For Immediate Release

Contact Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Krystal Westfahl

Minocqua, WI — Due to unsafe ice conditions on area lakes, Minocqua has opened temporary routes within town limits to make it easier for visitors staying at area lodging establishments to access the trails. These will only be temporary until the ice is deemed safe for travel. Please stay on these temporary routes ONLY; use of other roads, sidewalks, and public/private property could result in law enforcement action being taken.

For visitors staying at Aqua Aire Motel, AmericInn, and the Best Western Plus Concord Inn, you can reach the Bearskin Trial by using Torpy Park and Lakeshore Drive. From the Bearskin Trail you can either head south on the Bearskin Trail or go north to Doctor Pink Drive to access the trails on 70 West.

For visitors staying at The Waters of Minocqua, Beacons of Minocqua, and Nitschke's Northern Resort, you can use the southern access roads of Northern Road and Kawaga Road to access the Bearskin Trail and travel south on the Bearskin, or north to Doctor Pink Dr. to access the trails on 70 West.

Maps will be visible at the front desk of each of these establishments and printed copies can be picked up at the Visitors Center.  They are also available here for download. 

Download Temporary Route Map:

Temporary Minocqua Route Map

Note: Blue lines indicate existing trails and routes.  Red lines indicate Temporary Access Routes. No lakes are deemed safe until they have been marked. 

In addition to temporary routes, Minocqua has opened two designated Snowmobile Park and Ride Lots in the Town of Minocqua to allow snowmobilers easy access to the area’s trail system until the ice conditions become safe for riders.

The two lots opening for snowmobile trailer parking are parking Lot C, located behind the Minocqua Post Office and Lot Q at the Minocqua Park Complex located at 10295 Hwy 70 W (From Hwy 51 & 70 W: Take Hwy 70 West 2.5 miles and turn left on Camp Pinemere Rd )

Lot C is open from 6 a.m. to Midnight. Overnight Parking is available in Lot Q.

All lake trails in Oneida County remain closed and are considered unsafe until they have been clearly marked by a local snowmobile club.

Download Parking Lot Maps:

Lot C Map

Lot Q Map


For more information on area snowmobiling including trail reports, maps, and local snowmobile club information visit