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Sept. 9, 2020 3:01 pm

Gillett Area:

The Nicolet State Trail from Klaus Lake Rd North to Gillett Town Hall Rd is in the process of having gravel spread down it and regraded this week. You can still utilize the trail but do so with extreme caution around the workers and equipment.

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Labor Day Weekend


Sept. 3, 2020 9:13 am

Oconto County Trail Update

Crooked Lake Area:

1.      INT 673 - 671 Smyth to Holts Ranch Roads Remains Closed

2.      INT 459 - 457 USFS 55543 is OPEN

Dusty Trails:

1.      INT 429 to Butler Springs is OPEN

2.      Pipeline Detour Remains CLOSED and Detour still in effect




ATV/UTV Operators: Ride Responsibly

Labor Day Weekend

 

man riding an ATV

Labor Day weekend is expected to be a busy time on ATV/UTV trails and road routes as many celebrate this final weekend of summer. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR

MADISON, Wis.  - The DNR is encouraging ATV and UTV operators to brush up on safe practices ahead of the Labor Day holiday. So far in 2020 there have been 23 fatal ATV and UTV incidents, compared to 14 in 2019.  

The state's off-highway vehicle administrator says operators of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and utility-terrain vehicles (UTV) should know the state laws and proven safety practices before enjoying any of Wisconsin's designated trails and routes this weekend.

"Labor Day weekend is expected to be a busy time on our trails and road routes as many celebrate this final weekend of summer," said Lt. Martin R. Stone, Off-Highway Vehicle Administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Bureau of Law Enforcement. "We want everyone to enjoy themselves and to return home with fun stories of their outings. To do that, knowing the ATV-UTV laws and safe operation practices is a must."

SAFETY TIPS & SAFETY COURSE

Stone said when used safely and wisely, ATVs and UTVs can provide a source of fun and family recreation as well as a useful tool for work and exploring the outdoors. When used unwisely by untrained, inexperienced operators, they can be dangerous. It is the responsibility of all ATV & UTV operators to make the sport a safe one. Please remember these safety tips:

  • Never consume alcohol or drugs before or during your ride.
  • Wear your seat belt and your helmet! It could save your life.
  • While you're at it, wear protective clothing such as eye protection, gloves, long pants and a long-sleeve shirt.
  • Keep your speed in check for the terrain, visibility conditions and your experience.

"One of the best things you can do is take a safety course," Stone said.

The online courses can be found here. ATV and UTV operators born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 who are at least 12 years old for an ATV (and at least 16 years old for UTV) must complete an ATV safety certification course to operate in Wisconsin (exception: on private property owned by operator's immediate family).

NEW LAWS REFRESHER

Stone says the new state laws, which took effect March 4, affect passenger requirements, headlamps, operational requirements, vehicle legal definitions and more. Here are the highlights:

?        ATV operators cannot have a passenger riding in or on any part of an ATV that is not designed or intended to be used by passengers. Previously, this law only applied to roadways. After market seating does not comply with the law.

?        For ATVs, low-pressure tires are no longer required; instead, the only requirement is three or more tires. ATVs are required to be commercially designed and manufactured and their width cannot exceed 50 inches as measured laterally between the outermost wheel rims on each side of the vehicle.

?        For UTVs, low-pressure tires are also no longer required; instead, they must have four or more tires. UTVs must be originally manufactured with, and must have at all times, a width of not more than 65 inches as measured laterally between the outermost wheel rims on each side of the vehicle.

?        ATVs and UTVs must now have a lighted headlamp and tail lamp during operation - regardless of time of day and location.

?        No person (except emergency services personnel) may operate an ATV or UTV that is equipped with any of the following:

o   A lamp that emits a color other than white or amber and that is visible from directly in front of the vehicle. 

o   A lamp that emits any color of light other than red, yellow, amber or white and that is visible from directly behind the ATV or UTV.

o   A flashing, oscillating or rotating lamp that emits any color other than yellow or amber.

?        Any person operating an ATV or UTV must dim his or her high-beam headlamps and any auxiliary lamps when within 500 feet of an approaching ATV/UTV or vehicle, and within 500 feet to the rear of another ATV/UTV or vehicle.

?        ATVs and UTVs cannot be operated with anything else other than tires (exception: private property or frozen waters).

You can find more information on ATV and UTV regulations here




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Trail Update


Aug. 31, 2020 1:53 pm

 Oconto County Trail Update


Crooked Lake Area:

1.      INT 673 - 671 Smyth to Holts Ranch Roads Remains Closed

2.      INT 459 - 457 USFS 55543 is OPEN

 


Dusty Trails:

1.      INT 429 to Butler Springs is OPEN

2.      Pipeline Detour Remains CLOSED and Detour still in effect

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Trailhead Closure


July 15, 2020 11:41 am

The ATV trailhead on Hwy 32 will be closed starting July 14th for at least 2 weeks while the parking area is repaved.
While the trailhead is closed, the public is encouraged to park their trucks and trailers at the Lakewood Park on North Road. The bathroom facilities at the park will be open for use while the trailhead is closed. There is also parking available north of the Townsend Firehouse.

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Update


June 30, 2020 7:29 am

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 202

OCONTO COUNTY ATV TRAILS.

Oconto County ATV trail closure issued June 9, 2020 for the Nicolet State Trail between Hill and Central roads is lifted. Nicolet State Trail is passable and reopened effective June 30, 2020 between Hill and Central Roads. Use Caution on this segment with fresh gravel on the trail. County will finish graveling and grading after the July 4th weekend.

BE AWARE of the DETOUR of Crooked Trail USFS 55543 between INT 457 and 459. Trail is CLOSED until repairs can be completed. Detour consists of using Lafave Road south to Martini Lane to access downtown Crooked Lake. See attached Map. SPEED LIMIT is 10 MPH! DO NOT use CTH W!

UPDATE - Pipeline Trail remains CLOSED from INT 409 to 466. New DETOUR issued consists of From INT 409 go South to Sleeter Road, West to Peshtigo Brook Road, North to North Branch Road, West to Blue Road, North to Logan Road.

UPDATE - Trail at Peshtigo Fire Road and HWY 64 at INT 429 to Swenty Road remains CLOSED. HWY 64 Crossing is available at Twin Pine Road/Robenhorst Road, INT 451 to 465.

The Forest & Parks Department will continue to work with the clubs to repair these areas and maintain safe riding trails.

Please check the County website www.co.oconto.wi.us or the Oconto Tourism site www.ocontocounty.org for the most up to date trail condition information.

If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact the Forest & Parks Department at 920-834-6995.

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Trail Closure


June 25, 2020 8:40 am

**** CROOKED LAKE AREA ATV TRAIL****

The short trail section directly behind the dump in Crooked Lake is closed. Use LaFave and Martini Lane to get into Crooked Lake. DO NOT USE COUNTY W. Speed limit is 10MPH.

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Road Closure


June 9, 2020 12:41 pm

Effective June 9, 2020 the Nicolet State Trail is CLOSED from Hill Road to Central Road. The trail will detour south to north - Hill Road to River Road to Heise Road to Central Road. It will detour north to south in reverse of south to north.  



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DETOUR


May 14, 2020 9:28 am

DETOUR!!
Trail is detoured CFR 303 to CFR 301 to CFR 302 to Pipeline Rd to Logan Rd (Trail, green line, is closed from CFR 303 to Logan Road). County Forest is closed to ATV except on the designated open trails and troutes.

At Pete de Foure and HWY 64 the Trail goes South to Butler Springs Road (Trail, green line, is closed from HWY 64 to Butler Springs). Reroute is utilizing Town Road Routes.

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Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails Opening Friday, May 8, 2020


May 5, 2020 11:27 am

OCONTO COUNTY ATV TRAILS WILL OPEN FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020.

Oconto County ATV trails will open on Friday, May 8, 2020.  

BE AWARE of the DETOUR on the Pipeline Trail. Trail is CLOSED from County Forest Road 303 to Pipeline Road. Detour consists of West on CFR 303, North on CFR 301, East on CFR 302, and North on Pipeline Road Route to Logan Road.  The Forest & Parks Department will continue to work with the clubs to repair these areas and maintain safe riding trails.  

Please check the County website www.co.oconto.wi.us or the Oconto County Tourism site www.ocontocounty.org for the most up to date trail condition information. 

If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact the Forest & Parks Department at 920-834-6995.

FOREST, PARKS AND RECREATION/LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUB-COMMITTEE

IRON SNOW SHOE TRAIL DETOUR!

5/13/2020---Due to a washout on Benson Lake Road, the trail from Goodman Park to the west to the Forest County line is closed. The detour will be; from the power line trail, turn west on Homestead Lake Road to County I, turn right on I to Camp 5 Road, west on Camp 5 Road to Harper Lake Road, west on Harper Lake Road to Valley Lake Road, then north on Valley Lake Road to Benson Lake Road. This detour should only be for approximately 2 weeks. These are town roads you will be using, you'll be sharing this route with vehicle's. Use extreme caution on your ride!

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ATV TRAILS


Apr. 29, 2020 3:25 pm

OCONTO COUNTY ATV TRAILS REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Trails will open once they are safe to ride and environmental conditions allow. This closure includes the Nicolet State Trail System. Please check the County website www.co.oconto.wi.us or the Oconto County Tourism site www.ocontocounty.org for updated trail condition information. Another press release will be sent out when trails open.

If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact the Forest & Parks Department at 920-834-6995.

FOREST, PARKS AND RECREATION/LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUB-COMMITTEE

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Horse Trails


Apr. 28, 2020 1:50 pm

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


OCONTO COUNTY MACHICKANEE HORSE TRAILS WILL OPEN FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020.

Oconto County Machickanee Horse trails will open on Friday, May 1, 2020.  The Forest & Parks Department will continue to work with the Outback Riders Club to maintain safe riding trails.  

Please check the Outback Riders of Wisconsin Facebook page, the County website www.co.oconto.wi.us or the Oconto County Tourism site www.ocontocounty.org for the most up to date trail condition information. 

If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact the Forest & Parks Department at 920-834-6995.

FOREST, PARKS AND RECREATION/LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUB-COMMITTEE

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ATV/UTV Trails


Apr. 22, 2020 1:21 pm

All Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails are currently closed.  Clubs are currently doing trail maintenance on County owned trails.

A press release will be posted once the trails are ready to open. We will be very happy to get this season started.

Everyone stay healthy and safe!

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CLOSURES


Apr. 7, 2020 3:49 pm

OCONTO COUNTY BOAT LANDINGS AND CAMPGROUNDS CLOSED; ATV USE ON COUNTY ROADS SUSPENDED 

OCONTO, WI (April 7, 2020)- To stop the spread of COVID-19 during this public health emergency, Debra Konitzer, Oconto County Health Officer has ordered all Oconto County campgrounds and boat landings closed, as well as the suspension of ATV use on county roads. This health order takes effect on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. and remains in effect until further notice.

 The role of the Health Officer includes the authority to take all measures necessary to prevent, suppress and control the spread of communicable disease. This includes forbidding public gatherings when deemed necessary to control the outbreaks of disease pandemics.

 "We understand this can be a challenging situation to adjust to," stated Debra Konitzer, Oconto County Health Officer. "This public health emergency is requiring sacrifices from each of us, but we all must do what we can to help save lives and stop the spread of this virus.

" Under the Governor's Safer at Home Order, outdoor enthusiasts are asked to stay close to home to stop the spread of the virus. If you head out in the community, practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.

 "Oconto County is committed to the health and safety of the county residents," stated Konitzer as one of the reasons for the order. "These outdoor activities draw many people in from outside of our county, increasing our population and putting a burden on our healthcare system. Limiting travel is one of the best ways to stop the spread of COVID-19.

" Konitzer stressed that now is the time to assure that actions are taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Oconto County. Community cooperation with all of the COVID-19 public health emergency orders should reduce disease spread and return our county to normal routines sooner rather than later. 

For a listing of the boat landings, campground and county roads included in this order visit www.co.oconto.wi.us. 

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Oconto County COVID-19 update - Trails and More!


Mar. 25, 2020 2:15 pm

Oconto County Forest, Parks and Recreation

Effective immediately, the Oconto County Parks Department will close the following camping at Chute Pond, North Bay Shore and County Forest Primitive Camping along with the Machickanee Shooting Range. .  All shelter and restroom buildings are closed for use until further notice. Reservations will still be accepted for camping after June 1, 2020 and will follow normal cancellation policy at this time.

All Oconto County ATV/UTV trails are closed.

Oconto County boat launches, forest, NON-MOTORIZED trails, and park grounds remain open to the public. Practicing social distancing is key to slow the spread.  User fees are waived, so please do not congregate at self-registration stations.  To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces other than their home or residence, they must at all times as reasonably possible maintain social distancing of at least six (6) feet from any other person consistent with Social Distancing Requirements, except that they do not need to maintain social distancing between family members in a single living unit or household members.

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, please check back regularly for updates. 
Here's what you need to know about Oconto County Forest & Parks operations and offerings:

County Parks, Trails and Forests
  • Oconto County boat launches, parks, trails and forests are open to the public.
  • Entrance fees are waived.
  • Stay as close to home as possible and in your community.
  • Buildings are closed.
  • All campgrounds are close to camping.
  • No new camping reservations will be taken for dates prior to June 1, 2020.
  • Visitors are reminded to practice proper personal hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to limit group sizes to under ten people when enjoying county properties.
  • Park users may see Forest & Parks staff or law enforcement ensuring everyone's safety as they enjoy the outdoors; and, to ensure social distancing guidelines are being practiced for everyone's health.
  • The Forest & Parks Office is available to assist you from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 920-834-6995

THANK YOU
We at Oconto County Forest & Parks thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all go through the COVID-19 emergency.  We will update information as needed during this fluid situation. Be more than safe and stay healthy out there.


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Oconto County Snowmobile Trails


Mar. 9, 2020 8:04 am

All Oconto County snowmobile trails are closed.  3/9/20 

Thank you to the landowners who graciously allowed our trails to cross your land.  Thank you to those snowmobilers that respected our sport by obeying state and local laws. Thank you to our local businesses that support our clubs. Thank you to those club members who volunteer their time to create, maintain and keep our trails in the best condition of any. See you next winter.

Thank you for a great snowmobiling season!

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Thursday, March 5, 2020


Mar. 5, 2020 10:26 am

ALL OCONTO COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS WILL CLOSE SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020 at MIDNIGHT.

Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  3/5/20
Trails remain open as of now, but grooming operations have ceased. Where the sun hits the trails, much damage has occurred, in the woods there is still some good riding to be had though ungroomed. The low areas may be wet or slushy, and some major areas are just plain bare dirt. The Grade has taken a beating, though rideable. The forecast for the rest of the week is not good. Please ride safely, there is much ice!

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  3/5/20
The sun and warm temperatures have taken a toll on the area trails. Grooming has stopped for the season on the Paul Bunyan Trails. The swamps are opening up and the hills exposed to the sun are bare ground. I'm very proud of the quality trails trail boss Bob Prasser and his grooming team produced. We had numerous compliments on our trails. There will be a official closing to be announced by Oconto County.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 3/5/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open and in poor to good "late season" condition. Most trails east of Hwy 32 are in poor condition, with many icy spots, and the snowcover is very thin. Most trails west of Hwy 32 are in good condition, with a flat, hardpacked trail base with some icy spots. The season is nearing the end- the warm weather has caused increasing bare/burned out spots, and the melting has caused some slushy/icy areas. There are still some nice trails to ride, but the number of ugly spots is growing. This is your last chance to ride- trails will close for the season at 11:59 pm Sunday, March 8th. Thank you for riding our trails this season.

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.


CLOSED.

CLOSED.

CLOSED.

CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 3/4/20
CLOSED.

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Wednesday


Mar. 4, 2020 2:15 pm

Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  3/4/20
Trails remain open as of now, but grooming operations have ceased. Where the sun hits the trails, much damage has occurred, in the woods there is still some good riding to be had though ungroomed. The low areas may be wet or slushy, and some major area are just plain bare dirt. The Grade has taken a beating, though ride-able.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  3/4/20
The sun and warm temperatures have taken a toll on the area trails. Grooming has stopped for the season on the Paul Bunyan Trails. The swamps are opening up and the hills exposed to the sun are bare ground. I'm very proud of the quality trails trail boss Bob Prasser and his grooming team produced. We had numerous compliments on our trails. There will be a official closing to be announced by Oconto County.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 3/1/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open and in fair to good condition. Most trails east of Hwy 32 are in fair condition, with many icy spots, and the snowcover is thin. Most trails west of Hwy 32 are in good condition, with a flat, hardpacked trail base with some icy spots. The season is nearing the end- we are in "late season" conditions. The warm weather has caused increasing bare/burned out spots, and the melting has caused some slushy/icy areas. There are still some nice trails to ride, but the number of ugly spots is growing- this upcoming week's weather will determine the fate of our trails. Some fresh snow would help improve the trails, but that may not happen. Please check back as the week progresses for more updates.

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.

CLOSED.

CLOSED.

CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 3/4/20 
CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 3/4/20
CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - 3/2/20
Are open and in good condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - Closed.

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Monday March 2, 2020


Mar. 2, 2020 8:04 am

Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  3/1/20
The groomers were out last night working their magic.  We will continue grooming tonight weather permitting. The trail remain fine in good to very good riding condition east of Highway 32, though icy with a few bare spots starting to show up.  The trails between intersection 510 & 512 is rated very poor riding condition.  We will not be grooming that area until we get more snow.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  3/2/20
Grooming for the season has ended. Trails are in fair to good condition.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 3/1/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open and in fair to good condition. Most trails east of Hwy 32 are in fair condition, with many icy spots, and the snowcover is thin. Most trails west of Hwy 32 are in good condition, with a flat, hardpacked trail base with some icy spots. The season is nearing the end- we are in "late season" conditions. The warm weather has caused increasing bare/burned out spots, and the melting has caused some slushy/icy areas. There are still some nice trails to ride, but the number of ugly spots is growing- this upcoming week's weather will determine the fate of our trails. Some fresh snow would help improve the trails, but that may not happen. Please check back as the week progresses for more updates.

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.


Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.

The trails took a hard hit from the sun and the heavy traffic last weekend, but they are still ride able. The groomers are working hard again, to give you at least 1 more weekend to ride. The trails are fair to very good condition. The best trails are the west side of Parkway Rd. We are not grooming in some of the marshes and low areas again, also watch for icy spots.  

CLOSED.

CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 3/3/20 
CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 3/2/20
CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - 3/2/20
Are open and in good condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - Closed.

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Friday Report


Feb. 28, 2020 3:04 pm



Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  2/28/20
he groomer's were out last night shaving the ice to hopefully provide some cooling snow for engines and slides. Cooling has been a problem in recent days because all the snow has frozen down, it really worked yesterday as we were able to shave up a layer of snow off the frozen trail. The season may be growing short.  Temps dropped throughout the week, then warm into the weekend. The trails should remain fine in VERY GOOD RIDING CONDITION, though icy with a few bare spots starting to show up!! throughout our system, except between intersections 510 & 512, which I would  rate as marginal riding condition,with much dirt starting to reappear. 

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  2/26/20
All 3 groomers were out last night. Trail boss Bob Prasser reported lot of bare spots and lot of ice. We always give you a honest trail condition report and without a significant amount of snow this might be the last weekend of grooming.  Please be careful on the corners and hills. Swamps are starting to break up

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 2/26/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in fair to very good condition. Most trails east of Hwy 32 are in fair to good condition and the snowcover is thin. Most trails west of Hwy 32 are in good to very good condition, with a flat, hardpacked trail. The warm weather has caused some bare/burned out spots, and the melting has caused some slushy/icy areas. Our team of groomers will continue to work the trails to keep them in the best condition possible. The season is not over- there are still many miles of great trails to ride- there are just some ugly spots here and there. Some fresh snow would help improve the trails, but that may not happen. This may be the last weekend with really nice trail conditions- next week the warm weather returns.

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.


Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.


The trails took a hard hit from the sun and the heavy traffic last weekend, but they are still ride able. The groomers are working hard again, to give you at least 1 more weekend to ride. The trails are fair to very good condition. The best trails are the west side of Parkway Rd. We are not grooming in some of the marshes and low areas again, also watch for icy spots.  

Closing at Midnight 3/1/20

CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 2/26/20 
Open.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 2/28/20
CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - 2/26/20
Are open and in good condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - Closed February 29th and March 1st.

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Wednesday Report


Feb. 26, 2020 8:29 pm



Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  2/26/20
The groomer is out grooming and shaving the ice to hopefully provide some cooling snow for engines and slides. Cooling has been a problem is recent days because all the snow has frozen down, but this will help. The trails should remain fine in very good riding condition, though icy with a few bare spots starting to show up.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  2/26/20
All 3 groomers were out last night. Trail boss Bob Prasser reported lot of bare spots and lot of ice. We always give you a honest trail condition report and without a significant amount of snow this might be the last weekend of grooming.  Please be careful on the corners and hills. Swamps are starting to break up

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 2/26/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in fair to very good condition. Most trails east of Hwy 32 are in fair to good condition and the snowcover is thin. Most trails west of Hwy 32 are in good to very good condition, with a flat, hardpacked trail. The warm weather has caused some bare/burned out spots, and the melting has caused some slushy/icy areas. Our team of groomers will continue to work the trails to keep them in the best condition possible. The season is not over- there are still many miles of great trails to ride- there are just some ugly spots here and there. Some fresh snow would help improve the trails, but that may not happen. This may be the last weekend with really nice trail conditions- next week the warm weather returns.

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.


Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.


The trails took a hard hit from the sun and the heavy traffic last weekend, but they are still ride able. The groomers are working hard again, to give you at least 1 more weekend to ride. The trails are fair to very good condition. The best trails are the west side of Parkway Rd. We are not grooming in some of the marshes and low areas again, also watch for icy spots.  

With warmer weather the and no good snow in the near future we are going to have to close the spur off trails from the Nicolet State Trail.  The corners in the trails that run through the fields are beginning to become mud puddles.  The Nicolet State Trail will still be open from Shawano Line Road to Suring.

CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 2/26/20 
Open.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 2/26/20
CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - 2/26/20
Are open and in good condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - Closed February 29th and March 1st.

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Monday Report


Feb. 24, 2020 6:44 pm



Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  2/24/20
The trails really settled yesterday, and will deteriorate quickly if ridden hard but seem to be holding up well for the most part. The groomers did not go out last night because of the warm temperatures. The snow just balls up in the drags if it's to warm. THE TRAILS WILL GET SOFT, SO DRIVE WITHIN YOUR ABILITIES!! We will resume grooming as soon as we can. Once we get Tuesday out of the way the temps are scheduled to drop throughout the week?'?. The trails should remain fine in VERY GOOD RIDING CONDITION throughout our system, except between intersections 510 & 512, which I would  rate as marginal riding condition,with much dirt starting to reappear. It is still an area to be cautious in with lots of hidden obstacles. Reach out into the wooded trails to seek out the VERY BEST the area has to offer

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  2/24/20
Trails were groomed last night. The tops of hills are starting to show dirt and the swamps are starting to break up. We will groom as long as we can

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 2/24/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in fair to very good condition. The warm weather has caused some bare/burned out spots, and the melting has caused some slushy/icy areas. Our team of groomers will continue to work the trails to keep them in the best condition possible. The season is not over- there are still many miles of great trails to ride- there are just some ugly spots here and there. Some fresh snow would help our situation, too.

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.

We received 6" to 8" of snow on Monday night, so we are grooming Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday if needed. The trails are good to excellent condition, we are grooming for the first time this year all the low areas and the marshes, and we are hoping all goes well out there. The groomer driver this when he groomed the Suring trail in the morning and on his way back the trail filled back up with snow from the wind, this is great for the trails. Have a safe ride and stay on the marked trails.

With warmer weather the and no good snow in the near future we are going to have to close the spur off trails from the Nicolet State Trail.  The corners in the trails that run through the fields are beginning to become mud puddles.  The Nicolet State Trail will still be open from Shawano Line Road to Suring.

CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 2/19/20 
Open.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 2/24/20
CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - 2/24/20
Are open and in good condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 2/17/20

Trails are in good condition and more snow in the forecast for Monday, February 17th.

Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - The hill is normally open on Saturdays/Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

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Thursday Update


Feb. 17, 2020 2:34 pm


Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  2/21/20
The groomers were out last night and the trails should remain beautiful in very good to excellent riding condition throughout our system, except between intersections 510 & 512, which I would rate as good riding condition, the hills are icy again.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  2/17/20
Groomers were out last night and trails are in excellent condition.  At 4 am it was 7 degrees so they set up great. We are expecting 2 to 4 inches of wet snow later today. Get out and ride before the temperature gets to warm. March is right around the corner.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 2/18/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in very good condition. 

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.


Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.

We received 6" to 8" of snow on Monday night, so we are grooming Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday if needed. The trails are good to excellent condition, we are grooming for the first time this year all the low areas and the marshes, and we are hoping all goes well out there. The groomer driver this when he groomed the Suring trail in the morning and on his way back the trail filled back up with snow from the wind, this is great for the trails. Have a safe ride and stay on the marked trails.

The entire system will be groomed tonight for a great Saturday of riding. If the snow cooperates they will be groomed again Saturday night. All trails are in excellent condition, best conditions of the year. Get out and ride while the snow is still here! 

Groomer will be out the morning of 2/21 finishing up grooming our trail system for the weekend. With the expected warm temps this weekend, please avoid spinning out from road crossings and in the corners. The riders following you would appreciate it.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 2/19/20 
Our trails are open and in good condition. Stay on groomed trail.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 2/24/20
CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - 2/21/20
Are open and in excellent condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 2/17/20

Trails are in good condition and more snow in the forecast for Monday, February 17th.

Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - The hill is normally open on Saturdays/Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

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Snow Storm Eleanor


Feb. 9, 2020 4:30 pm


Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  2/9/20
The trails are FRESHLY GROOMED, hard, flat and icy in spots, especially in the corners! We will be out grooming all of our trails tonight. They are still in in very good to excellent riding condition, except between intersections 510 & 512, which I would rate as fair riding condition. It had starting to form a base since last snow, but much of it has since melted , with some bare spots now showing. It is still an area to be cautious in, but a decent ride right now. Reach out into the wooded trails to seek out the best the area has to offer

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  2/9/20
All Paul Bunyan trails were groomed Saturday night after a very busy day. Most had to be double groomed. We have about 3 inches of snow already by noon. The groomers will be out again tonight as well as all week. There will be some awesome trails for week day riding.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 2/9/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in good to very good condition. Our team of groomers is working on the 6-8" of fresh snow that fell today.

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.




The trails held up through the warm weather on the weekend. So we are grooming Wednesday & Thursday and Friday, if needed. The trails are good to excellent condition. The trails in the marshes and low areas that are not groomed, we tried to groom in the marsh this week but we broke through again.  They are getting a little rough so take it slow through them and enjoy the good trails. Chute Pond opened and marked a trail to get to Crooked Lake or Chute Pond this week. When you get to the intersection 447 leaving BB Joyriders trails, keep going west and this trail will link you to the trail that goes north to Crooked Lake or South to Chute Pond.

The groomer will be out tonight 2/9 and tomorrow 2/10 during the day getting trails back in order after the recent snowfall. The Nicolet State Trail is in great condition and is currently being groomed.  The spur off trails will be hit tonight and tomorrow. The entire Gillett trail system will open on Tuesday 2/11 at 8am

Oconto Falls trails will open at 8 am, Monday, February 10th. Please use extra caution as the groomer has not yet been out.  Please go slow as ditches and swamps will be hazardous if riding too fast for trail conditions.  We are also asking that you go slow in corners and pack the trail down wide until we are able to pan the trails later this week. Please stay between trail markers, and ride safe!

Lena Sno-Drifters - 2/9/20 
Our trails are open! We received a dumping of dry snow.  Grooming will occur this week, please be patient as we are down a groomer.  This weeks temperature swings will help set the trails, we hope to have everything done for the weekend.  Expect early season conditions at this time.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 2/11/20
The Chase trails will open at 6:00AM Thursday February 13, 2020. They were groomed Monday and will be groomed again Thursday evening.

Cross Country Ski Trails
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - Are open and in excellent condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 2/8/20

Lots of grooming on the Blackberry Ramble on Friday to break up the ice and crust and set a track for the Candlelight Ski. That made it "serviceable" but then it decided to snow Friday evening.  The forecast was for 1/2"-1", which would have worked well with the grooming.  Not sure how much snow fell in the Machickanee, but it was 7" in Oconto Falls and less just about everywhere else.  The Blackberry Ramble was re-groomed Saturday morning.  It should be very good for the Candlelight Ski.  Parking may be an issue for Saturday evening.

None of the other trails have been groomed.  Skiing in the old tracks should be possible.  Another 4"-7" is predicted for Sunday morning.  Not sure when that will be groomed, but it will be as soon as reasonably possible.

Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - Update will be posted later this week. The hill is normally open on Saturdays/Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

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Get Ready for the Weekend!


Feb. 6, 2020 11:57 am


Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  2/6/20
The trails are hard, flat and icy in spots. In my riding yesterday, some machines were having some overheating problems. Mostly where we were forced to ride along the side of a road, but some trails that were not groomed since the hard freeze need to be turned to loosen some snow back up again. We will be out grooming all of our trails tonight and throughout the upcoming weekend. They are still in in VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT RIDING CONDITION, except between intersections 510 & 512, which I would rate as good riding condition.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  2/4/20
All the trails were groomed last night and are in excellent condition. This is going to be a great week for riding.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 2/6/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in good to very good condition. Be aware of a black water hole/icy spot between Nelligan Lake Rd and Crooked Lake- you'll need to go around the edge of that spot.

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.


Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.




The trails held up through the warm weather on the weekend. So we are grooming Wednesday & Thursday and Friday, if needed. The trails are good to excellent condition. The trails in the marshes and low areas that are not groomed, we tried to groom in the marsh this week but we broke through again.  They are getting a little rough so take it slow through them and enjoy the good trails. Chute Pond opened and marked a trail to get to Crooked Lake or Chute Pond this week. When you get to the intersection 447 leaving BB Joyriders trails, keep going west and this trail will link you to the trail that goes north to Crooked Lake or South to Chute Pond.

The NST was groomed from Shawano Line Rd. to Suring last night after we received a couple inches of snow. The NST is in good condition. All spur off trails are closed at this time, hopefully we get the snow that is predicted for Sunday and those trails can be re-evaluated.

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - 1/30/20 CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 1/31/20 Opening January 31, 2020.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 1/30/20 CLOSED.

Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - Are open and in excellent condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 1/30/20

Grooming has been extensive on the trails this week and the skiing should be fairly decent until it gets too warm on Sunday. Meet and Greet will go ahead as planned.


Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - This Saturday (February 8th) the hill will be open from 1-7pm. Glow sticks for everyone for the evening tubing! 
The hill will NOT be open on Sunday, February 9th. 

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Monday, February 3, 2020


Feb. 3, 2020 12:22 pm


Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  2/3/20
None of the trails were groomed last night. The warm weather made it impossible to groom, but we will be grooming tonight.The trails will be in very good riding condition, except between intersections 510 & 512, which I would rate as good riding condition. It has starting to form a base since last snow. It is still an area to be cautious in, but a decent ride right now. I expect heavy traffic again this weekend, that means the Nicolet State Trail ( The Grade) will be the first to get torn up by traffic. Reach out into the wooded trails to seek out the best the area has to offer.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  1/31/20
Paul Bunyan Riders trails have been groomed every night this week and are in excellent condition. We will be grooming until the temperature gets to warm.  Have a great and safe ride.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 2/3/2020
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in good to very good condition. Be aware of a black water hole/icy spot between Nelligan Lake Rd and Crooked Lake- you'll need to go around the edge of that spot.

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (see map- detour is shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour route is groomed and marked.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.


Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.




The trails are getting soft due to the frost coming out of the ground, this week. We do have a good base. The trail to Suring is getting thin in spots but very ride able. The marshes and low areas still need time to freeze up, before we can groom, then maybe the end of next week. Where the trails are groomed they are good to very good condition. Pipeline is in fair condition due to ground getting soft.  The groomers will be back on the trails all day Friday.

Only the Nicolet State Trail is open.  All spur off trails are closing at midnight tonight.

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - 1/30/20 CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 1/31/20 Opening January 31, 2020.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 1/30/20 CLOSED.

Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - Are open and in excellent condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 1/30/20

Grooming has been extensive on the trails this week and the skiing should be fairly decent until it gets too warm on Sunday. Meet and Greet will go ahead as planned.


Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill -  Update will be posted later this week. The hill is normally open, weather permitting, on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4pm.  Tubes only.

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Friday Update


Jan. 31, 2020 7:55 am


Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  1/30/20
All of the trails will be freshly groomed throughout the weekend.  All of our trails are in EXCELLENT RIDING CONDITION, except between intersections 510 & 512,

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  1/27/20
Groomers were out Sunday night. Took some doing getting them smoothed out after Sunday's traffic in the warm weather. Still plenty of snow but it's getting to warm before they set up. We will continue to groom nightly.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 1/31/20

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in good to very good condition on the NST (RR grade from Suring to INT#605) and all trails west of the NST. The wooded trails to Boulder Lake, Animal's, the Mountain Lakes trail to Halfway Bar, and the 18 Corridor west of the NST are all in good to very good condition. The wooded trails east of the NST are in good to very good "early season" condition, which means there may be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. The 18 Corridor east of the NST is a nice ride all the way to Crooked Lake. Be aware of a water hole/icy spot between Nelligan Lake Rd and Crooked Lake- you'll need to go around the edge of that spot.

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour routes will be groomed and marked on Friday, January 31st.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.



The trails are getting soft due to the frost coming out of the ground, this week. We do have a good base. The trail to Suring is getting thin in spots but very ride able. The marshes and low areas still need time to freeze up, before we can groom, then maybe the end of next week. Where the trails are groomed they are good to very good condition. Pipeline is in fair condition due to ground getting soft.  The groomers will be back on the trails all day Friday.

Trail system has been groomed multiple times this this week. The Nicolet state trail will be groomed again today and the trails to Pulcifer groomed last night. The NST is in good-great condition with the rest of the trails in fair-good condition. We urge riders to take it easy on the corners as they are washing out quickly due to the sugary snow we have and the warm temps that are predicted. 

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - 1/30/20 CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 1/31/20 Opening January 31, 2020.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 1/30/20 CLOSED.

Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - Are open and in excellent condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 1/30/20

Grooming has been extensive on the trails this week and the skiing should be fairly decent until it gets too warm on Sunday. Meet and Greet will go ahead as planned.


Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill -  Opening Saturday, February 1st and Sunday, February 2nd. The hill is normally open, weather permitting, on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4pm.  Tubes only.

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Hump Day!


Jan. 29, 2020 9:05 am


Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  1/28/20
All of our trails are in very good to excellent riding condition, except between intersections 510 & 512.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  1/27/20
Groomers were out Sunday night. Took some doing getting them smoothed out after Sunday's traffic in the warm weather. Still plenty of snow but it's getting to warm before they set up. We will continue to groom nightly.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 1/31/20
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in good to very good condition on the NST (RR grade from Suring to INT#605) and all trails west of the NST. The wooded trails to Boulder Lake, Animal's, the Mountain Lakes trail to Halfway Bar, and the 18 Corridor west of the NST are all in good to very good condition. The wooded trails east of the NST are in good to very good "early season" condition, which means there may be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. The 18 Corridor east of the NST is a nice ride all the way to Crooked Lake. Be aware of a water hole/icy spot between Nelligan Lake Rd and Crooked Lake- you'll need to go around the edge of that spot.

NEW DETOUR: There is a new detour route from INT#447 that runs north and west and intersects with the 18 Corridor trail at Riverview Rd (shown in red). Thank you to the Towns of Mountain and Riverview for allowing the use of the unplowed town roads to complete this detour. The detour routes will be groomed and marked on Friday, January 31st.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.

The trails are getting soft due to the frost coming out of the ground, this week. We do have a good base. The trail to Suring is getting thin in spots but very ride able. The marshes and low areas still need time to freeze up, before we can groom, then maybe the end of next week. Where the trails are groomed they are good to very good condition. Pipeline is in fair condition due to ground getting soft.  The groomers will be back on the trails all day Friday.

Trails took a beating this weekend with a lot of traffic and the warm temperatures, we were not able to groom since Friday due to the warm temps. With the way that the weather looks staying below freezing the groomer will be out nightly to try and fix trails and have them set up for good weekday riding and going into next weekend. Please stay on trails and use caution as some trails have water that started to run onto trail near road crossings, Trails look to have held up nicely considering the warm weather.

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - 1/30/20 CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 1/31/20 Opening January 31, 2020.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 1/30/20 CLOSED.

Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - Are open and in excellent condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 1/25/20

5"-6" of new snow over the past several days. Unfortunately it is wet, which usually makes for poor glide and it sticks to your skis. Also, it is not really groomable. That being said, there were several people who skied the Blackberry Ramble Saturday and reported the skiing to be pretty good! If you want to give it a try, spray your wax less skis from tip to tail (including the kick area) with silicone and wipe it gently with your finger or a soft rag. This will help with the glide and maybe prevent the snow from building up on your skis. If it cools down below freezing at night, the best skiing will be in the morning and before the temp gets above freezing. Grooming will resume when the temp gets to the low or mid 20's overnight.


Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill -  Opening Saturday, February 1st. The hill is normally open, weather permitting, on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4pm.  Tubes only.

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Monday


Jan. 27, 2020 12:07 pm


Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  1/27/20
Groomers were out last night, and report things cleaned up reasonably well. They took a real beating over the weekend with very heavy traffic. We are very happy to entertain our guests to the area, welcome! With these warm temperatures the trails won't hold up to heavy traffic like when it's cold, so try to be easy on them and please understand, we are doing the best that we can!!  All of our trails are in excellent riding condition, except between intersections 510 & 512

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  1/24/20
ll three groomers were out last night. The snow was a little sticky but still groomed out nice. We will be out all weekend keeping them in great shape.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 1/26/20
hute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in good to very good condition on the NST (RR grade from Suring to INT#605) and all trails west of the NST. There is a Park & Ride adjacent to the trail on the north side of Main St (Hwy 32) in Suring, which is our southernmost access point. The wooded trails to Boulder Lake, Animal's, the Mountain Lakes trail to Halfway Bar, and the 18 Corridor west of the NST are all in good to very good condition. The wooded trails east of the NST are in good "early season" condition, which means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. The 18 Corridor east of the NST is a nice ride all the way to Crooked Lake. Be aware of a water hole/icy spot between Nelligan Lake Rd and Crooked Lake- you'll need to go around the edge of that spot. On our eastern trails, watch for possible slushy and/or wet/icy/rough frozen areas.

The trail from INT#472 (at Old 64) north to INT#455 (18 Corridor) has re-opened. Please use extra caution in this area as it will not be groomed for a while as we wait for the ice under the snow to develop more. The previous water hole will be icy, so go slow through that area.   

Exceptions: Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.

The trails are getting better; we have a good base and 4 "of new snow. The marshes and low areas still need time to freeze up, before we can groom them. Club member reported this week the trails were good to very good condition in many areas. Pipeline is in fair condition due to lack of grooming.  Forest trails are good. The groomers will back on the trails all day Friday.

Trails took a beating this weekend with a lot of traffic and the warm temperatures, we were not able to groom since Friday due to the warm temps. With the way that the weather looks staying below freezing the groomer will be out nightly to try and fix trails and have them set up for good weekday riding and going into next weekend. Please stay on trails and use caution as some trails have water that started to run onto trail near road crossings, Trails look to have held up nicely considering the warm weather.

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - 1/25/20 CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 1/25/20 CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 1/27/20 CLOSED.

Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - Are open and in excellent condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 1/25/20

5"-6" of new snow over the past several days. Unfortunately it is wet, which usually makes for poor glide and it sticks to your skis. Also, it is not really groomable. That being said, there were several people who skied the Blackberry Ramble Saturday and reported the skiing to be pretty good! If you want to give it a try, spray your wax less skis from tip to tail (including the kick area) with silicone and wipe it gently with your finger or a soft rag. This will help with the glide and maybe prevent the snow from building up on your skis. If it cools down below freezing at night, the best skiing will be in the morning and before the temp gets above freezing. Grooming will resume when the temp gets to the low or mid 20's overnight.


Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill -  The hill is normally open, weather permitting, on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4pm.  Tubes only.

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Saturday Update


Jan. 25, 2020 8:46 am


Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  1/23/20
About 5?-6? of new fallen snow in the last 48 hours, and still coming down. Groomers were out yesterday and last night, and will be out tonight and through the weekend. With these warm temperatures the trails won't hold up to heavy traffic like when it's cold, so try to be easy on them and please understand, we are doing the best that we can!!  All of our trails are in excellent riding condition, except between intersections 510 & 512.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  1/24/20
ll three groomers were out last night. The snow was a little sticky but still groomed out nice. We will be out all weekend keeping them in great shape.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 1/21/20
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in good to very good condition on the NST (RR grade from Suring to INT#605) and all trails west of the NST. There is a park & ride adjacent to the trail on the north side of Main St (Hwy 32) in Suring, which is our southernmost access point. The wooded trails to Boulder Lake, Animal's, the Mountain Lakes trail to Halfway Bar, and the 18 Corridor west of the NST are all in good to very good condition. The wooded trails east of the NST are in good "early season" condition, which means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. The 18 Corridor east of the NST is a nice ride all the way to Crooked Lake. Be aware of a water hole/icy spot between Nelligan Lake Rd and Crooked Lake- you'll need to go around the edge of that spot. On our eastern trails, watch for possible slushy and/or wet/icy/rough frozen areas.

The trail from INT#472 (at Old 64) north to INT#455 (18 Corridor) has re-opened. Please use extra caution in this area as it will not be groomed for a while as we wait for the ice under the snow to develop more. The previous water hole will be icy, so go slow through that area.   

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.

The trails are getting better; we have a good base and 4 "of new snow. The marshes and low areas still need time to freeze up, before we can groom them. Club member reported this week the trails were good to very good condition in many areas. Pipeline is in fair condition due to lack of grooming.  Forest trails are good. The groomers will back on the trails all day Friday.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders - All trails are opened. Trails are in good riding condition. Please stay on trails.

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - 1/25/20 CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 1/25/20 CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 1/27/20 CLOSED.

Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - Are open and in excellent condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 1/18/20

Just returned from the trails. Lots of good new snow.  Roads are plowed but the parking lot is not. Should be able to get in and out of the parking lot OK, especially if someone breaks trail with a pick-up first.  Wouldn't hurt to bring a snow shovel just in case.  Trails will be groomed Sunday after the overnight winds die down a little bit.  Winds will blow snow in the track.  Temperatures will be colder Sunday morning which should allow for much better grooming. If you want to ski a track will have to be "skied in" Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning until groomed.


Tubing Hill

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill -  Opening January 25th & 26th. The hill is normally open, weather permitting, on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4pm.  Tubes only.

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Weekend Vibes


Jan. 23, 2020 9:15 pm


Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  1/23/20
about 3? of new fallen snow in the last 24 hours, and still coming down moderately heavy. Groomers will be out tonight and through the weekend. Trails are in excellent riding condition.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  1/19/20
All Paul Bunyan Trails were groomed last night and 100% in excellent condition.  Our trail boss  Bob Prasser has been doing a great job coordinating his grooming crew bringing you these stellar trails.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 1/21/20
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in good to very good condition on the NST (RR grade from Suring to INT#605) and all trails west of the NST. There is a park & ride adjacent to the trail on the north side of Main St (Hwy 32) in Suring, which is our southernmost access point. The wooded trails to Boulder Lake, Animal's, the Mountain Lakes trail to Halfway Bar, and the 18 Corridor west of the NST are all in good to very good condition. The wooded trails east of the NST are in good "early season" condition, which means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. The 18 Corridor east of the NST is a nice ride all the way to Crooked Lake. Be aware of a water hole/icy spot between Nelligan Lake Rd and Crooked Lake- you'll need to go around the edge of that spot. On our eastern trails, watch for possible slushy and/or wet/icy/rough frozen areas.

The trail from INT#472 (at Old 64) north to INT#455 (18 Corridor) has re-opened. Please use extra caution in this area as it will not be groomed for a while as we wait for the ice under the snow to develop more. The previous water hole will be icy, so go slow through that area.   

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.

The trails are getting better; we have a good base and 4 "of new snow. The marshes and low areas still need time to freeze up, before we can groom them. Club member reported this week the trails were good to very good condition in many areas. Pipeline is in fair condition due to lack of grooming.  Forest trails are good. The groomers will back on the trails all day Friday.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders - All trails are opened. Trails are in good riding condition. Please stay on trails.

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - 1/21/20 CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - 1/24/20 CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - 1/21/20 CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - Are open and in excellent condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 1/18/20
Just returned from the trails. Lots of good new snow.  Roads are plowed but the parking lot is not. Should be able to get in and out of the parking lot OK, especially if someone breaks trail with a pick-up first.  Wouldn't hurt to bring a snow shovel just in case.  Trails will be groomed Sunday after the overnight winds die down a little bit.  Winds will blow snow in the track.  Temperatures will be colder Sunday morning which should allow for much better grooming. If you want to ski a track will have to be "skied in" Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning until groomed.


Tubing Hill
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill -  Opening January 25th & 26th. The hill is normally open, weather permitting, on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4pm.  Tubes only.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Jan. 21, 2020 2:48 pm


Snowmobile Trails
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  1/21/20
All of our trails are in excellent riding condition except between intersections 510 & 512.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  1/19/20
All Paul Bunyan Trails were groomed last night and 100 % in excellent condition.  Our trail boss  Bob Prasser has been doing a great job coordinating his grooming crew bringing you these stellar trails.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 1/21/20
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in good to very good condition on the NST (RR grade from Suring to INT#605) and all trails west of the NST. There is a park & ride adjacent to the trail on the north side of Main St (Hwy 32) in Suring, which is our southernmost access point. The wooded trails to Boulder Lake, Animal's, the Mountain Lakes trail to Halfway Bar, and the 18 Corridor west of the NST are all in good to very good condition. The wooded trails east of the NST are in good "early season" condition, which means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. The 18 Corridor east of the NST is a nice ride all the way to Crooked Lake. Be aware of a water hole/icy spot between Nelligan Lake Rd and Crooked Lake- you'll need to go around the edge of that spot. On our eastern trails, watch for possible slushy and/or wet/icy/rough frozen areas.

The trail from INT#472 (at Old 64) north to INT#455 (18 Corridor) has re-opened. Please use extra caution in this area as it will not be groomed for a while as we wait for the ice under the snow to develop more. The previous water hole will be icy, so go slow through that area.   

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.

The trails are being groomed this week. There are spots we cannot groom yet, it needs to freeze up more, but we will groom what we can.  Look out for water and icy spots; please use caution as early season conditions on the trails. If you are riding this week  watch for the groomers they well be out there. We have some changes this year; the trail to Suring is the biggest change. It's 4 miles longer to get downtown, Suring. The trial brings you to the RR grade which is 1 mile south of town. The intersection number is new, 195; this intersection is not on our county maps.There will also be an information sign at the intersection.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders - Opening on Saturday, January 18th at 8:00am.  This will include just the railroad grade from Shawano Line Road to Suring.  The grade has 3-4 inches of packed snow on it and all the water spots we were fighting earlier this season froze up. 

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - 1/21/20 CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - Lena Sno-Drifters trails are open!  Please use caution as early season conditions are present.  Any water crossings could be wet.  Stay between markers, there could be hidden hazards just off the marked trail.  Grooming will wait until snowmobiles pack the trails down and wet areas freeze.  We also ask that riders spread out tracks across the trail to help set frost. 

Chase Sno-Chasers - 1/21/20 CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - Are open and in excellent condition.  Skier hot line is also available at 715-276-1754.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 1/18/20
Just returned from the trails. Lots of good new snow.  Roads are plowed but the parking lot is not. Should be able to get in and out of the parking lot OK, especially if someone breaks trail with a pick-up first.  Wouldn't hurt to bring a snow shovel just in case.  Trails will be groomed Sunday after the overnight winds die down a little bit.  Winds will blow snow in the track.  Temperatures will be colder Sunday morning which should allow for much better grooming. If you want to ski a track will have to be "skied in" Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning until groomed.


Tubing Hill
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - Update will be posted later this week.  The hill is normally open, weather permitting, on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-4pm.  Tubes only.


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Monday, January 20, 2020


Jan. 20, 2020 9:26 am



Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  1/20/20
he trails were freshly groomed last night. They are hard smooth and fast this morning. Please enjoy them, but be careful not to overdrive your abilities!! All of our trails are in EXCELLENT RIDING CONDITION, except between intersections 510 & 512 which it appears will be a problem area all year

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  1/19/20
All Paul Bunyan Trails were groomed last night and 100 % in excellent condition.  Our trail boss  Bob Prasser has been doing a great job coordinating his grooming crew bringing you these stellar trails.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 1/18/20
Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, groomed on a regular basis, and in good to very good condition on the NST (RR grade from Suring to INT#605) and all trails west of the NST. There is a Park & Ride adjacent to the trail on the north side of Main St (Hwy 32) in Suring, which is our southernmost access point. The wooded trails to Boulder Lake, Animal's, the Mountain Lakes trail to Halfway Bar, and the 18 Corridor west of the NST are all in good to very good condition. The wooded trails east of the NST are in good "early season" condition, which means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. The 18 Corridor east of the NST is a nice ride all the way to Crooked Lake. Be aware of a water hole/icy spot between Nelligan Lake Rd and Crooked Lake- you'll need to go around the edge of that spot. On our eastern trails, watch for possible slushy and/or wet/icy/rough frozen areas.

The trail from INT#472 (at Old 64) north to INT#455 (18 Corridor) has re-opened. Please use extra caution in this area as it will not be groomed for a while as we wait for the ice under the snow to develop more. The previous water hole will be icy, so go slow through that area.   

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.


Cautions for the entire season: Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.


The trails are being groomed this week. There are spots we cannot groom yet, it needs to freeze up more, but we will groom what we can.  Look out for water and icy spots; please use caution as early season conditions on the trails. If you are riding this week  watch for the groomers they well be out there. We have some changes this year; the trail to Suring is the biggest change. It's 4 miles longer to get downtown, Suring. The trial brings you to the RR grade which is 1 mile south of town. The intersection number is new, 195; this intersection is not on our county maps.There will also be an information sign at the intersection.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders - Opening on Saturday, January 18th at 8:00am.  This will include just the railroad grade from Shawano Line Road to Suring.  The grade has 3-4 inches of packed snow on it and all the water spots we were fighting earlier this season froze up. 

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - 1/21/20 CLOSED.

Lena Sno-Drifters - Lena Snowdrifters trails are open!  Please use caution as early season conditions are present.  Any water crossings could be wet.  Stay between markers, there could be hidden hazards just off the marked trail.  Grooming will wait until snowmobiles pack the trails down and wet areas freeze.  We also ask that riders spread out tracks across the trail to help set frost.  Ride safe!

Chase Sno-Chasers - CLOSED.

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It's the WEEKEND


Jan. 17, 2020 7:24 am

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  1/16/20
All the trails from the Nicolet State trail ( the grade ) east of town are in VERY GOOD condition. 

West of 32 heading towards highway 64, the problem areas between intersections 510 & 512 was groomed last night and the guys say it isn't to bad considering, with the big snow on the way maybe it will be healed for the rest of the year?  That region is what is called The Bob Kroll trail. It was plowed down to dirt after the big snow by the loggers who cleared the trees for us. Without their efforts it would still be blocked by trees.

Taking that area out of the picture, our trails are in VERY GOOD riding condition.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  1/17/20 All Paul Bunyan Riders trails were groomed last night and are in excellent condition.  We are expecting several inches of snow this weekend if the forecasters are right for a change. The groomers will be out all weekend.  I will keep you posted on snow totals. 

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - 1/17/2020 
The trail from INT#472 (at Old 64) north to INT#455 (18 Corridor) will re-open tomorrow morning, Thursday, January 16. Please use extra caution in this area as it will not be groomed for a while as we wait for the ice under the snow to develop more. The previous water hole will be icy, so go slow through that area.   

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, freshly groomed, and in good to very good condition on the NST (RR grade from Suring to INT#605) and all trails west of the NST. The NST is a little thinner from Suring to Breed, but it is rideable, and there is a Park & Ride adjacent to the trail on the north side of Main St (Hwy 32) in Suring. The wooded trails to Boulder Lake, Animal's, the Mountain Lakes trail to Halfway Bar, and the 18 Corridor west of the NST are all in good to very good condition. The wooded trails east of the NST are in good "early season" condition, which means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. The 18 Corridor east of the NST is a nice ride all the way to Crooked Lake. On our eastern trails, watch for possible slushy and/or wet/icy/rough frozen areas.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

On our trails east of the NST (RR grade), "early season conditions" 

Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- and ice has been slow to form on most area lakes. Use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.


Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders - The BB Joyriders, trails will completely open Saturday 8:00am. The trails may have icy spots and possible wet areas.  Grooming of the trails will start next week, so help pack down the new snow this weekend.

 We have some changes this year; the trail to Suring is the biggest change. It's 4 miles longer to get downtown, Suring. The trial brings you to the RR grade which is 1 mile south of town. The intersection number is new, 195; this intersection is not on our county maps.  There will also be an information sign at the intersection. The other change is, when you go across Kelly Lake and then toward Round Lake, there is open water by the Round Lake inlet. The path was moved 150' to the west; a wonderful landowner is letting us cut through to the lake. So go slow next to the house to keep the noise down and don't tear up the grass, or this will close. The trail going north to hwy 64 int.425 to 429 has changed do to logging, follow the signs.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders - Opening on Saturday, January 18th at 8:00am.  This will include just the railroad grade from Shawano Line Road to Suring.  The grade has 3-4 inches of packed snow on it and all the water spots we were fighting earlier this season froze up. 

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - 1/17/20 CLOSED and will remain closed all weekend even with new snow arriving.

Lena Sno-Drifters - Lena Snowdrifters trails are open!  Please use caution as early season conditions are present.  Any water crossings could be wet.  Stay between markers, there could be hidden hazards just off the marked trail.  Grooming will wait until snowmobiles pack the trails down and wet areas freeze.  We also ask that riders spread out tracks across the trail to help set frost.  Ride safe!

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Thursday!


Jan. 16, 2020 8:22 am

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  1/15/20 .All the trails from the Nicolet State trail ( the grade ) east of town are in VERY GOOD condition. With the cold weather last night maybe some of the wet spots plaguing all of the Clubs in the State will start to freeze up and make things normal again?

West of 32 heading towards highway 64, the problem areas between intersections 510 & 512 with lack of snow has gotten very icy. So icy that the groomer had to struggle the other night to get up two of the hills because of the icy slopes. The  groomer will be going down that way today to see how it grooms out again after receiving a few inches of snow on it. That region is what is called The Bob Kroll trail. It was plowed down to dirt after the big snow by the loggers who cleared the trees for us. Without their efforts it would still be blocked by trees.

Taking that area out of the picture, our trails are in VERY GOOD riding condition.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  1/14/20 The entire system was groomed last night and trail boss Bob Prasser says they are awesome. We have lite snow in the forecast for midweek.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - The trail from INT#472 (at Old 64) north to INT#455 (18 Corridor) will re-open tomorrow morning, Thursday, January 16. Please use extra caution in this area as it will not be groomed for a while as we wait for the ice under the snow to develop more. The previous water hole will be icy, so go slow through that area.   

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, freshly groomed, and in good to very good condition on the NST (RR grade from Suring to INT#605) and all trails west of the NST. The NST is a little thinner from Suring to Breed, but it is rideable, and there is a Park & Ride adjacent to the trail on the north side of Main St (Hwy 32) in Suring. The wooded trails to Boulder Lake, Animal's, the Mountain Lakes trail to Halfway Bar, and the 18 Corridor west of the NST are all in good to very good condition. The wooded trails east of the NST are in good "early season" condition, which means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. The 18 Corridor east of the NST is a nice ride all the way to Crooked Lake. On our eastern trails, watch for possible slushy and/or wet/icy/rough frozen areas.

Exceptions (see map): Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

On our trails east of the NST (RR grade), "early season conditions" 

Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- and ice has been slow to form on most area lakes. Use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails.


Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders - update will be posted tomorrow.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders - Opening on Saturday, January 18th at 8:00am.  This will include just the railroad grade from Shawano Line Road to Suring.  The grade has 3-4 inches of packed snow on it and all the water spots we were fighting earlier this season froze up. 



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Monday January 13th


Jan. 13, 2020 3:14 pm

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  We received less than an inch of fresh snow last night, but it managed to freshen things up a bit. Life is great because all the trails were GROOMED last night that we  can!! All the trails from the Nicolet State trail ( the grade ) east of town are in VERY GOOD condition with one wet spot that has mostly frozen over, so watch for a puddle.

West of 32 heading towards highway 64, the problem areas between intersections 510 & 512 with lack of snow has gotten very icy. So icy that the groomer had to struggle the other night to get up two of the hills because of the icy slopes. So until we receive more heavy snow to pack down over the ice we will not be grooming down that way. That region is what is called The Bob Kroll trail. It was plowed down to dirt after the big snow by the loggers who cleared the trees for us. Without their efforts it would still be blocked by trees.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  The groomers were out last night. The entire east side was done. The west side only had a couple tracks on it from the night before.  Trails are very good to excellent.  Grooming tonight is unlikely with the warm temperatures in the forecast. 

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - We got 1-2" of fresh snow last night here on Chute Pond, and they're calling for more snow off and on throughout the week.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, freshly groomed, and in good to very good condition on the NST (RR grade from Suring to INT#605) and all trails west of the NST. The NST is thinner from Suring to Breed, but it is rideable. The wooded trails to Boulder Lake, Animal's, the Mountain Lakes trail to Halfway Bar, and the 18 Corridor west of the NST are all in good to very good condition. The wooded trails east of the NST are in good "early season" condition. The 18 Corridor east of the NST is a nice ride all the way to Crooked Lake. On all trails, watch for possible slushy and/or wet/icy/rough frozen areas.

Exceptions (see map): We have a trail section closed temporarily because of excess standing water- the trail from Old 64 (INT#472) to the 18 Corridor (INT#455) is closed until the water recedes. Trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

On our trails east of the NST (RR grade), "early season conditions" means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails.

Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails. Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- and ice has been slow to form on most area lakes. Use extreme caution on all frozen surfaces. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails. 

Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders - We will be opening the trails north of 64 Hwy Friday, December 10th at 12:00 PM  but will not be groomed for the weekend.




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FRIDAY!


Jan. 10, 2020 7:11 am

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  All the trails from the Nicolet State trail ( the grade ) east of town are in good to very good condition with one wet spot that has mostly frozen over, so watch for a puddle. Nothing you will get stuck in, so don't panic. With the cold weather last night maybe some of the wet spots plaguing all of the Clubs in the State will start to freeze up and make things normal again?

West of 32 heading towards highway 64, the problem areas between intersections 510 & 512 with lack of snow has gotten very icy. So icy that the groomer had to struggle last night to get up two of the hills because of the icy slopes. So until we receive more heavy snow to pack down over the ice we will not be grooming down that way. That region is what is called The Bob Kroll trail. It was plowed down to dirt after the big snow by the loggers who cleared the trees for us. Without their efforts it would still be blocked by trees.

Taking that area out of the picture, our trails are in good to very good riding condition.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  The groomers were out last night. The entire east side was done. The west side only had a couple tracks on it from the night before.  Trails are very good to excellent.  Grooming tonight is unlikely with the warm temperatures in the forecast. 

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, freshly groomed, and in good condition on the NST and all trails west of the NST (RR grade). Trails east of the NST are in fair to good "early season" condition. We have a trail section closed because of excess standing water (see photo)- the trail from Old 64 (INT#472) to the 18 Corridor (INT#455) is now closed. On all other open trails, watch for possible slushy and/or wet/icy/rough frozen areas.

Exceptions (see map): trails that will remain closed indefinitely are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

On our trails east of the NST (RR grade), "early season conditions" means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails.

Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- and ice has been slow to form on most area lakes. Riding on frozen surfaces is not recommended. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. Please- ride sober, stay to the right, and stay on the marked trails. 


Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders - We will be opening the trails north of 64 Hwy Friday, December 10th at 12:00 PM  but will not be groomed for the weekend.




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It's Monday!


Jan. 6, 2020 8:15 am

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  All the trails are freshly groomed. Does it get any better for anxious riders? All the trails from the Nicolet State trail ( the grade ) east of town are in good to very good condition with one wet spot. so watch for a puddle. Nothing you will get stuck in, so don't panic.

West of 32 heading towards highway 64, the problem areas between intersections 510 & 512 with lack of snow has gotten very icy. So icy that the groomer had to struggle last night to get up two of the hills because of the icy slopes. So until we receive more heavy snow to pack down over the ice we will not be grooming down that way. That region is what is called The Bob Kroll trail. It was plowed down to dirt after the big snow by the loggers who cleared the trees for us. Without their efforts it would still be blocked by trees.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  All Paul Bunyan Riders Trails  were groomed last night and are in very good condition.  The Wheeler Lake Trail is now groomed and reopened.  That was the last area to be groomed.  Hats off to Trail Boss Bob Prasser and his grooming crew to have our trail system 100 % groomed and open. Ride Safe !!!

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, and in fair to good "early season" condition. We were forced to close another trail section today because of excess standing water (see photo). The trail from Old 64 (INT#472) to the 18 Corridor (INT#455) is now closed. On all other open trails, watch for branches hanging down on the trails, and possible slushy and/or wet areas.

Exceptions (see map): trails that will remain closed at this time are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

As for the rest of the trails, "early season conditions" means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails.

Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- and ice has been slow to form on most area lakes. Riding on frozen surfaces is not recommended. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails.





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2020!


Jan. 2, 2020 10:56 am

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) -  Trails are all freshly groomed!! Does it get any better than that? The wonderful drivers tell me that all  groomed out very well. There will continue to be issues in the areas that are mentioned in the previous report until we get another 6?-8? of wet snow and some cold weather to freeze up the wet areas in the region, along with the lack of snow on the Bob Kroll between intersections 510 & 512 caused by logging. Most trails are in Good to very good riding conditions, but be alert. Groomers will continue to be out every night throughout the weekend to ensure you the best riding in the area.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) -  12/1 Trails groomed out great last night. Several more branches came down with the wet snow that the area received. Swamps are still to wet to groom yet. 

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, and in fair to good "early season" condition. We were forced to close another trail section today because of excess standing water (see photo). The trail from Old 64 (INT#472) to the 18 Corridor (INT#455) is now closed. On all other open trails, watch for branches hanging down on the trails, and possible slushy and/or wet areas.

Exceptions (see map): trails that will remain closed at this time are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

As for the rest of the trails, "early season conditions" means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails.

Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- and ice has been slow to form on most area lakes. Riding on frozen surfaces is not recommended. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails.





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Happy New Year


Dec. 31, 2019 9:31 am

Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) - It is with a heavy heart that I share this sad news with you. It's now 35? in Downtown Townsend and hazy. The long range forecast is less encouraging with the possibility of 1?-2? of rain this weekend.

The trails remain officially open in Townsend, but it would be best for all involved to stay off. Paul Bunyan has 2? of water for 40 yards on the trail near Wheeler Lake, so avoid that area and others that were closed all the while because of water. As I stated in my last report, the trail is bare on the Bob Kroll between intersections 510 and 512 and might now have water in low spots.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) - 12/30 All 3 groomers will be out tonight smoothing out the trails. We received light snow today. Far less than the predictions for our area so far. We expect water will be in the dips. If you venture out tomorrow watch for those areas as well as icy conditions.  Ride Safe and have a Happy New Year

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, and in fair "early season" condition. It rained for over 36 hours before the snow came yesterday, which here at Chute Pond was only a disappointing 3-4" of wet, sticky stuff. Groomers will go out tonight to see what they can do with the fresh snow. Watch for branches hanging down on the trails, and possible wet areas.

Exceptions (see map): trails that will remain closed at this time are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

As for the rest of the trails, "early season conditions" means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails.

Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- and ice has been slow to form on most area lakes. Riding on frozen surfaces is not recommended. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails.

Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders - Trails closed 12/26/19.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders - Trails will be closing Friday 12/27 at midnight.  Trails are slushy and have standing water that will need time to freeze up before trails are be reopen.

Chase, Lena and Oconto Falls are CLOSED.

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Monday, December 23rd Update


Dec. 23, 2019 7:50 am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oconto County Snowmobile Trails Open Friday, December 20, 2019

Oconto County snowmobile clubs and volunteers have worked tirelessly to get the Northern Oconto County Snowmobile Trials cleaned up, groomed and ready for your snowmobiling enjoyment.  There are a few sections of trail that are not open.  Those sections are detailed on the attached map.  The southern trails remain closed as the majority of those trails are on Ag land that have not been harvested or swamps that have not frozen over. 

The nine snowmobile clubs in Oconto County work together with the Oconto County Forest Administrator, who gives the final approval before trails may open.  Once the Southern trails are approved to open, the announcement will appear on the official Oconto County Trail Report web page https://www.ocontocounty.org/trail-reports/ . For your own safety, and that of the club groomers and volunteers- please stay off the southern trails - do not ride on closed trails. For more information, please contact the Oconto County website or the Forest and Parks Department at 920-834-6995.



Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) - They were freshly groomed last night (12/22), so early riders should have a great ride. Groomers say that the base is getting soft with the warm temperatures. We will keep an eye on things and hope grooming is not interrupted by the warm temps. If the snow is to warm it no longer flows through the drag and plugs it up. So we can't groom. Let's hope for colder temps and some fresh snow to freshen things up. 

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) - There are a few trail sections that are temporary closed. The section from the grade to Maiden Lake is closed due to open water as well as the section by Phil's Philling Station that goes through a swamp. This section is re routed on the road. Use caution.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails are open, in fair "early season" condition. Heavy traffic and the warm weather have beat up the trails this weekend. Groomers will be out doing what they can to smooth things out- but the best advice is to take it easy and slow down a little out there. Exceptions (see map): trails that will remain closed at this time are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet. The closed areas are tangles of fallen trees in a swampy area- you don't want to go there.

As for the rest of the trails, "early season conditions" means there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails. Please stay safe- stay on the groomed trails.

Riders are urged to reduce speed and ride with extra caution, as the forest and the trails look very different since the storm. There are numerous logging operations that will be ongoing throughout the season. Please use extra caution in these areas. No Chute Pond trails cross any lakes or rivers- and ice has been slow to form on most area lakes. Riding on frozen surfaces is not recommended. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails. But the good news is- there are many fun and interesting miles of trails- waiting for you to ride. See you on the trails!

Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders - The warm weather we are having, has not helped the trails this pass weekend. We can only groom the forest roads, as of now . We have a trail change this year because of the storm damage in July.  They are logging on Bulter Springs Rd from Hwy 64 South about 2 miles of the trail. Its from 429 to intersection 425.  We will be using the ATV trail during this season.  The trail which goes to Klondike, intersection 421 North is now open.   The Suring trail from 407 South to Suring remains closed due to rerouting the trail.  We are working on it to get it open yet this season around the first of this year, hopefully.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders - We will be opening up the railroad grade from Shawano line north, but none of the spur off trails will be open at this time due to water and lack of snow in some places. The grade is in fair early season condition with a few icy spots that have frozen up on the sides of the trail by Town Hall Rd.

Chase, Lena and Oconto Falls are CLOSED.

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Northern Snowmobile Trails Opening December 20th


Dec. 19, 2019 8:16 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oconto County Snowmobile Trails Open Friday, December 20, 2019

Oconto County snowmobile clubs and volunteers have worked tirelessly to get the Northern Oconto County Snowmobile Trials cleaned up, groomed and ready for your snowmobiling enjoyment.  There are a few sections of trail that are not open.  Those sections are detailed on the attached map.  The southern trails remain closed as the majority of those trails are on Ag land that have not been harvested or swamps that have not frozen over. 

The nine snowmobile clubs in Oconto County work together with the Oconto County Forest Administrator, who gives the final approval before trails may open.  Once the Southern trails are approved to open, the announcement will appear on the official Oconto County Trail Report web page https://www.ocontocounty.org/trail-reports/ . For your own safety, and that of the club groomers and volunteers- please stay off the southern trails - do not ride on closed trails. For more information, please contact the Oconto County website or the Forest and Parks Department at 920-834-6995.



Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club (Townsend) - Life is good in Townsend today. The County has decided to open our trails in the north part of the County on Friday December 20, 2019. They will be all freshly groomed, but the forecast is for warm weather? When out riding this year please be sure and drive only on the groomed part of the trail. There are many hidden dangers buried under that snow.

Paul Bunyan Riders Snowmobile Club (Lakewood) - There are a few trail sections that are temporary closed. The section from the grade to Maiden Lake is closed due to open water as well as the section by Phil's Philling Station that goes through a swamp. This section is re routed on the road. Use caution.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Mountain) - Chute Pond Snowmobile Club trails will partially open this Friday, December 20th, in fair to good "early season" condition. Exceptions are from INT#451-INT#453 (from east of Hwy 32 behind the Junction to Jack Pine Rd), and from INT#447 north to the 18 Corridor trail near Cooked Lake (the northern pipeline trail). DO NOT ride the closed trails- they have not been cleared from the July wind storms because the swamps are still wet and have not allowed equipment to get in to work on those areas yet.

As for the rest of the trails, there will be some bumps, dips, and ruts to deal with as the groomers continue to work on the trails. Be aware that any off-trail riding- even to take one ski off to "grab a little loose snow"- could be dangerous. The July wind storms have devastated many areas of our forested trails, and there are many trees and limbs on the ground just off the edges of the groomed trails.
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Riders are urged to reduce speed, and ride with extra caution, as the trails look very different since the storm. You are encouraged to carry a portable hand saw if possible, since limbs and branches continue to fall onto and over the trails.

Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders - Friday 12/20/2019 some of the trails will be groomed and open.  The trails that will not be groomed will need your help. Please help to pack them down with your snowmobiles.  There maybe some areas that have soft areas and our groomers have to wait until these area firm up.  There are some trails that will not be open at this time, until corn is removed.  The area is near Klondike south to intersection 421.  Also the trail from Suring to the first intersection 407 will be closed as well.  As for now the trail leading to Chute Pond is also closed.  This trail belongs to Chute Pond's club.  I will include a map which will show the trails that are open. To see the trails that are open and that are closed click on Newsletters then the second Dec 2019 is Trails open news release.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders - We will be opening up the railroad grade from Shawano line north, but none of the spur off trails will be open at this time due to water and lack of snow in some places. The grade is in fair early season condition with a few icy spots that have frozen up on the sides of the trail by Town Hall Rd.

Chase, Lena and Oconto Falls are CLOSED.

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Snowmobile Trails Remain CLOSED


Dec. 5, 2019 1:44 pm

In spite of the recent snowfalls and snow covered trails, all Oconto County Snowmobile trails remain closed at this time.

Groomers may be out packing down the trails to build a base, and you may see club volunteers in trucks, ATVs, or on snowmobiles working on the trails- but just seeing groomed trails or tracks on the trail does not signal the start of the snowmobile season.

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SNOWMOBILE TRAILS


Nov. 30, 2019 11:40 pm

In spite of the recent snowfalls and snow covered trails, all Oconto County Snowmobile trails remain closed at this time.

Groomers may be out packing down the trails to build a base, and you may see club volunteers in trucks, ATVs, or on snowmobiles working on the trails- but just seeing groomed trails or tracks on the trail does not signal the start of the snowmobile season.

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ATV


Sept. 29, 2019 12:43 pm

All ATV trails are open till the first Sunday in November.

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Trails Opening August 29th


Aug. 16, 2019 12:34 pm

OCONTO COUNTY ATV TRAILS WILL OPEN THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019.

Please be advised that as of August 29, 2019 all ATV trails funded by Oconto County will
be open for travel. The attached map shows the location of Oconto County trails that will
be open for travel (Depicted in color BLUE).

Please be advised that segments of the trail are connected by Town and US Forest
Service roads. Visitors are reminded to check the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
website (https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cnnf/landmanagement/?cid=fseprd644781)
before visiting for the latest updates on what is open and closed. A closure order is in
place for roads, trails and recreation sites that were damaged during the storm. Visitors
should also contact each townships for riding ATVs on town roads.

Please review the updated maps and plan out a route before riding. Riding on closed
roads and trails may result in law enforcement action.

For more information please visit Oconto County website at www.co.oconto.wi.us to review
News announcements on the left of the home page. You may also contact the Forestry
and Parks Department at 920-834-6995.



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ATV/UTV Trails CLOSED


Aug. 2, 2019 7:57 am

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2019

OCONTO COUNTY TRAILS REMAIN CLOSED


All Oconto County ATV trails remain closed.  Forest, Parks and Recreation personnel will be assessing damage to the trails in the next two weeks.   

No person shall drive an all-terrain vehicle on any lands, highway or trail under supervision, management or control of the Forest, Parks, and Recreation/Land Information Systems Sub-Committee during these closed periods.

Trails will open as posted or published by the Forest, Parks and Recreation/Land Information Systems Sub-Committee.

For further information, please contact the Forest and Parks Department at 920-834-6995.

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ATV/UTV Trail Update


July 29, 2019 1:05 pm

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2019

OCONTO COUNTY TRAILS REMAIN CLOSED


All Oconto County ATV trails remain closed.  Forest, Parks and Recreation personnel will be assessing damage to the trails in the next two weeks.   

No person shall drive an all-terrain vehicle on any lands, highway or trail under supervision, management or control of the Forest, Parks, and Recreation/Land Information Systems Sub-Committee during these closed periods.

Trails will open as posted or published by the Forest, Parks and Recreation/Land Information Systems Sub-Committee.

For further information, please contact the Forest and Parks Department at 920-834-6995.

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Storm Update


July 26, 2019 4:12 pm


All Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails are CLOSED due to storm damage.  There is NO clean-up allowed at this time on the National Forest or Oconto County land. 
UPDATE:
Recreation sites currently open include Ada Lake, Bass Lake, Boulder Lake, Boot Lake Beach and Boat Landing and Wheeler Lake Beach. Power has been restored to Boulder Lake Campground.

Recreation sites closed include Bagley Rapids Campground, Boot Lake Campground (Boat Landing and Beach Open) Cathedral Pines Trailhead, Chute Pond Overlook Trail, Green Lake Recreation Area, Jones Spring Area Trail, Lakewood CC Ski Trailhead, Mountain Fire Lookout Tower, Oconto River Barrier Fee, Quartz Hill Trailhead and Popple Ridge Trailhead and Horse Camp.

Chute Pond County Campground - CLOSED.

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All Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails are CLOSED


July 25, 2019 3:47 pm

All Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails are CLOSED due to storm damage. There is NO clean-up allowed at this time on the National Forest or Oconto County land.

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CLOSED


July 21, 2019 4:21 pm

All Oconto County ATV/UTV trails are CLOSED.

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Crooked Lake Reroute


July 18, 2019 8:08 am


Reroute Pictured Below for the Crooked Lake Area

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ATV Trail Report


June 13, 2019 9:50 am

Red Arrow's Lower Loop trail, northeast of Townsend has been repaired and is now open to ATV traffic. It had been closed all season so far because of washouts and wet conditions. It is located between intersections #633 and #637.


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OPEN


May 24, 2019 11:37 am

Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails are OPEN!  Enjoy the long holiday weekend and sunshine.

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Monday, May 13th


May 13, 2019 3:19 pm

An update will be posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  

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Monday, May 6, 2019


May 6, 2019 11:31 am

The Oconto County ATV Trail System will remain CLOSED
this weekend. Please be patient as the clubs prep and cleanup from a long Winter and Spring showers.


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ATV Trail Update


Apr. 30, 2019 12:01 pm

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCONTO COUNTY ATV TRAILS REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please be advised that the Oconto County ATV trails remain in poor condition.  The Forest & Parks Department is working with the clubs to repair the trials for opening later in May.  This closure includes the Nicolet State Trail System.  Please check the County website www.co.oconto.wi.us or the Oconto County Tourism site www.ocontocounty.orgfor up-dated trail condition information.  Trails will open once they are dry enough for use without damage.  Another press release will be sent out when trails open. 

If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact the Forest & Parks Department at 920-834-6995.


FOREST, PARKS AND RECREATION/LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUB-COMMITTEE

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Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails


Apr. 25, 2019 2:24 pm

Current Status of ATV Trails:


NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCONTO COUNTY ATV TRAILS REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please be advised that the Oconto County ATV trails will not open April 27, 2019 as allowed by ordinance due to the annual spring thaw. This closure includes the Nicolet State Trail System.  Please check the County website www.co.oconto.wi.us or the Oconto Tourism site www.ocontocounty.org for up-dated trail condition information.  Trails will open once they are dry enough for use without damage.  Another press release will be sent out when trails open. 

If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact the Forest & Parks Department at 920-834-6995.

FOREST, PARKS AND RECREATION/LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUB-COMMITTEE

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Oconto County ATV Trails


Apr. 15, 2019 1:35 pm

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCONTO COUNTY ATV TRAILS REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please be advised that the Oconto County ATV trails will not open April 27, 2019 as allowed by ordinance due to the annual spring thaw. This closure includes the Nicolet State Trail System.  Please check the County website www.co.oconto.wi.usor the Oconto Tourism site www.ocontocounty.org for up-dated trail condition information.  Trails will open once they are dry enough for use without damage.  Another press release will be sent out when trails open. 

If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact the Forest & Parks Department at 920-834-6995.

FOREST, PARKS AND RECREATION/LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUB-COMMITTEE

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End of the Season


Mar. 25, 2019 7:25 am

All Oconto County Snowmobile Trails are CLOSED.  Let's hope for another great season next year.

THANK YOU!

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Tuesday Report


Mar. 19, 2019 7:20 am

Snowmobile Trail Report:
Red Arrow Snowmobile Club (Townsend): 3/20/19
It's 21 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning. If you do venture out, beware there is 2?-3? of water across the grade across the street from the Shell Station. These are unpredictable riding conditions. We will need to assess how much flooding has occurred. Grooming operations have ceased at least until further notice!! We have a very thick base on the trails. The long range forecast doesn't look good though.

Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Club (Lakewood): 3/20/19
The trails were groomed last night. Ride this weekend because the weather forecast is for very warm temperatures by next weekend. Ride safe.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club (Suring/Mountain) - 3/20/19
Chute Pond Trails are open, in late season condition. There may be some bare spots, some standing water, and some icy areas. There is no grooming scheduled at this time. Please stay on the trails, and ride with extra caution.



The rest of Oconto County Snowmobile Trails are closed.

ALL OCONTO COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS WILL CLOSE ON SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019 at MIDNIGHT.

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Thursday Report


Feb. 28, 2019 10:19 am

Snowmobile Trail Reports:
Red Arrow Snowmobile Trails (Townsend) - 2/28/19
It's 4 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning. The trails are in very good riding condition.  We received about 3.5 inches of fluffy snow Tuesday night, so the trails are fluffy and slippery until it adheres to the established base. This should make riding in the woods beautiful with all the fresh fallen snow.  Groomers will be out tonight and all weekend to make the trails the best possible. 

Paul Bunyan (Lakewood) -  2/27/19
The trails have been groomed and are in great condition.  We got 3 to 4 inches of powder.  There is 1 to 2 inches expected for late in the week. Ride safe.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails (Suring/Mountain) - Chute Pond trails are open, being groomed, and are in very good condition. Grooming will be ongoing- so please watch for them on the trail any time of day or night- and always yield the right of way to the groomers. Stay to the right, and enjoy your ride!

Bagley and Brazeau Joyriders Snowmobile Trails - 2/26/19
B&B Joyriders trails are in excellent condition again this week. The groomers will be out on the trails throughout the week. So be careful for the groomers on the trails. Also watch out for deer on the trails, they are using the trails to move around. If you ride to Suring, the old trail is closed through the golf course, but the trail does go around the golf course by using the side of the road, it will bring you back into town.

Gillett - 2/28/19
Gillett trails are in great shape after last weekends winds. We groomed hard and go through all the drifts, some areas are a little narrower now, but with regular grooming they should be back to their normal width soon. There is lots of snow on the trails now get out and enjoy.
Groomers were out and all trails were groomed multiple times this last week and with 3-5 inches of fresh powder, they should be awesome this weekend. Obviously with a lot of traffic, they will get a little rough. Thanks to our groomer drivers for all their time!  Ride safe and enjoy them while they last.

Lena Snowdrifters-  Trails are open and in good to excellent condition. Grooming regularly.

Chase Sno Chasers Trails - Trails are open and in very good to excellent condition.


Cross Country Ski Trail Reports:
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - 2/22/19
Complete Trail groomed with the quad. Trail is a little soft will firm up tonight and make for great skiing Friday and the weekend. There is one bad downhill on the blue trail north of the golf course, just past a snowmobile crossing.

Machickanee Ski Trails - 2/22/19
The ski trails were groomed last night (2/21) and are in really great condition.  Our groomer left for the Birkebeiner this morning so there will not be any grooming over the weekend.  The skiing should be very good until the weather decides to turn on us with freezing rain later Saturday.  There may be a chance the rain will miss us and we get all snow, but it would likely be wet.  That could mess the skiing up until regrooming, but keep an eye on what the weather brings.

Tubing Hill:
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - Opening Saturday, March 2 from 1:00pm-4:00pm, Closed on Sunday, March 3rd.

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Wednesday Update - Snow Storm Destiny


Feb. 13, 2019 7:58 am

Snowmobile Trail Reports:
Red Arrow Snowmobile Trails (Townsend) - It's 19 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning. We have received 5? of fresh snow so far, with another 3?-5? possible before the storm is over. The trails are in excellent riding condition. The groomers will most certainly be out working their magic on the trails throughout the rest of the week.

Paul Bunyan (Lakewood) - The groomers are having trouble getting through over a foot of snow that fell. This will take a while to get the trails in shape. Watch for the groomers during the day till we can get the entire system done.  Trails are in excellent riding condition.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails (Suring/Mountain) - Chute Pond trails are open, being groomed, and are in very good condition. There may be some low hanging branches from the recent heavy snow (10-14" in the past several days), so please use extra caution. Grooming will be ongoing- so please watch for them on the trail any time of day or night- and always yield the right of way to the groomers. Stay to the right, and enjoy your ride!

Bagley and Brazeau Joyriders Snowmobile Trails - B &B Joyriders trails received 16"of new snow this week and it's only Tuesday. The groomers went out Monday and will be out all day Wednesday and Wednesday night. They are also going out all day Friday and Friday night. So be careful for the groomers which will be out there. The trails are in excellent condition. Some of the open fields are drifting so watch for drifting snow, ride safe. If you ride to Suring, the old trail is closed through the golf course, but the trail does go around it and back into town.


Gillett - Trails are open and groomed and in excellent condition.

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - Groomer will be out after almost 12" of fresh snow. It will all be groomed by the weekend. Please be cautious of drifting in the open fields. Now is the time to ride!

Lena Snowdrifters-  Trails are open and in good to excellent condition. Grooming regularly.

Chase Sno Chasers Trails - Trails are open and in very good to excellent condition.


Cross Country Ski Trail Reports:
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - With roughly 12 inches of new snow trails will be groomed and in great condition.

Machickanee Ski Trails - Trails are open and in good condition.

Tubing Hill:
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - Hill will be open on Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th from 1:00pm-4:00pm.  Bring your own tube. Only 45 tubes available to share. 

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Yay It's Friday!


Feb. 8, 2019 8:45 am

Snowmobile Trail Reports:
Red Arrow Snowmobile Trails (Townsend) - It's 14 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning. We received 6 1/2? of fresh snow yesterday, and if my Weather Channel App is accurate, we could receive 5?-8? more  Thursday. This should turn the area into snowmobilers heaven.

The groomers will most certainly be out working their magic on the trails tonight and throughout the rest of the week.
Paul Bunyan (Lakewood) - It's 5:30 am Friday and the area received 5 to 6 inches of fresh snow. It started out as rain so this was a better packing snow to groom. The groomers got in early this morning and there is another shift going out to open the trails that are blocked by plowing operations on the town and county roads. It's going to be windy so expect drifting snow in the open areas. Ride safe and watch for the groomers.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails (Mountain) - Chute Pond trails are open, being groomed, and are in very good condition. There may be some low hanging branches from the recent heavy snow (8-12" in the past week), so please use extra caution. Grooming will be ongoing- so please watch for them on the trail anytime of day or night- and always yield the right of way to the groomers. Stay to the right, and enjoy your ride!

Bagley and Brazeau Joyriders Snowmobile Trails - B &B Joyriders trails received 5" of new snow, Tuesday. The groomers have been out all day Wednesday and Wednesday night. They will be back out Friday after the next snow fall, 3" to 6" that maybe on the way. The trails are in good to excellent condition. Some of the open fields on the south end of the trail system are a little light of snow. If you ride to Suring, the old trail is closed through the golf course, but the trail does go around it and back into town.

Gillett - Trails are open and groomed earlier today and in good shape.  Be aware there is ice under the snow be cautious.

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - Oconto Falls trails will be open today 2/7 at noon. We will be grooming today and tomorrow as our volunteer groomer drivers schedules allow.

Lena Snowdrifters-  Trails are open.

Chase Sno Chasers Trails - Trails are open.


Cross Country Ski Trail Reports:
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - The trail was groomed yesterday to the parking lot on Old 32. There did not set tracks. We will groom and track the entire trail on Friday

Machickanee Ski Trails - Waiting on new report after fresh snow fall.

Tubing Hill:
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - Hill will be opening Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th from 1pm-4pm.  Reminder this is a tube only hill.

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Wednesday Snow Report


Feb. 6, 2019 7:47 am

A new report will be posted soon - Oconto County received roughly 5-7 inches of snow throughout the entire County.  

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Saturday Report


Feb. 2, 2019 7:32 pm

Snowmobile Trail Reports:
Temperature on Saturday and Sunday in Oconto County are said to be in the 30's and 40's!!

Red Arrow Snowmobile Trails (Townsend) - It's 14 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning. Quite a change from the past mornings. A heat wave on Sunday sounds terrible, can't we just settle into the 20's? The trails are fantastic, smooth, hard and fast. BEST TRAILS IN A VERY LONG TIME!!! Right now the trails east of Hwy 32 are in VERY GOOD CONDITION. The Nicolet State Trail ( The Grade ) I would say that it is in  VERY GOOD CONDITION. The trails west of town toward Hwy 64& T are in VERY GOOD CONDITION on the level trails. In the hills they are in VERY GOOD CONDITION AS WELL.

Paul Bunyan (Lakewood) - The less traveled secondary trails were groomed Friday afternoon and the balance of the Paul Bunyan Trails were groomed during the night.  They are very good to excellent.  We expect lot of traffic today into the evening.  Our groomers will be out tonight before the predicated freezing rain that is forecasted.  Ride safe!!


Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails (Mountain) - Chute Pond trails are open, freshly groomed, and in good to very good condition. Grooming will continue, so please watch for them on the trail anytime of day or night- and always yield the right of way to the groomers. Stay to the right, and enjoy your ride!

Bagley and Brazeau Joyriders Snowmobile Trails - B &B Joyriders trails received 5 to 6" of new snow this week; the groomers have been out all day Tuesday and will be back out Friday. The trails are in good to very good condition but remember the winds will be moving the snow around mainly in the open fields, so watch for drifting snow. If you ride to Suring, the old trail is closed through the golf course, but the trail does go around it and back into town.


Gillett - Gillett trails are all open and in good condition.

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers - Oconto Falls Snowmobile Trails are closed starting Monday, February 4th.

Lena Snowdrifters- Lena Snowdrifters trail system is open! Panning of trails will continue, expect early season conditions. Please stay on marked trails! Leaving the trail is tresspassing and can be dangerous as ruts, rocks and other hazards could be hidden. Ride safe, sober and enjoy!

Chase Sno Chasers Trails - Closed starting Sunday, February 3rd at 6:00am.


Cross Country Ski Trail Reports:
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - The trail was PB groomed.Trail conditions are soft today. It
Will firm up tonight and be excellent on Saturday.

Machickanee Ski Trails - As of today, we finally got enough snow for good grooming.  Hopefully, it will be warm enough to allow us to set tracks on Friday.  Worst case, it should be done by Saturday morning.  As of now it looks like the temps on Saturday should allow for great conditions for the Candlelight Ski.  This will be the first time in a long time that we can say that.

Tubing Hill:
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - Open Saturday, February 2nd and Sunday February 3rd from 1pm till 4pm.

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Snow Storm Beth -- Ending Monday Night


Jan. 28, 2019 12:04 pm

Snowmobile Trail Reports:
Red Arrow Snowmobile Trails (Townsend) - It's -1 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning.  The trails are really nice, smooth, hard and fast. The Storm is here and has dropped about 2?-3? of fluffy snow so far. It is still snowing, we will see what we end up with? Also some serious cold coming in the next week. A high of -10?F on Wednesday????? REALLY? Can you say Polar Vortex? So please dress for the conditions to avoid frostbite!! Right now the trails east of Hwy 32 are in VERY GOOD CONDITION. The Nicolet State Trail ( The Grade ) is icy in spots so be careful! I would say that it is in  VERY GOOD CONDITION. The trails west of town toward Hwy 64& T are in VERY GOOD CONDITION on the level trails. In the hills they are in GOOD CONDITION. We still need more snow there for covering the rocks completely.

Paul Bunyan (Lakewood) - It's still 2 below at noon today. we are expecting snow tonight so we will be out grooming today before the snow comes . We had several groups riding that said our trails were awesome. The turnout was very good. I would like to thank all the volunteers that helped .

Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails (Mountain) - Chute Pond trails are open and in fair to very good condition. It is snowing here at Chute Pond on Monday morning, Jan 28th, with 2" on the ground so far. Be aware of some icy areas, especially on turns.  The groomers will be out again after today's snow event, so please watch for them on the trail anytime of day or night- and always yield the right of way to the groomers. Stay to the right, and enjoy your ride!

Bagley and Brazeau Joyriders Snowmobile Trails - The B & B Joyriders trails are now all open. We received 5.5 " of snow the last 2 days The groomers were out all day Wednesday and will be out all day Thursday. The trails that have been groomed last week are in good condition and the trails that have just been groomed are fair to good condition. Remember the trails just opened this year so it's like early season conditions on 2/3 of the trail. There also is ice under the snow in spots so ride safe.


Gillett - Grooming was done today & trails are panned. Trails will open Saturday- 6:00 a.m. Due to early season conditions, RAILROAD GRADE ONLY will be open from Shawano Line Rd to Suring. Fields still have open spots and are to thin.
Accumulating snow is expected Monday !!

CAUTION RIDERS...There are logging projects between County H & Suring. Fourtowns Road intersection & Rodhloff Lane intersection. Possible delays if trucks are loading!!
Thank you for your patience!  Hope everyone has a fun & safe riding season.

Cross Country Ski Trail Reports:
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - We received 1" to 2" of snow yesterday. It is snowing this morning and it is predicted we will get another 1" or so. We are planning to groom on Thursday, January 24th.

Machickanee Ski Trails - Well, we finally got some snow, but who was counting on these bitter cold conditions!!  Dave looked at grooming the trails Thursday evening.  There is probably enough snow, but just barely.  He decided that there was just too much wind to make it worthwhile.  The tracks would have blown shut just about as fast as he could have set them.  Perhaps he can get at them before the weekend.  If not, you should be able to "ski-in" a track, especially on the Blackberry Ramble and Corral Berry Trails.  The Brehmer Creek and Timberwolf Trails would be very questionable for skiing without a track because of the bigger hills and no "soft landings" if you fall.

Tubing Hill:
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - It's possible the tubing hill will open this weekend, February 2nd and 3rd,  if temperature stays as predicted for Saturday/Sunday.

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Snow Storm Austin


Jan. 24, 2019 8:06 am

Snowmobile Trail Reports:
Red Arrow Snowmobile Trails (Townsend) - It's 16 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this snowy morning.  Right now the trails east of Hwy 32 are in good to very good condition. The Nicolet State Trail ( The Grade ) is very icy in spots so be careful! I would say that it is in good to very good condition. The trails west of town toward Hwy 64& T are in good to very good condition on the level trails. In the hills it is still FAIR TO POOR. We still need more snow there for covering the rocks.

Paul Bunyan (Lakewood) - All three groomers were out last night and conditions are great. We wanted to have them totally flat before the snow starts today. Cross your fingers that it happens. Will update snow totals Wednesday.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails (Mountain) - Chute Pond trails are open. We got a couple inches of fresh snow, and the groomers are out. There may be some dips and ruts on hilly wooded trails that have not filled in yet. There may also be some icy areas. Riding is not advised on the NST south of Hwy 32 to Suring and also the route through Suring to Golf Course Rd due to low snow cover. The pipeline trail may not be groomed until the low spots freeze up more- use extra caution if you ride in that area. Watch for groomers on the trail anytime of day or night, and always yield the right of way to them. Enjoy your ride!

Bagley and Brazeau Joyriders Snowmobile Trails - The B & B Joyriders trails are now all open. We received 5.5 " of snow the last 2 days The groomers were out all day Wednesday and will be out all day Thursday. The trails that have been groomed last week are in good condition and the trails that have just been groomed are fair to good condition. Remember the trails just opened this year so it's like early season conditions on 2/3 of the trail. There also is ice under the snow in spots so ride safe.


Gillett - Grooming was done today & trails are panned. Trails will open Saturday- 6:00 a.m. Due to early season conditions, RAILROAD GRADE ONLY will be open from Shawano Line Rd to Suring. Fields still have open spots and are to thin.
Accumulating snow is expected Monday !!
CAUTION RIDERS...There are logging projects between County H & Suring. Fourtowns Road intersection & Rodhloff Lane intersection. Possible delays if trucks are loading!!
Thank you for your patience!  Hope everyone has a fun & safe riding season.

Cross Country Ski Trail Reports:
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - We received 1" to 2" of snow yesterday. It is snowing this morning and it is predicted we will get another 1" or so. We are planning to groom on Thursday, January 24th.

Machickanee Ski Trails - 1/16/19 Continued poor winter/snow conditions so far.  Some attempt has been made to pack the trails.  Varying temperatures and mixtures of snow and rain have made tracking all but impossible.  There has been some limited skiing on the packed snow.  Maybe some snow Saturday, but likely too little too late to help out with the Candlelight Ski scheduled for Saturday.

Tubing Hill:
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - CLOSED.

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It's Snowing....


Jan. 22, 2019 2:53 pm

It's currently snowing in Oconto County! 
A new trail report will be available late in the afternoon on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 .... 


As the snow falls for the next day or two, please watch for groomers on the trails day/night.


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Monday Morning Report


Jan. 21, 2019 10:13 am

Snowmobile Trail Reports:
Red Arrow Snowmobile Trails (Townsend) - It's -12 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning. The groomers were out last night and reports are that they groomed out great once again, but need snow! The trails east of Hwy 32 are in GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION. The Nicolet State Trail ( The Grade ) is very icy in spots so be careful! I would say that it is in GOOD TO VERY CONDITION. The trails west of town toward Hwy 64& T are in GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION on the level trails. In the hills it is still FAIR TO POOR. We still need more snow there for covering the rocks. The trails are starting to show wear with 2-6  inches of new snow in the forecast for Tuesday, maybe things will change for the better as long as there is material to work with, we will continue to groom. Pray for snow!!

Paul Bunyan (Lakewood) - Paul Bunyan Trails were groomed last night and they turned out great. There were some areas that were a little tore up but we have such a great base we were able to put them back in shape for the balance of the weekend. Trail Boss Bob Prasser rides the trails daily checking them. We will continue grooming to bring the best trails in the area to ride on. Hopefully the forecasted snow for Monday into Tuesday will give us 4 plus inches as predicted. Ride safe and watch for groomers at night.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails (Mountain) - Chute Pond trails are open. Trails are panned and in early season condition, meaning to watch for dips and ruts that will need more snow to fill in. There may also be some icy areas. Riding is not advised on the NST south of Hwy 32 to Suring and also the route through Suring to Golf Course Rd due to low snow cover. The pipeline trail may not be groomed until the low spots freeze up more- use extra caution if you ride in that area. Watch for groomers on the trail anytime of day or night, and always yield the right of way to them. Enjoy your ride!

Bagley and Brazeau Joyriders Snowmobile Trails -  We panned the trails that are open today. Sections of the BB Joyriders trails are open. The trails have improved a little so we groomed and panned the trails that are open. Trails south of Hwy Z are closed and east of Parkway Rd, up to Hwy 64 are closed. Intersections 408, 425 are closed to the south. This means Kelly Lake and Lee Lake areas are closed.  Trails are closed to Suring and Klondike. There is about 1" of snow on the lakes including White Potato Lake now. Trails that are open surround White Potato Lake and to the north.  Trails do have some icy areas.  Early season riding conditions,  the trails are fair at this time.  Remember, there is very little snow on the lakes.  The snow is very hard on the top surface of the trails, if the weather changes, they may improve. We will need snow before we will be opening the rest of the trail system.  Be very careful riding the trails that are open.


Cross Country Ski Trail Reports:
Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - Grooming will take place today Thursday, January 17th.


Machickanee Ski Trails - Continued poor winter/snow conditions so far.  Some attempt has been made to pack the trails.  Varying temperatures and mixtures of snow and rain have made tracking all but impossible.  There has been some limited skiing on the packed snow.  Maybe some snow Saturday, but likely too little too late to help out with the Candlelight Ski scheduled for Saturday.

Tubing Hill:
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - CLOSED.

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Sunday Trail Report


Jan. 13, 2019 4:54 pm

Red Arrow Snowmobile Trails (Townsend) - It's 16 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning, and the guys just got in from grooming at about 4:00 AM this morning. We had a lot of riders on our lovely trails yesterday, I hope you all had a great and safe day of riding?'?!The trails east of Hwy 32 are in GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION. The Nicolet State Trail ( The Grade ) is very icy in spots so be careful! I would say that it is in GOOD TO VERY CONDITION. The trails west of town toward Hwy 64& T are in GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION on the level trails. In the hills it is still FAIR TO POOR. We still need more snow there for covering the rocks. The GROOMERS WILL BE OUT TONIGHT AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, as long as there is material to work with. Pray for snow!!

Paul Bunyan (Lakewood) - All three tuckers were out again Saturday night and will be out tonight getting them smooth for Monday. We are going to have a 2 day warm up and as soon as it cools down we will groom them because next weekend the temperature is taking a dive. It would help if we received a few inches of snow. There was a huge amount of riders on Saturday and I received several calls complementing the great job our dedicated grooming team has done. Trail Boss Bob Prosser and assistant Bob Goble have done a great job as well as our drivers. Pray for snow and ride safe.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails (Mountain) - Chute Pond trails are open. Trails are panned and in early season condition, meaning to watch for dips and ruts that will need more snow to fill in. There may also be some icy areas. Riding is not advised on the NST south of Hwy 32 to Suring and also the route through Suring to Golf Course Rd due to low snow cover. The pipeline trail will not be groomed until the low spots freeze up more- use extra caution if you ride in that area. Thank you to our groomer team for their hard work getting our trails ready to open. Enjoy your ride!

Bagley and Brazeau Joyriders Snowmobile Trails -  Sections of the BB Joyriders trails are open. Trails south of Hwy Z are closed and east of Parkway Rd, up to Hwy 64 are closed. Intersections 408, 425 are closed to the south. This means Kelly Lake and Lee Lake areas are closed.  Trails are closed to Suring and Klondike. There is no snow on any of the lakes including White Potato Lake.  They are all bare ice.

Trails that are open surround White Potato Lake and to the north.  All these trails have not been groomed and have many icy areas.  Early season riding conditions are poor at this time.  Remember, there is no snow on any of the lakes.  The snow is very hard on the top surface of the trails, if the weather changes, they may improve.

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Snowmobile Trail Update


Jan. 8, 2019 12:45 pm

Red Arrow Snowmobile-ATV Club - It's 36 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend tonight. We received about 5.5? of heavy wet snow overnight. After the rain on and off most of the day we have about 3.5? left. As I said it is very heavy and wet, but should pan out well to add to our base, which surprisingly has held up well. It is to wet to groom until it cool down quite a bit. Right now the snow will not process through the groomers drag. It needs to cool down quite a bit not just air temperature but the snow needs to cool down too. We plan to resume grooming operations Wednesday evening, it is supposed to be nice and cold by then. This should provide hopefully some darn nice trails for the weekend.

Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Trails - The temperatures dropped low enough by 11 am today to send the groomers out. All three Tuckers are panning the trails and the balance will be finished on Wednesday. There is a lot of ice on the grade and we will try to pull in some snow for lube. The trails in the woods are very good. We expect heavy traffic this weekend since Iron Snow Shoe to our east will be open as well as Forest county.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails - Chute Pond trails will open at 8:00 am Thursday, January 10, 2019.

Trails are panned and are in early season condition and extra caution is advised until we get more snow to fill in the dips and ruts in some areas.

Watch for icy areas, especially in the low spots along the trails.

Riding is not advised on the NST (RR grade) south of Hwy 32 to Suring due to low snow cover, the trail through Suring to Golf Course Rd also has low snow cover, and the pipeline trail has not been groomed yet because of low wet areas.



BB Joyriders -
Trails will open Friday, January 11, 2019
 Sections of the BB Joyriders trails are open. Trails south of Hwy Z are closed and east of Parkway Rd, up to Hwy 64 are closed. Intersections 408, 425 are closed to the south. This means Kelly Lake and Lee Lake areas are closed.  Trails are closed to Suring and Klondike. There is no snow on any of the lakes including White Potato Lake.  They are all bare ice. 
Trails that are open surround White Potato Lake and to the north.  All these trails have not been groomed and have many icy areas.  Early season riding conditions are poor at this time.  Remember, there is no snow on any of the lakes.  The snow is very hard on the top surface of the trails, if the weather changes, they may improve. 
We will need snow before we will be opening the rest of the trail system.  Be very careful riding the trails that are open. 


Lakewood Cross Country Ski - The trail surface was extremely hard frozen snow. The groomers went out today and groomed the entire trail. The plan is to go out tomorrow and continue to level the skate deck and set tracks. For more information call the ski hotline at 715-622-1754.


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Trail Conditions


Jan. 7, 2019 8:59 am

Red Arrow Snowmobile-ATV Club - It's 36 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend tonight. We received about 5.5? of heavy wet snow overnight. After the rain on and off most of the day we have about 3.5? left. As I said it is very heavy and wet, but should pan out well to add to our base, which surprisingly has held up well. It is to wet to groom until it cool down quite a bit. Right now the snow will not process through the groomers drag. It needs to cool down quite a bit not just air temperature but the snow needs to cool down too. We plan to resume grooming operations Wednesday evening, it is supposed to be nice and cold by then. This should provide hopefully some darn nice trails for the weekend.

Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Trails - The Lakewood area received 5 to 6 inches of wet snow followed by lot of rain. As soon as the temperature drops below freezing we will be out grooming. At this time it looks like Wednesday morning. The cold weather should freeze the trails up for some great riding. If you go out before we groom watch for down limbs and trees due to the wet snow. Ride safe.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Trails - We got 3-4" of wet snow last night, followed by sleet and rain. Our groomer team will be out as soon as the rain stops to pack/groom the trails. All side trails remain CLOSED until further notice.

?The Nicolet State Rec Trail (RR grade) from Hwy 32 in Suring north to Paul Bunyan trails near Tar Dam Rd is open and in early season condition. All side trails will remain CLOSED until we get more snow. Gates on the side trails will remain closed- do not ride on closed trails. Our neighboring clubs Red Arrow in Townsend and Paul Bunyan in Lakewood have opened their trails, and now you can travel north to their trails on the NSRT.

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Snowmobile


Dec. 29, 2018 2:04 pm

Partially Open - see full details below.


The Paul Bunyan Riders as well as The Red Arrow Snowmobile Club will open the trails at 8am today, December 29th. We have a good base but there is ice and large ruts as well as many rocks sticking out. You are advised to ride with extreme caution. There will be little or no lube for your slides. Ride safe and pray for snow.


Red Arrow and Paul Bunyan Trails will open this morning at 8:00AM. We groomed just shy of 13 hours yesterday to make the trails as good as can be expected. But don't expect to much because they are POOR AT BEST, with a lot of truck ruts in many areas and lot's of ice on the grade at select spots and on the trails as well.

Chute Pond is opening the Nicolet State Rec Trail ONLY tomorrow (Tuesday, January 1st, 2019) at 8:00am. All side trails remain gated and closed at this time. 

The NSRT will open from Hwy 32 in Suring north to Paul Bunyan trails near Tar Dam Rd, and will allow riders to access the Paul Bunyan and Red Arrow trails from the south.

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TRAILS


Dec. 29, 2018 1:50 pm

Partially Open - see full details below.


The Paul Bunyan Riders as well as The Red Arrow Snowmobile Club will open the trails at 8am today, December 29th. We have a good base but there is ice and large ruts as well as many rocks sticking out. You are advised to ride with extreme caution. There will be little or no lube for your slides. Ride safe and pray for snow.


Red Arrow and Paul Bunyan Trails will open this morning at 8:00AM. We groomed just shy of 13 hours yesterday to make the trails as good as can be expected. But don't expect to much because they are POOR AT BEST, with a lot of truck ruts in many areas and lot's of ice on the grade at select spots and on the trails as well.

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Snowmobile Trails Conditions


Dec. 29, 2018 1:10 pm

Partially Open - see full details below.


The Paul Bunyan Riders as well as The Red Arrow Snowmobile Club will open the trails at 8am today, December 29th. We have a good base but there is ice and large ruts as well as many rocks sticking out. You are advised to ride with extreme caution. There will be little or no lube for your slides. Ride safe and pray for snow.


Red Arrow and Paul Bunyan Trails will open this morning at 8:00AM. We groomed just shy of 13 hours yesterday to make the trails as good as can be expected. But don't expect to much because they are POOR AT BEST, with a lot of truck ruts in many areas and lot's of ice on the grade at select spots and on the trails as well.

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Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails


Dec. 5, 2018 8:27 pm

The Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails are officially open! All trails have been rolled and combed.  No tracks set. Please use caution as early ski conditions exist.

For complete trail report please call 715-622-1754.

Have a safe and fun ski season!

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ATV Trails CLOSED


Nov. 5, 2018 12:30 pm

Oconto County ATV Trail System is CLOSED for the season.  The trails we reopen in Spring of 2019. 


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Trail Closure - Spice Lake Bridge


Sept. 10, 2018 11:49 am

The Nicolet State Recreation Trail will be closed from September 13, 2018 until September 14, 2018 from County Road H to Four Towns Road. The Spice Lake Bridge decks are being replaced.


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ATV Reroute


June 21, 2018 1:41 pm

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Dusty Trails Reroute of ATV Trails


June 21, 2018 11:27 am

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OCONTO COUNTY MACHICKANEE BRIDLE TRAILS OPEN


May 4, 2018 10:59 am


May 4, 2018 - OCONTO COUNTY MACHICKANEE BRIDLE TRAILS OPEN 


OCONTO COUNTY MACHICKANEE BRIDLE TRAILS OPEN FRIDAY MAY 4, 2018


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ATV Trails Remain CLOSED


Apr. 30, 2018 1:33 pm

OCONTO COUNTY ATV TRAILS REMAIN CLOSED 

The use of all-terrain vehicle trails remains close. Trails will open as posted or published by the Forest, Parks and Recreation/Land Information Systems Sub-Committee. 

No person shall drive an all-terrain vehicle on any lands, highway or trail under supervision, management or control of the Forest, Parks, and Recreation/Land Information Systems Sub-Committee during these closed periods. 

Trails will be inspected by Forest, Parks, Recreation personnel or designee as weather permits. Next update will be posted Tuesday May 8, 2018 on the Oconto County website (www.co.oconto.wi.us) 

For further information, please contact the Forestry and Parks Department at 920-834-6995.

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ATV Season


Apr. 19, 2018 7:41 am

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 18, 2018

OCONTO COUNTY ATV TRAILS REMAIN CLOSE

The Oconto County ATV trails WILL NOT open the last Saturday in April (4-28-2018) as ordinance allows. The use of all-terrain vehicle trails will be open, weather permitting, as posted or published by the Forest, Parks, Recreation/Land Information Systems Sub-Committee.

No person shall drive an all-terrain vehicle on any lands, highway or trail under supervision, management or control of the Forest, Parks, Recreation/Land Information Systems Sub-Committee during these closed periods.

Trails will be inspected by Forest, Parks, Recreation personnel or designee as weather permits. Next update will be posted Monday April 30, 2018 on the Oconto County website (www.co.oconto.wi.us)

For further information, please contact the Forestry and Parks Department at 920-834-6995.


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   Monty Brink
   Oconto County Forest and Parks Administrator
   920-834-6995

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Final Snow Report


Mar. 11, 2018 7:43 pm

ALL OCONTO COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS WILL CLOSE 11:59pm Monday, March 12, 2018.

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Mar. 6, 2018 1:36 pm

Snowmobile Trails - Click here to view live camera from Jen's Firelite Lounge in Lakewood.

Red Arrow Townsend - 3/8/2018
It's 18 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning. The groomers were out last night, and will be at least through the weekend. The drivers report that "THE TRAILS ARE IN GOOD TO VERY GOOD RIDING CONDITION ONCE AGAIN". Please beware that those ICY SPOTS still linger beneath the freshly fallen snow! You may find some wet or slushy spots were the water accumulated during the  thaw, so again be careful and alert. Hopefully the Nicolet grade will hold up well, as it was completely bare in most areas, stones are already starting to reappear, just so you know! The woods are packed with fun, so go find it!!!

FOREST COUNTY TRAILS WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY, SO BE ADVISED!!! They are our immediate neighbors to the north. We have made no decisions as far as our trails go. We will let you know.

Paul Bunyan Riders - 3/7/18
The trails groomed out very good. The wet snow stuck to the ice in most areas and the bare areas are covered again. The next couple of days should be very good riding. Expect the railroad grade to get thin quick. Sunday and Monday are going to push into the 40 degree range. We will keep grooming as long as we can.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club -
3/6/18
Our trails are OPEN and in overall fair to good condition. We got 5-7" of snow in the Chute Pond area, with the southern reaches getting more snow than in the north. Our groomers are out today and tomorrow doing their magic- please watch for them- and yield to them on the trails, any time of day or night. This is bonus time- enjoy your ride!

Bagley & Brazeau -
3/7/18
Trails are RE OPENED as of 4 pm today 3/6/18 7 inches as of 2:30 PM of heavy wet fresh snow has accumulated, snow is still falling could be 1 to 2" more. Watch out for water on the trails. We think the trails will be good through the weekend. We will be grooming all day tomorrow with both groomers. The groomers will be focusing on the BB Joyriders trails west of Parkway and all the way north to hwy W. Be careful while riding and watch out for the groomers!!


Gillett Sno ATV Riders -  3/6/18
Trails are OPEN, main railroad grade is groomed and in poor to fair condition. Corridor 7 heading south towards Underhill and Pulcifer will remain CLOSED at this time.  Watch for a few slush spots.

Oconto Falls Sno Jokers - Trails are CLOSED.

Lena - Trails are CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - Trails are CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails -  3/7/18
4" of new snow yesterday - trails are in good condition.

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - The Oconto Falls Tubing Hill is a FREE recreational activity for all to enjoy! Sponsored by the Oconto Falls Lions Club. Only tubes allowed-no sleds.
Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm.  Hill will open on March 10th & 11th.

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Tuesday Snow Report


Mar. 6, 2018 11:28 am

Snow is currently falling in Oconto County -- a new snow report will be available in the morning after grooming has taken place. 

 

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Monday Snow Report


Mar. 5, 2018 9:06 am

Snowmobile Trails - Click here to view live camera from Jen's Firelite Lounge in Lakewood.

Red Arrow Townsend - 3/4/2018
It's 30 degrees in beautiful downtown Townsend this morning, with a forecast high of 35? today.  A possible snow storm is on the horizon for Monday into Tuesday, with 3?-5? of fun on the way, so I'm thinking your snow dancing is starting to work!!! Keep it up. If we get enough snow the groomers will be out again, with cooler temperatures to follow maybe next weekend can be salvaged!!!

Now to the trails, if you can make it to the woods, there is still some nice riding with icy spots and bare mixed in, but try and avoid the Nicolet  grade it is mostly bare in a lot of spots. "TRAILS ARE FAIR TO POOR WHEN FACTORING IN THE GRADE".

Paul Bunyan Riders - 2/27/18
It is 51 degrees and the trails took a big hit today. The 10 day forecast has every day above freezing. This is not good for the remainder of the season. The melting of snow is going to flood the low areas East of Waubee Lake. If you venture out be aware of open  water and ice.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club -
3/1/18
Our trails are OPEN and in overall poor to fair condition. The sun and warm weather are taking a toll on our trails. Expect some hilltops, curves, and other areas to be bare or gravelly, and some icy/slushy areas. The trails in general are very thin, and open areas exposed to the sun will be melting quickly. Riding early in the day may be better when the temperatures are lower, and wooded and shaded trails will be in better condition than those our in direct sun- especially southern exposures. If the trails survive this week long warm up, some possible snow in the near future may help get them back in shape again. Right now it's a "wait and see" situation.

Bagley & Brazeau -
2/28/18
Trails are CLOSED.


Gillett Sno ATV Riders - 2/16/2018
Trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls Sno Jokers - Trails are CLOSED.

Lena - Trails are CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - Trails are CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails -  2/27/18
The trail remains in good condition despite above freezing temperatures. Spring conditions and the base is holding up!

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - The Oconto Falls Tubing Hill is a FREE recreational activity for all to enjoy! Sponsored by the Oconto Falls Lions Club. Only tubes allowed-no sleds.
Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

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Thursday Snow Report


Mar. 1, 2018 8:14 am

Snowmobile Trails - Click here to view live camera from Jen's Firelite Lounge in Lakewood.

Red Arrow Townsend - 2/28/18
It's 34 degrees now, and it was near 50 degrees yesterday, it rained last night, and the trails took a beating. The Nicolet looks very sick in a lot of spots. The trails in the woods were ridden by some members yesterday, saying they were darn nice east of town in the woods. They also said from Townsend to Hwy 64 & Cty "T" the trail wasn't bad either, but that was earlier in the day? Don't know how they held up to the late day sunshine or the rain? With warm temperatures forecast for the next 7 days, WOW, I guess we will have to try and wait it out. Grooming operations have ceased until further notice. Wish I had better news, but if you follow my reports, you know I try to tell it like it is. Sorry!!

Paul Bunyan Riders - 2/27/18
It is 51 degrees and the trails took a big hit today. The 10 day forecast has every day above freezing. This is not good for the remainder of the season. The melting of snow is going to flood the low areas East of Waubee Lake. If you venture out be aware of open  water and ice.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club -
3/1/18
Our trails are OPEN and in overall poor to fair condition. The sun and warm weather are taking a toll on our trails. Expect some hilltops, curves, and other areas to be bare or gravelly, and some icy/slushy areas. The trails in general are very thin, and open areas exposed to the sun will be melting quickly. Riding early in the day may be better when the temperatures are lower, and wooded and shaded trails will be in better condition than those our in direct sun- especially southern exposures. If the trails survive this week long warm up, some possible snow in the near future may help get them back in shape again. Right now it's a "wait and see" situation.

Bagley & Brazeau -
2/28/18
Trails are CLOSED.


Gillett Sno ATV Riders - 2/16/2018
Trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls Sno Jokers - Trails are CLOSED.

Lena - Trails are CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - Trails are CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails -  2/27/18
The trail remains in good condition despite above freezing temperatures. Spring conditions and the base is holding up!

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - The Oconto Falls Tubing Hill is a FREE recreational activity for all to enjoy! Sponsored by the Oconto Falls Lions Club. Only tubes allowed-no sleds.
Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Tubing hill will be CLOSED this weekend.

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Snow Report


Feb. 25, 2018 9:54 am

Snowmobile Trails - Click here to view live camera from Jen's Firelite Lounge in Lakewood.

Red Arrow Townsend - 2/26/18
It's 19 degrees this morning in beautiful downtown Townsend, and the trails were freshly groomed last night!!! All is good right now. The forecast is not so good, with temp's in the 40's the next two days. So let's ride while the gettin is good. The drivers tell me that the trails are in "GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION RIGHT NOW". Watch for icy spots throughout though. The weather will dictate further grooming, but we will do our best to keep things smooth for you all.

Paul Bunyan Riders - 2/26/18
All trails were groomed last night. There is ice under the snow and with the sun and temperature at 41 degrees were not sure how long they will last. The long range forecast is not looking good. If you ride be careful on the corners and hills.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club -
2/27/18
Our trails are OPEN and in overall poor to fair condition. The sun and warm weather are taking a toll on our trails. Expect some hilltops, curves, and other areas to be bare or gravelly, and some icy/slushy areas. The trails in general are very thin, and open areas exposed to the sun will be melting quickly. Riding early in the day may be better when the temperatures are lower, and wooded and shaded trails will be in better condition than those our in direct sun- especially southern exposures. If the trails survive this mid-week warm up, possible snow in the near future may help get them back in shape again.

Bagley & Brazeau -
2/28/18
Trails are CLOSED.


Gillett Sno ATV Riders - 2/16/2018
Trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls Sno Jokers - Trails are CLOSED.

Lena - Trails are CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - Trails are CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails -  2/27/18
The trail remains in good condition despite above freezing temperatures. Spring conditions and the base is holding up!

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - The Oconto Falls Tubing Hill is a FREE recreational activity for all to enjoy! Sponsored by the Oconto Falls Lions Club. Only tubes allowed-no sleds.
Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Tubing hill will be CLOSED this weekend.

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Feb. 19, 2018 2:44 pm

Snowmobile Trails - Click here to view live camera from Jen's Firelite Lounge in Lakewood.

Red Arrow Townsend - Monday, February 19, 2018
It's 27 degrees this morning in beautiful downtown Townsend. Grooming operations have ceased until further notice. There is nothing left but the base. The Nicolet is basically all gravel. In the woods there is riding, but be careful!!

Paul Bunyan Riders - Thursday, February 15, 2018
The trails took a huge hit yesterday and it will continue today. The railroad grade is down to gravel in many areas. Some of the woods trails are OK but the hills that faced the south are bare and icy. There is  small amounts of snow for Sunday into Monday. We need snow and cold weather before grooming can resume.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club -
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Our trails are OPEN, groomed, and in overall fair condition. Some areas are better than fair, and some a little worse. Expect some hilltops, curves, and other areas may be scraped bare or gravelly, and some icy areas. The trails in general are very thin- they're not beautiful, but they are rideable. The grooming over the past two days has made the trail surface very hard packed, but it's better than the ice crust that was there before. Studded tracks and scratchers may loosen up enough snow to help you out. On a positive note, there are still many miles of trail in good riding condition, but you will encounter some a few poor stretches along the way. Grooming will resume again when it's possible- it will be based on weather conditions, including if we get any fresh snow. The season's not over yet- our trails are rideable, and there's possibly some snow in the next few days. Enjoy your ride!

Bagley & Brazeau -
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Well, the warm temps took the snow off the fields last week and the freezing rain did not help us this week. There is about 3/8 " of ice on the trails we are keeping the trails open, but the East trail from Lee Lake to Klondike and then north to White Potato lake have no snow on them as of now. The woods trails from Lee Lake north to W is very Ice but rid-able. The trail from 407 to Suring also no snow. If you ride stay in the Woods. We may be getting 2 to 3" of snow Thursday and Friday. This may help to make the trails OK to ride for the weekend.


Gillett Sno ATV Riders - 2/16/2018
Trails are CLOSED.

Oconto Falls Sno Jokers - Trails are CLOSED.

Lena - Trails are CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - Trails are CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails -  2/16/2018
Trails are holding up with the warm up - grooming will take place today.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - 2/8/2018
It's a beautiful day for skiing.  The trails were packed and then tracked on Tuesday

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - The Oconto Falls Tubing Hill is a FREE recreational activity for all to enjoy! Sponsored by the Oconto Falls Lions Club. Only tubes allowed-no sleds.
Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Open on Saturday, February 17th, but CLOSED on Sunday, February 18th.

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Snow Report - 
Jones Spring Area Trail - Trails are open.

McComb Nordic Ski Trail -  Trail is open!

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Good Morning Monday!


Jan. 8, 2018 9:44 am

Snowmobile Trails

Red Arrow Townsend - Trails are OPEN. Some of the trails are not so bad, some not so safe with many rocks and ruts to catch a ski on. I would recommend staying on the trails east of highway 32 for the best riding opportunities. If you choose to venture west of 32 down towards the intersection of 64&T, riders beware of very dangerous areas in the hilly regions. Try to avoid them till we get more Snow. Stay on the groomed roads for now. The Nicolet State Trail isn't to bad now as long as we can keep the base between us and the gravel. The Groomers will not be out until we receive some groomable snow. So don't look for mogul repairs until we get some material to work with.

REMEMBER, these are very early riding conditions, proceed with caution. I would rate the trails as "FAIR TO POOR". A young lad got hurt very bad in Forest County last weekend after losing control on conditions similar to ours. Don't let the next one be you! Keep that Snow Dance going!!

Paul Bunyan Riders - Trails opening on 1/4/18 at 8:00am. The trail conditions will be poor to fair at best.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - Our trails are currently OPEN and in "Early Season Condition". Trails are snow covered, with a 2-3" hard packed base and 1-2" of loose snow on top in most areas. Ride at your own risk, and use extra caution- especially in these areas:
The section of trail north of Hwy W up to Mountain Lakes Rd near the Big Y (INT 320).
Watch for logging on the 18 Corridor trail west of Hwy 32.
The wooded trail from INT 455 to INT 472 (Old 64).
The pipeline trail from Jack Pine north to INT 447 is rough, but the pipeline trail from INT 447 north to Crooked Lake should be avoided- it is ungroomed and extremely rough.
The wooded trail between INT 453 behind the Junction east to Jack Pine Rd.
The 18 Corridor trail near Crooked Lake.
?Most trails are panned, but there is not enough snow to fill in all of the ruts yet. Expect some dips, rocks, branches, ruts, and bare spots. Low areas that froze may be icy under a thin layer of snow- and also may have rough broken up ice/dirt in the area. Additional grooming will be done when we get more snow or as needed. Slow down, use extra caution, and enjoy your ride. Always use caution riding on any lake or river. Ice conditions can be unpredictable and can vary greatly from lake to lake- or from one end of a lake to the other.

Bagley & Brazeau - The trails are from fair to poor with 5 to 7"of snow. The trails in the woods are the best area to ride. The groomers have been out two days and will be out Friday also. Be sure to watch for the groomers on the trails. The marshes and wet areas need to freeze up more before they can get  groomed. We do not know the condition of the Lakes so I would not ride on them at all.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders - Trails are OPEN.  Trails are in fair to good condition and groomed.  Grooming will continue to take place regularly.  Corridor 7 heading south out of Gillett to Shawano will be closed until we get more snow.  Remember early season conditions exist.

Oconto Falls Sno Jokers - Trails are CLOSED.

Lena - Trails are CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - Trails are CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - The trails are rolled and combed. Trails is in early ski season condition with a undulating surface. We need more snow to track the trail.

Machickanee Cross Country Ski Trails - Coral Berry Trail was "very skiable" and Blackberry Ramble was "great."  No report on Timberwolf Trail but it should be comparable to Coral Berry Trail.  You should look over the hills before skiing down.  The bigger hills are not good and should be walked down.  The smaller hills should be skiable, but look them over first.

Oconto Falls Tubing Hill
Oconto Falls Tubing Hill - The Oconto Falls Tubing Hill is a FREE recreational activity for all to enjoy! Sponsored by the Oconto Falls Lions Club. Only tubes allowed-no sleds.
Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Trail Updates


Jan. 4, 2018 10:39 am

Snowmobile Trails

Red Arrow Townsend - "TRAILS WILL OPEN THIS MORNING 1/4/2018 AT 8:00 AM." It was the recommendation of the Sheriffs Dept. that we open. We have not received any new Snow and the only changes to the trails is more ice. Some of the trails are not so bad, some not so safe with many rocks and ruts to catch a ski on. I would recommend staying on the trails east of highway 32 for the best riding opportunities. If you choose to venture west of 32 down towards the intersection of 64&T, riders beware of very dangerous areas in the hilly regions. Try to avoid them till we get more Snow. Stay on the groomed roads for now. The Nicolet State Trail isn't to bad now as long as we can keep the base between us and the gravel. The Groomers will not be out until we receive some groom able snow. So don't look for mogul repairs until we get some material to work with.

Paul Bunyan Riders - Trails opening on 1/4/18 at 8:00am.

Chute Pond Snowmobile Club - TRAIL REPORT- UPDATED FRI JAN 5th- Our trails are currently OPEN and in "Early Season Condition". Trails are snow covered, with a 2-3" hard packed base and 1-2" of loose snow on top in most areas. Ride at your own risk, and use extra caution- especially in these areas: The section of trail north of Hwy W up to Mountain Lakes Rd near the Big Y, the entire pipeline trail, the wooded trail between INT 453 behind the Junction east to Jack PIne Rd, and the 18 Corridor trail near Crooked Lake. Most trails are panned, but there is not enough snow to fill in all of the ruts yet. Expect some dips, rocks, branches, ruts, and bare spots. Low areas that froze may be icy under a thin layer of snow- and also may have rough broken up ice/dirt in the area. Additional grooming will be done when we get more snow or as needed. Slow down, use extra caution, and enjoy your ride. Always use caution riding on any lake or river. Ice conditions can be unpredictable and can vary greatly from lake to lake- or from one end of a lake to the other.

PLEASE STAY ON THE MARKED TRAILS!

Bagley & Brazeau - The trails are from fair to poor with 5 to 7"of snow. The trails in the woods are the best area to ride. The groomers have been out two days and will be out Friday also. Be sure to watch for the groomers on the trails. The marshes and wet areas need to freeze up more before they can get  groomed. We do not know the condition of the Lakes so I would not ride on them at all.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders - Trails OPEN on Sunday, December 31st at 8:00 am.  Trails are in fair to good condition and groomed.  Grooming will continue to take place regularly.  Corridor 7 heading south out of Gillett to Shawano will be closed until we get more snow.  Remember early season conditions exist.

Oconto Falls Sno Jokers - Trails are CLOSED.

Lena - Trails are CLOSED.

Chase Sno-Chasers - Trails are CLOSED.


Cross Country Ski Trails

Lakewood Cross Country Ski Trails - All trailed were rolled yesterday. Be safe. It is still early season conditions.

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