  

Trails are in very good to excellent condition, grooming for the weekend.

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club  

The Sno-Jokers Club trails are opened and in good to excellent condition.  

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club  

Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  Trails are in excellent condition and groomers will be out this week.  

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers  

The Chase trails are groomed and in very good condition.  Schwartz road between Van Dornick Road & County S have been designated by the Town of Chase as a Snowmobile Route.  The Chase Stone Barn Park is now designated as a "Park & Ride" for snowmobilers.  

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters  

The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in good to excellent condition.  Remind to all snowmobilers to please stay on the trails.

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Warmer Weather is on the Way!


Feb. 10, 2014 3:47 pm

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club  
All trails are in excellent condition and were freshly groomed Saturday evening. The trails are hard and holding up well with lots of riders up for the weekend.  Some say trails are in the best condition ever!!!!

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club  

The trails are in excellent shape and warmer weather is on the way starting Wednesday!

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders Trails are in good to excellent and groomed.


Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club  

Trails are in very good to excellent condition, grooming is ongoing, some corners have become icy.  Please slow down approaching corners for safety.

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club  

The Sno-Jokers Club trails are opened and in good to excellent condition.  

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club  

Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  Trails are in excellent condition and groomers will be out this week.  

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers  

The Chase trails are groomed and in very good condition.  Schwartz road between Van Dornick Road & County S have been designated by the Town of Chase as a Snowmobile Route.  The Chase Stone Barn Park is now designated as a "Park & Ride" for snowmobilers.  

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters  

The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in good to excellent condition.  Remind to all snowmobilers to please stay on the trails.    

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The weekend is here!!!!


Jan. 31, 2014 2:10 pm

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club  
All trails are in excellent condition. 2 inches of fresh snow expected Thursday.  Will be grooming throughout the weekend. 

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club  
As of 7:00 AM the temp is a toasty -16 below. The trails are in excellent condition and with the temps warming up to the teens for this weekend we will have awesome riding in the Lakewood/Townsend Area.  If you do ride in this very cold weather don't go alone, ride safe! 

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders   


Trails are in good to excellent condition with 12-14 inches of snow on the ground. 

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club  
With 12 inches of new snow last week, all trails are being groomed regularly and in excellent condition.  

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club  
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are opened and in good to excellent condition.  

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club  
Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  Trails are in excellent condition and groomers will be out this week.  

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers  
The Chase trails are groomed and in very good condition.  Schwartz road between Van Dornick Road & County S have been designated by the Town of Chase as a Snowmobile Route.  The Chase Stone Barn Park is now designated as a "Park & Ride" for snowmobilers.  

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters  
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in good to excellent condition.  Remind to all snowmobilers to please stay on the trails.    

February 8th is the Sno-Drifters Annual Banquet at Romy's Holiday Inn in Suring at 6:00 PM. Dinner is a buffet.  For tickets please call 920-829-5467.

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End of January!


Jan. 28, 2014 1:02 pm

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club 
All trails are in excellent condition. 2 inches of fresh snow expected Thursday.  Will be grooming throughout the weekend.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club 

As of 7:00 AM the temp is a toasty -16 below. The trails are in excellent condition and with the temps warming up to the teens for this weekend we will have awesome riding in the Lakewood/Townsend Area.  If you do ride in this very cold weather don't go alone, ride safe!

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders  
Trails are in good to excellent condition with 12-14 inches of snow on the ground.

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club 
With 12 inches of new snow last week, all trails are being groomed regularly and in excellent condition. 

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club 
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are opened and in good to excellent condition. 

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club 
Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  Trails are in excellent condition and groomers will be out this week. 

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers 
The Chase trails are groomed and in very good condition.  Schwartz road between Van Dornick Road & County S have been designated by the Town of Chase as a Snowmobile Route.  The Chase Stone Barn Park is now designated as a "Park & Ride" for snowmobilers. 

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters 
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in good to excellent condition.  Remind to all snowmobilers to please stay on the trails.   

February 8th is the Sno-Drifters Annual Banquet at Romy's Holiday Inn in Suring at 6:00 PM.  Dinner is a buffet.  920-829-5467

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TGIF


Jan. 24, 2014 8:32 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club
Over a food of fresh snow last week and our groomers took full advantage.  Groomers will be out all weekend.  All trails are in excellent condition.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club
All Paul Bunyan Trails are groomed and in excellent condition.  Today temperature will be in the low twenties with a big cool down on the way.  Groomers will be out this weekend.

January 25th at Waubee Lake Lodge - Paul Bunyan Riders Fun DayRaffles starting at 1:00 PM with food and beverages all day, big ticket drawing at 8:0 PM

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders 
Trails are in good to excellent condition with 12-14 inches of snow on the ground.  There is a section of standing corn between intersection 69 & 73 (Cooley Lake to Suring) that is preventing access.  This section is closed until the corn can be pulled off.  Please avoid this area.

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club


With 12 inches of new snow last week, all trails are being groomed regularly and in excellent condition.

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are opened and in good to excellent condition.

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club
Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  Trails are in excellent condition and groomers will be out this week.

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers
The Chase trails are groomed and in very good condition.  Schwartz road between Van Dornick Road & County S have been designated by the Town of Chase as a Snowmobile Route.  The Chase Stone Barn Park is now designated as a "Park & Ride" for snowmobilers.

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in good to excellent condition.  Remind to all snowmobilers to please stay on the trails.  

February 8th is the Sno-Drifters Annual Banquet at Romy's Holiday Inn in Suring at 6:00 PM.  Dinner is a buffet.  920-829-5467

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails:

Trails are groomed to perfection from start to end.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trail:
Lots of snow last week.  A light snow was falling while we were grooming.  New snow in the tracks may make for slow skiing for the first few skiers and possible icing on the bottom of your skis until the track is "skied in."  To minimize any problem it is suggested that you apply a silicone or teflon based spray or ski prep all the way from the tips to the tails of your waxless skis, including the "fish scale" kick area.  If you use a spray, wipe it with a rag or paper towel after spraying to get an even coating.  Any silicone spray will work, it doesn't need to be specific for skis.

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Oconto County in January!


Jan. 21, 2014 8:30 am

Townsend - Red Arrow Snowmobile Club
Nearly a foot of fresh snow last week and the groomers took full advantage.  The guys fixed our ultimate Monday and both groomers will be out regularly this week.  All trails are in excellent condition.

Lakewood - Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club
All Paul Bunyan Trails are groomed and in excellent condition.  There are a few corners lacking snow.  WIth the cold temps the trails will be awesome for the weekend.  

January 25th at Waubee Lake Lodge - Paul Bunyan Riders Fun Day


Raffles starting at 1:00 PM with food and beverages all day, big ticket drawing at 8:0 PM

Klondike - Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders 
Trails are in good to excellent condition with 12-14 inches of snow on the ground.  There is a section of standing corn between intersection 69 & 73 (Cooley Lake to Suring) that is preventing access.  This section is closed until the corn can be pulled off.  Please avoid this area.

Mountain & Suring - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club
With 12 inches of new snow last week, all trails are being groomed and are in great to excellent condition.

Oconto Falls - Sno-Jokers Club
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are opened and in good to excellent condition.

Gillett - Sno-Riders Club
Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  Trails are in excellent condition and groomers will be out this week.

Chase - Chase Sno-Chasers
The Chase trails are groomed and in very good condition.  Schwartz road between Van Dornick Road & County S have been designated by the Town of Chase as a Snowmobile Route.  The Chase Stone Barn Park is now designated as a "Park & Ride" for snowmobilers.

Lena, Oconto & Kelly Lake - Lena Sno-Drifters
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in good to excellent condition with 8 to 10 inches of fresh snow last week.  Trail to Irish Greens Golf Course is now open.


Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails:

Trails are groomed to perfection from start to end.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trail:
Lots of snow last week.  A light snow was falling while we were grooming.  New snow in the tracks may make for slow skiing for the first few skiers and possible icing on the bottom of your skis until the track is "skied in."  To minimize any problem it is suggested that you apply a silicone or teflon based spray or ski prep all the way from the tips to the tails of your waxless skis, including the "fish scale" kick area.  If you use a spray, wipe it with a rag or paper towel after spraying to get an even coating.  Any silicone spray will work, it doesn't need to be specific for skis.


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We Love Snow Storm Braden!


Jan. 15, 2014 9:06 am

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake:
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are in good to excellent condition with 8 to 10 inches of fresh snow.  Trail to Irish Greens Golf Course is now Open.

Chase: 
The Chase trails are groomed and in very good condition.  Schwartz road between Van Dornick Road & County S has been designated by the Town of Chase as a Snowmobile Route.  The Chase Stone Barn Park is now designated as a "Park N Ride" for snowmobilers.

Gillett:
The Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  Trails are in excellent condition.  Groomers will be out again today. 1/17

Oconto Falls:
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are opened and in good to excellent condition. 

Mountain & Suring Area
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are in good to excellent condition after receiving about a foot of snow!  Trails will be groomed by the weekend.  1/17

Townsend Area (Red Arrow Snowmobile Club)
Over 8 inches and more on it's way! Our groomers are running and we expect trails to be in excellent condition by Thursday.  Right now the trails are very good but we need to make a couple of more passes to get things packed down properly.

This is the weekend to come north.  Trail should be awesome in Townsend with similar condition in Lakewood and Mountain.  All area clubs are grooming.  Don't forget this Saturday is our bonfire in the woods east of Townsend on the trail to the Ski Hill.  

Lakewood Area (Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club)
The area received about 9 to 10 inches of snow so far.  All three groomers will be out tonight getting the entire Paul Bunyan Trail System done.  Trails will be in excellent condition. 

Bagley & Brazeau 
The Joyriders Club Trails are open and in good to excellent condition.  The Trail at the intersection of 73 & 68 is closed due to standing corn.  


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It's Warming up for the Weekend


Jan. 8, 2014 9:30 am

All Trails are Opened.....



Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake:
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are open and in fair to poor condition.  The north/south trail is good as well as the Lena to Kelly Lake trail.  Trail to Irish Greens Golf Course is now Open.

Gillett:
The Sno-Riders Club trails are opened.  With recent cold weather and lack of snow the trails are hard and ice covered.  Condition is fair to poor, please ride with caution.

Oconto Falls:
The Sno-Jokers Club trails are opened and in fair condition.  Grooming today 1/9/2014

Mountain & Suring Area
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are in poor to good condition.  The Pipeline has not been groomed as of 1/13.

Highway 64 North to County Line:
Townsend Area (Red Arrow Snowmobile Club)
With 4 inches of fresh snow Friday night the trails are in good/excellent condition. Groomers were out Saturday evening and covered the whole Red Arrow System.  We expect to be grooming multiple times a week going forward.

Lakewood Area (Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club)
Grooming expected to happen today 1/13.  Over the weekend received 2-3 inches of snow.  Expecting more Tuesday.  The trails are in good condition.

Bagley & Brazeau 
The Joyriders Club Trails are open and in fair to good early conditions.  The Trail at the intersection of 73 & 68 is closed due to standing corn.  



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Are you ready for the weekend??


Jan. 2, 2014 10:06 am

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake:

The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are open and in fair to poor condition. The north/south trail is good as well as the Lena to Kelly Lake trail. Trail to Irish Greens Golf Course is closed due to standing corn, use the railroad grade trail out of Oconto to get to Irish Greens.

Gillett:
The Sno-Riders Club trails are opened were groomed last Tuesday and will be groomed again this afternoon and tomorrow. The trails seem to be in great shape, but some caution needs to be taken when crossing the swamps as they might not be frozen yet or if they are it might not be real hard.

Oconto Falls:
The Sno-Jokers Club Trails opened late afternoon December 23rd, trails are in fair condition, groomed on December 23rd. Early riding condition with 5 inches of new snow, but it is light and fluffy and not staying on the trails.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area:
The Chase trails are open, early season riding conditions.

Highway 64 North to County Line (Townsend) Area:
Lakewood & Townsend
All Paul Bunyan and Red Arrow Trails are groomed and in good to very good condition with the snow we have received so far.  The cold temps will continue a couple more days with Saturdays in the twenties.


Red Arrow and Paul Bunyan trails opened for the season.
Trails are still in good condition for New Year's Weekend.  Conditions in the woods are varied depending on the base.  Area that were rutted by trucks during hunting season can be quite bumpy where those trails that have unplowed town roads as a base are in great shape.  

Bagley & Brazeau:
The Joyriders Club Trails are open and in fair to good early riding conditions. Grooming this week. The trail at the intersection of 73 & 68 is closed due to standing corn, it should open in a week.

Machickanee Ski Trails:
The trails were groomed Friday morning (12/27).  Skiing should be good until the temps get above freezing on Saturday (hopefully, that doesn't happen).  If it does not thaw on Saturday, expect more good skiing on Sunday.  Otherwise, Sunday could be fast and possibly icy.

Lakewood Cross XC Ski Trails:
Fair, more snow may help conditions.  Both skate lane and classic tracks are very firm.  There are some thin spots, with several places having leaves on track.


Remember to stop and cheer on the PACKERS this Sunday!

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Thank You Snow Storm Alice....


Dec. 23, 2013 10:15 am

Lena, Oconto and Kelly Lake
The Sno-Drifters Club reports trails are open and in fair to poor condition.  The north/south trail is good as well as the Lena to Kelly Lake trail.  Trail to Irish Greens Golf Course is closed due to standing corn, use the railroad grade trail out of Oconto to get to Irish Greens.

Gillett
The Sno-Riders Club trails are opened were groomed last Tuesday and will be groomed again this afternoon and tomorrow. The trails seem to be in great shape, but some caution needs to be taken when crossing the swamps as they might not be frozen yet or if they are it might not be real hard.

Oconto Falls
The Sno-Jokers Club Trails opened late afternoon December 23rd, trails are in fair condition, groomed on December 23rd.  Early riding condition with 5 inches of new snow, but it is light and fluffy and not staying on the trails.

South County Line (Little Suamico) to Highway 22 Area
The Chase trails are open, early season riding conditions.

Highway 64 North to County Line (Townsend) Area
Lakewood & Townsend
All Paul Bunyan and Red Arrow Trails are open and range from fair in the areas that are rutted up from trucks to good/very good in many areas. Report will be updated as snow fall amounts and conditions change.

Red Arrow and Paul Bunyan trails opened for the season on Monday December 16th. The Nicolet State Recreational Trail (Grade) and trails that follow smooth unplowed roads are in great condition. Those that use forest roads may not be have all the ruts caused during hunting season to be fully filled in. Also some icy spots have been reported. Bottom line is we have some very nice early season riding less than a round trip of gas from the Fox Valley and Green Bay. Come on up and ride!!!
Trails are also open in Forest County and Eastern Langlade County. This includes access to the bridge crossing at Langlade, White Lake and the Wolf River State Trail.

Bagley & Brazeau
The Joyriders Club Trails are open and in fair early riding conditions.  Grooming will begin December 26th.  The trail at the intersection of 73 & 68 is closed due to standing corn.  It should open in a week.


Cross Country Ski Trails
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails
The entire trail was pisten bully groomed on Sunday. No tracks were set. About 1 to 1 1/2 inches fell on top of that.  Grooming plans: The Pisten Bully went out today and will groom the Golf Course and clavicle loop. We will try to set tracks and see if there is enough snow for that.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails
We went out on 12/17 to clear the windfall that came down from the big winds we had late this fall.  There were around 6-7 trees across the trails in addition to a lot of large branches and the usual small stuff.  We were able to get the trails cleared except for one tree on the Timber Wolf Trail that needed a chain saw.  We pulled the track setter behind the snowmobile as we went and got a skiable track.  We set track again on 12/23.  We were able to remove the tree across the Timberwolf Trail  The recent snowfalls gave us good base and the track turned out very good.  Lots of skiers out 12/23 and they were all happy with the conditions.



Three inches of new snow are predicted for Christmas Eve into Christmas morning.  I am hoping to get out and groom Christmas morning or at least Thursday or Friday to get the trails ready for the weekend.  The holiday skiing should be great.

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Dec. 18, 2013 8:49 am

Let's Ride!  Oconto County Trail System is partially open.  All trails North of Lakewood are now open!!  There is a lot of ice under the snow so be careful on hills and corners.


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Dec. 16, 2013 11:37 am

The season has arrived, thank you for waiting patiently.  The Paul Bunyan Riders have opened their trails after grooming over the weekend.

Ride Safe!

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Are you getting the itch?


Dec. 5, 2013 9:33 am

The snow falling caused many of you to twitch and get the itch to break out those sleds.  Oconto County will let you know when the trails are ready for riding. Thank you for waiting patiently!   Before the season starts I think a big thank you is in order for all our volunteers on the trails.  We couldn't do it without you!  THANK YOU.....

 



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Nov. 18, 2013 1:54 pm

Snowmobile Season is just around the corner....

Our trail conditions will be posted here so make sure you stop by again when the snow starts falling! 

Request maps on-line at:  http://www.ocontocounty.org/contact-us/


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