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Welcome to Oconto County, Wisconsin...a place for you. Since the County is over 100 miles long, we've made it easy for you to navigate the array of tourism resources available in the County, or to help you locate available sites and buildings and obtain business assistance. The adjacent map divides the County into three distinct sections. All resources and attractions are categorized by region within the County. So come to Oconto County to play, live or work, because after all, we are a place for you!


Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails
ATV/UTV Trails
ATV/UTV Trails
Oconto County Tourism - 1-888-626-6862    Website


Oconto County ATV/UTV trail system is over 450 miles of fully interconnected scenic riding. We are less than a full tank of gas round trip from the Fox Cities/Green Bay area and less than a three hour drive from the Milwaukee area. Trails are open April 30th thru October 31st for 2016. Dates are subject to change depending on weather and trail conditions.

For your convenience, trail heads have been strategically placed throughout the County. Trail heads are located near Hwy 32/64 intersection, just East of Chute Pond, in Gillett at Zippel Park, in Suring near the Village Hall, and in Lakewood on Hwy 32. The Nicolet State Recreational Trail starts in Gillett and runs 90 miles north to connect to numerous trails systems.

Oconto County Snowmobile Trails
Snowmobile Trails
Snowmobile Trails
Oconto County Tourism  - 1-888-626-6862    Website


Oconto County has over 475 miles of snowmobile trails! We are less than a full tank of gas round trip from the Fox Cities/Geen Bay area and less than a three hour drive from the Milwaukee area.

For your convenience, trail heads have been strategically placed throughout the County. Trail heads are located near Hwy 32/64 intersection, just East of Chute Pond, in Gillett at Zippel Park, in Suring near the Village Hall, and in Lakewood on Hwy 32. The Nicolet State Recreational Trail starts in Gillett and runs 90 miles north to connect to numerous trails systems.

Download Map of the Oconto County Snowmobile Trails, click here!

For trail conditions or questions call 1-888-626-6862 or click here!

2015-2016 Discounted WI Snowmobile Trail Pass
Effective July 1, 2015 each sled operating on a WI public snowmobile trail will be required to display a Wisconsin trail pass, to be purchased annually.

Resident and Non-Resident Trail Passes
Coming from out of state? - Wisconsin law requires those who use Wisconsin snowmobile trails to display both their Wisconsin registration and a snowmobile trail pass. Funds from this program will be designated for use as trail aids and related costs to enhance all Wisconsin snowmobile recreation.

Oconto County ATV/UTV Clubs
Crooked Trail Riders ATV Club
Crooked Trail Riders ATV Club
Crooked Lake, WI - 920-788-7019    Website

Crooked Trails ATV club was formed in 2005 to promote and maintain safe ATV trail access to the Crooked Lake area in Oconto County. Crooked Trails ATV Club promotes family events, activities, and rides throughout the year. We continue pursue new ATV/UTV trails near Crooked Lake and surrounding areas for your enjoyment.
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Dusty Trails ATV Club
Dusty Trails ATV Club
Mountain, WI    Website

The Oconto County ATV Trail System has over 400 miles of ATV/UTV trails. This trail system includes routes and trails on Oconto County land and town roads. UTV are not allowed in Nicolet National Forest. Click here for Trail Reports

Gillett Sno & ATV Riders
Gillett Sno & ATV Riders
Gillett, WI    Website

The Gillett Sno & ATV Riders Gillett Sno & ATV Riders maintains 17.7 miles of trails through the country, towns, and private land of Gillett, Underhill, and Maple Valley.
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Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club
Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club
Lakewood/Doty/Riverview, WI    Website

The Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club works with the townships of Doty, Riverview and Lakewood in Oconto County to provide access to existing ATV trails.
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Oconto Area ATV Club
Oconto Area ATV Club
Oconto, WI    

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Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club
Townsend, WI - 920-960-6823    Website

Red Arrow grooms over 60 miles of trails. The majority of the trails run through the Nicolet National Forest. Our trails are connected to the Paul Bunyan trails to the south, the 100 Miler (LMT) to the north, and the Lily Sno Birds to the West. In addition to our funded trails we groom about 20 miles of unfunded club trails.
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Oconto County Snowmobile Clubs
Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders
Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders
Klondike, WI    Website

The club is located in south-eastern Oconto County. We maintain over 98 miles of groomed trails in Oconto and extend into Marinette County. Our trail system runs north from White Potato Lake area and south to the Suring/Kelly Lake/Lee Lake area. Also the trail runs from Coleman to our east and Chute Pond to our west. We cover the townships of Bagley, Brazeau, Maple Valley and Suring. Click here for Trail Reports or Find us on Facebook!

Chase Sno-Chasers
Chase Sno-Chasers
Chase, WI - 920-619-1377    Website

The club currently has 12.3 miles of funded trail. The Sno-Chasers have built their own drag and lease a four-wheel drive tractor to pull it with during the winter months. When weather permits, the trails are groomed 2-3 times per week by volunteers from the club.
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Chute Pond Snowmobile Club
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club
Mountain, WI    Website

We are the sixth largest 100% AWSC club in Wisconsin, with 205 family memberships. We meet from October through April, on the second Saturday of the month. We hold several “family friendly” annual events for our club members such as our Hayride & Bonfire cookout, Club Slalom Races, Vintage Ride and Show, and Trail side Cookout. Click here for Trail Reports or Find us on Facebook!

Gillett Sno & ATV Riders
Gillett Sno & ATV Riders
Gillett, WI    Website

The Gillett Sno & ATV Riders Gillett Sno & ATV Riders maintains 17.7 miles of trails through the country, towns, and private land of Gillett, Underhill, and Maple Valley.
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Lena Snow Drifters
Lena Snow Drifters
Lena, WI - 920-829-5467    Website

The Lena Snow Drifters Club takes care of 57 miles of trail system. From Stiles to the Marinette County line, Oconto to Lena, Lena to Kelly Lake and Lena to Oconto Falls. The Club maintains the trails with 2 groomers, From Stiles to the Marinette County line, Oconto to Lena, Lena to Kelly Lake and Lena to Oconto Falls. The Club maintains the trails with 2 groomers, a Sure Track with a 10 ft drag and a tractor with a 10 foot drag.
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Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers
Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers
Oconto Falls, WI    Website

The Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers maintain 37.3 miles of snowmobile trails in Oconto County. The Sno-Jokers trail system connects with neighboring trail systems of Chase, Gillett, Krakow, and Lena. Communities located along our trail system include Oconto Falls, Morgan, Sampson, and Stiles. Our trail system passes through the Machickanee Forest as well as other wooded and farmland countryside. The trail system also allows easy access to the city of Oconto Falls via designated city trails and the Oconto River. Click here for Trail Reports

Paul Bunyan Riders
Paul Bunyan Riders
Lakewood, WI    Website

The Paul Bunyan Riders was created as an effort by the local businesses in the early years to support Snowmobiling in the area. Incorporated in November 1970, and now with approximately 150 members, Paul Buyon Riders are 100% A.W.S.C. (Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs) member club. They groom approximately 77.6 miles of funded trails and approximately 25 miles of unfunded trails. Click here for Trail Reports

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club
Townsend, WI - 920-960-6823    Website

Red Arrow grooms over 60 miles of trails. The majority of the trails run through the Nicolet National Forest. Our trails are connected to the Paul Bunyan trails to the south, the 100 Miler (LMT) to the north, and the Lily Sno Birds to the West. In addition to our funded trails we groom about 20 miles of unfunded club trails. Click here for Trail Reports or Find us on Facebook!

River Valley - Trails
Oconto County Recreation Trail
Oconto County Recreation Trail
Gillett, WI  - 920-855-6283    Website

The Oconto County Recreation Trail has many branches covering the expansive county from North to South and East to West. The portion of the Trail that goes through Gillett is for snowmobiling, hiking, bicycling, and horse back riding.

Nicolet - Trails
Boulder Lake Campground Trail
Boulder Lake Campground Trail
Website

A wooden boardwalk begins your journey into another world of primitive bog vegetation, deer trails, squirrels' nests, and the workings of woodpeckers. Hike up and down the ridges around a large open bog area. The huge boulders you'll see are the calling cards left behind when the last glacier receded and formed the rugged terrain over 10,000 years ago. Campers can access the trail from several points in the campground.

Directions: From Langlade, take State Highway 55 south for 5 miles to County Highway WW. Turn left and go east 1/2 mile to Campground Road (FR 2166). Turn left onto Campground Road and head north to Boulder Lake Campground. As you enter the campground, go past the road to the boat ramp (on left). Turn at the first right, just past the entry information area into the parking area. A trail map is located at the trailhead.

Cathedral Pines
Cathedral Pines
Townsend, WI - 715-276-6333    Website

Follow this 1/4 mile trail into a unique "cathedral" of towering pines and hemlock trees. This area survived Wisconsin's logging era and has been preserved in its natural state. During early summer you may observe great blue herons nesting high in the tallest pines. This is one of Wisconsin's largest active heron colonies. The site may be visited May through October.

Directions: From Lakewood, take State Hwy 32 North 1 mile to Archibald Road (FR 2121). Turn left (west) for 1-1/2 miles. Watch for signs on the left side of the road. Turn right to parking area. There is parking for 5 vehicles, hiking trails and benches. The site is accessible for persons with disabilities.

Chute Pond Overlook Trail
Chute Pond Overlook Trail
Mountain, WI - 715-276-6333    Website

This short, moderately steep trail (2/3 miles) leads to the top of a rock outcrop that features five vistas. Three of the vistas overlook Chute Pond, one looks over a Forest Service tree plantation, and one looks north along State Highway 32 with Bagley Rapids on the west and Green Lake on the east. At the northernmost vista, look north to see the last remaining Forest Service fire lookout tower almost six miles away at Mountain. Looking south from the southernmost vista you can see the radio tower on Suring Hill, about eight miles away. Be sure to bring your binoculars on this hike!

Directions: From Mountain, take State Hwy 32 south for 3 1/2 miles to Parkway Drive and turn right (west). Follow the signs to the scenic overlook. Parking lot for 4 vehicles. The site is 2/3 mile from the parking lot and is not accessible to persons with disabilities.

Jones Spring Area Trail
Jones Spring Area Trail
Fanny Lake Road, Townsend, WI - 715-276-6333    Website | Map

You are bound to see wildlife on this trail. Jones Spring is a 2,000 acre area managed for non-motorized use and offers several loops of hiking and groomed cross-country ski trails (for traditional style skiing). The area features three lakes. Fanny Lake has five walk-in campsites on the shore. On an overlook between Upper and Lower Jones Lakes, you'll find an Adirondack-style shelter for a quick rest while skiing or a place to picnic when hiking. The trail traverses a variety of landscapes and forest types which also means a variety of wildlife. Look for the wood duck boxes which have been placed here to increase the wood duck population. Jones Spring Area is also managed as a wildlife area for hunting.

Directions: From Townsend, take County Highway T southwest for 5 miles to Fanny Lake Road (FR 2938). Turn right and follow Fanny Lake Road west to parking area. Space is available for approximately 6 vehicles.

Lakewood X-C Ski Trail
Lakewood X-C Ski Trail
Lakewood, WI  - 715-276-1754    Website

The Lakewood Ski Trail winds through beautiful, wooded setting with rolling hills. The 22 kilometer main trail, known as the blue trail is continuous between McCaslin Brook Country Club and County F. Several secondary loops connect to the blue trail. The blue trail is maintained for both traditional cross-country skiing and ski skating. Trails are groomed in accordance with snow conditions. In the summer season, mountain bikes are welcome, but are not allowed on the golf course part of the trail.

Maranatha Ski Trail
Maranatha Ski Trail
Sawyer Lake Road, Langlade, WI - 715-362-1300    Website | Map

This trail is maintained by the privately-run Silver Birch Ranch and is a system of interconnected loops. One of these loops crosses Rose Lake. Before skiing this loop, check ice conditions on the lake. This trail is groomed for traditional skiing and is marked for beginning, intermediate and advanced skiers. A map is available at Silver Birch Ranch.

Directions: From Langlade, follow State Highway 55 about 4 miles north to Sawyer Lake Road (FR 2122). Turn right onto Sawyer Lake Road and go east and north about 2 miles. The parking area is on the right (south) side of Sawyer Lake Road. There is space for approximately 6-8 cars.

Nicolet Nordic Ski Trail
Nicolet Nordic Ski Trail
McComb Lake Road, Mountain, WI - 715-479-2827    Website | Map

The Nicolet Nordic Ski Trails are cross-country trails groomed by volunteer efforts of local ski club members and friends in cooperation with the Forest Service. Most of the trails are double tracked. A trail map is located at the trailhead.

Directions: From the town of Mountain, follow County Highway W west for 1 mile to McComb Lake Road (FR 2311). Turn left and go south 2 miles to parking area on the left (east) side of the road. Space is available for approximately 30 vehicles.

Nicolet State Trail
Nicolet State Trail
Oconto County - 920-834-6969    Website

The Nicolet State Trail in Oconto County begins in the town of Gillett near the Oconto/Shawano county line. Gillett is located on State Highway 22, about 18 miles northeast of the city of Shawano. The trail runs for about 30 miles north from Gillett in Oconto County and passes through the communities of Suring, Mountain, Lakewood and Townsend. In Suring, a parking area with access to the trail is available next to the Village Hall near State Highway 32. Beginning around Mountain, the trail parallels Highway 32 the rest of the way north into Forest County.

Directions: The Nicolet State Trail in Oconto County begins in the town of Gillett near the Oconto/Shawano county line. Gillett is located on State Highway 22, about 18 miles northeast of the city of Shawano. The trail runs for about 30 miles north from Gillett in Oconto County and passes through the communities of Suring, Mountain, Lakewood and Townsend. In Suring, a parking area with access to the trail is available next to the Village Hall near State Highway 32. Beginning around Mountain, the trail parallels Highway 32 the rest of the way north into Forest County.

Popple Ridge Horse Trail
Popple Ridge Horse Trail
Sawyer Lake Road, Lakewood, WI - 715-276-6333    Map

The Popple Ridge Horse Trails are located on gently rolling terrain. The trail tread is a mix of sand and some stones. All but one section is wide enough for 2 horses to ride side-by-side. These wooded trails are cool and shady even in the middle of the summer.
Trail lenght: 26 miles of marked trails

Directions: From the intersection of Highways 64 and 55 near Langlage drive north 4 miles on Highway 55 to the intersection with Sawyer Lake Road. There is parking for the trail at this intersection.

Quartz Hill Trail
Quartz Hill Trail
Highway 32 South, Laona, WI  - 715-276-6333    Website | Map

Discover the breath taking Quartz Hill Trail located on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Laona, Wis. This stunning trail cascades into two sections. One portion is located on the east and the other portion is located on the west side of Wisconsin State Highway 32. The east section leads across a boardwalk to the top of McCaslin Mountain. It has moderately steep sections, but the view from the top of this quartz rock outcrop is worth the climb. The prettiest time to explore the trail is in fall when the brilliant fall colors will be visible on the surrounding hills from the overlook.

Bay Shores - Trails
Machickanee Ski Trail
Machickanee Ski Trail
Stiles, WI - 920-846-2965    Website

The Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails were originally planned and developed by local skiers in the Oconto County Forest with the cooperation of the Oconto County Land , Forest , and Parks Committee. The current trail system has resulted from the efforts of many volunteers who have donated their time, money, and energy since 1978. In 1982, the Machickanee Cross Country Ski Club was formed to organize those efforts. The trails lead through a series of forest types, including red pine plantations, coniferous swamps, oak ridges, and birch and aspen stands. They undulate through topography ranging from creek bottoms to ridge tops. Numerous hills and curves of various slopes and lengths make this course a challenge for the intermediate to advanced skiers. Find us on Facebook!

Oconto Marsh
Oconto Marsh
County Y, Oconto, WI - 920-834-6845    Website | Map

The city of Oconto has a large marsh area also known as the Oconto Marsh and is part of the Great Wisconsin Birding & Nature Trail, Lake Michigan Region. The Oconto Marsh & Rush Point Refuge is located just north of the City of Oconto on the west shore of Green Bay. Covering more than 800 acres, the marsh is an area rich in birdlife, which includes: Wood Ducks, Ring-neck Ducks, Snowy Owl, Scoters and many, many more. It also encompasses a state waterfowl sanctuary and a breeding ground for the "yellow-headed blackbird. Uncommon birds such as Acadian Flycatchers and Cerulean Warblers can also be found here.

Oconto River State Trail
Oconto River State Trail
Oconto, WI - 920-834-6995    Website | Map

This 8-mile trail passes through the forests and farms of Oconto County between the communities of Oconto and Stiles Junction. Outside of Oconto the trail parallels the Oconto River. The river has a long history of human activity, dating back 6000 years to the early Native Americans who lived along the river, to the fur trading and logging operations of the last few centuries, to present-day recreation activities such as canoeing and kayaking. Copper Culture State Park, which is near the trail, sits on the banks of the river and features a Native American burial ground and museum. The Copper Culture burial ground is the oldest cemetery site in Wisconsin and possibly the oldest site in eastern North America.

Outback Riders
Outback Riders
Suamico, WI    Website

Outback Riders, Inc. was established to create and maintain a public bridle path in the Machickanee Forest and the Oconto River Trail in accordance with the Special Recreational Use Permit granted by the Oconto County Forestry & Parks Department; to hold family oriented equine related social activities and fundraisers. Find us on Facebook!

Ride Oconto History
Ride Oconto History
Oconto, WI - 920-834-7711    Website

Bike routes through historic Oconto. 5 bike routes with 46 historical stops. This includes: 1 National Landmark, 5 Historical Markers, 28 National Registers of Historic Places.
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