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Trail Report – : Oconto County, Wisconsin – February 3, 2020

Reporter:Oconto County Tourism
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 6-8
Date of Report: February 3, 2020
Area Report:

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.


Bagley & Brazeau Joyriders – 1/28/20

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.

Gillett Sno ATV Riders – 1/27/20

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.