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Oconto County, Wisconsin

Reporter:Oconto County Tourism
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 5-7
Date of Report: February 25, 2020
Area Report:

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.

 

Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders – 2/19/20

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.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders – 2/24/20

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.

Oconto Falls Sno-Jokers – 2/20/20

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 

Open.

Chase Sno-Chasers – 2/24/20

CLOSED.




Snowmobiling Information

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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.

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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.

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