Oconto County Snowmobile Trails

In the winter, snowmobiling is king in Oconto County, thanks to 480 miles of groomed trails that take riders from open farmland in the south to deep secluded forestland in the north. Depending on snow conditions, you can snowmobile from December through the end of March. 

We are less than a full tank of gas round trip from the Fox Cities/Green Bay area and less than a three-hour drive from Milwaukee. The Oconto County area is the best snowmobiling, closest to the Fox Valley.

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


General Riding Instructions
  • Stay seated and lean slightly in the direction of the turn
  • Always keep feet on running boards
  • Accelerate gently, so the track does not spin
  • Always look towards the front, not behind you
  • At an intersection, stop and wait for the person behind you, so they know which way to go.  Do not proceed until you see the person behind you.  If they do not come after several minutes, stay where you are until the guide comes back to find you.
  • Laws & Regulations - It is your responsibility to know and familiarize yourself with the Wisconsin snowmobile regulations. Before heading out onto the trails, please remember to follow all safety regulations. Click HERE for a quick reference guide to the Wisconsin Snowmobile Laws. 
  • All drivers must be at least 21 years of age. Anyone born on or after January 1st, 1985, is required by Wisconsin state law to obtain a snowmobile safety certificate from the Wisconsin DNR and a Wisconsin DNR customer number ID. The certificate must be carried by anyone operating a snowmobile meeting the above requirements. Please visit the Wisconsin DNR website for more information.