Snowmobiling in Northern Wisconsin
Thanks to the hard work of our area snowmobile clubs and volunteers, an extensive network of professionally groomed trails — more than 1700 miles — are maintained in the Minocqua area. These trails traverse a magnificent natural environment that includes 1,300 glacial lakes and 233,000 acres of public forest land. This, combined with our 65-inch annual average snowfall, makes for some of the Midwest's best sledding.
Take off in any direction to sled on spacious and well-marked routes across forests and frozen lakes. The locale features a number of trail side pit stops, as well. Step inside and enjoy the atmosphere, but please be responsible. Don’t drink and drive.
Area trail maps are available at the Visitors Center or can be mailed to you upon your request.
Unsafe Ice Conditions Remain
Check out resources to keep you safe:
Snowmobile Trails Set To Close
From: Dale Mayo, Vilas County Parks & Recreation Administrator 3/11/2020
RE: Vilas County Snowmobile Trails Scheduled to Close
The State funded trail system in Vilas county will officially close effective Noon on Friday, March 13, 2020 for the season.
From: Oneida County Forestry Department
RE: Oneida County Snowmobile Trail System
Due to the recent warm temperatures and rapidly deteriorating trail conditions, all snowmobile trails in Oneida County will officially close for the season at 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
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Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Wisconsin law requires those who use Wisconsin snowmobile trails to display either Wisconsin registration or a snowmobile trail pass. Funds from this program will be designated for use as trail aids and related costs to enhance all Wisconsin snowmobile recreation.
The trail pass may be purchased over the counter at many authorized sales locations. The $35.00 non-resident snowmobile trail use pass is valid from July 1st through June 30th.
- A snowmobile trail pass is required to operate a snowmobile not currently registered in Wisconsin on a snowmobile trail.
- The snowmobile must be currently registered with another jurisdiction.
- The trail pass must be permanently affixed by its own adhesive to the bottom center portion of the snowmobile windshield. If there is no windshield, the sticker shall be displayed in a highly visible location on the front of the cowling of the snowmobile.
- Once affixed, the sticker may not be removed or transferred to another snowmobile.
Snowmobile Safety Certificate
A snowmobile safety certificate is required for all snowmobile operators born after January 1, 1985. A certificate is required in order to operate a snowmobile on public trails, lands, and frozen waters. A valid driver’s license does not exempt you from the safety certificate requirement. It must be carried while riding and it must be displayed to a law enforcement officer when requested.
For information on how to obtain a snowmobile safety certificate today, click here
For more information on snowmobile laws and regulations, click here
AREA SNOWMOBILE CLUBS
Maintaining 135 miles of scenic and well-groomed trails throughout the Arbor Vitae, Woodruff and Minocqua area.
Minocqua Forest Riders Snowmobile Club
P.O. Box 1161
Minocqua, WI 54548
Come ride away from the crowds on 190 miles of Bombardier-groomed trails, extending to the Willow Flowage and Price County. Food and gas are available throughout the trail system.
New Tom Sno-Fleas Snowmobile Club
P.O. Box 45
Lake Tomahawk, WI 54539
Maintaining extensive snowmobile trails south of Minocqua. Lake Tomahawk is the center for going north, south, east or west. We are known for keeping our trails in great condition.
Providing excellent snowmobile trails for all to enjoy in the Lac du Flambeau area.