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Oconto County, Wisconsin

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When the snow begins to fall, snowmobile excitement quickly rises in Oconto County. Well marked and meticulously maintained trails meander through this region providing a true Northwoods riding experience. Perhaps one of the most well known trails in the state is the Nicolet State Recreational Trail, marked as State Corridor 7.


This 89 mile long former railroad grade offers a north-south route from Gillett thru the towns of Suring, Mountain, Lakewood and Townsend all the way north to the Michigan border and to the UP trail systems.

From this main route, riders can choose from unlimited destinations such as a very scenic ride on the Chute Pond Trail System near Mountain.

Just north, the Paul Bunyan trails in the Lakewood area, and the Red Arrow trails around Townsend lead to interconnecting trails that head in every direction. These include westbound connections to Langlade County and the Wolf River State Recreational trail.

You can also go northeast toward Waubee and Wheeler Lakes

or east to Marinette County where trails around the Caldron Falls and High Falls Reservoirs and the scenic Peshtigo River are maintained by the Iron Snowshoe club.

North of Crivitz, local trails connect with State Corridor 3 for a journey north to the Dunbar, Goodman and Pembine areas. From this point riders have the option of taking a trek into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, or traveling west back towards the Nicolet State Recreational Trail.

Throughout this region riders will find warm welcoming resorts to call home for their weeklong or weekend excursions. Plenty of trailside stops offer gas and excellent food ranging from delicious steaks to juicy chicken and hamburgers.


Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 5-7
Date of Report: February 9, 2017
Area Report:

Townsend – Red Arrow Snowmobile – ATV Club –  Cloudy but cold today! Nice weather for a ride. Conditions are still GOOD TO VERY GOOD today but we could use some new snow. The icy corners and stretches are becoming more noticeable, and in the hills some of the deep moguls have no more snow to put in them. Putting those items aside, there is a lot of fun out there yet.

Lakewood – Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Club – All trails were groomed on Monday anticipating the upcoming storm. The Lakewood area received freezing rain and a dusting of snow late Tuesday evening. Our temperatures will be very cold the next two days and will warm up Friday. The weekend as of now looks like above normal temperatures. Trail boss Jack Bailey said there are ice covered stretches and a lot of ice on the corners. There is still plenty of loose snow for lubrication. Ride Safe.

Bagley and Brazeau – Joyriders Trails -Trails are back open on Feb 1st at 7:00am.  They are in good condition but there is a problem on the Butler Springs trail.  Logging has been taking place on Butler Springs Rd and will continue for  the next few weeks.  The loggers removed most of the snow on the trail.   Since it has snowed the groomer drivers have been out on this trail trying to re-groom it.  We don’t know if the loggers will come back and take off the new snow that has recently fallen.  If you are familiar with the ATV trail that runs next to the snowmobile trail, through Butler Springs, you, can use this trail.  If we continue to have a problem with keeping it groomed, we plan to start grooming the ATV trail.  Also we have problems grooming  in other areas with thin ice.  On the Pipeline and a few other areas the ice is to thin for the groomer to groom but safe for snowmobiles to ride.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders – Trails are in good condition.


Chute Pond Snowmobile Club – Chute Pond trails are open, and we are grooming on a regular basis. Our trails are in good condition, with an icy base- which with normal traffic gets exposed in and around the corners.

Please be aware that the groomers may be out day and night as needed to keep the trails in shape. Please watch out for the groomers, and give them space when you see them.

Expect a few rough and bare spots, possibly some standing water and slushy spots, and probable icy areas, especially near the corners. Please ride with caution- and stay on the marked trails. Enjoy your ride.


Oconto Falls – Sno Jokers Trails – Trails will be closing tomorrow 2/9/17 at 7:00 am. With the warm weather coming, we do not have enough snow to keep them open without risk of damaging the crop land our landowners graciously allow us to cross.

Lena Snow Drifters – Trails will be CLOSING tomorrow Friday, February 10th. 

Chase Sno-Chasers – Trails are CLOSED.