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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – January 21, 2021

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: Thin cover - 2 to 7 or 8 inches
Date of Report: January 21, 2021
Area Report:

January 21  – 7:39am Currently 28 – High of 28 today – Low tonight 5

 Trails remain in on average Poor to Fair Very Early Riding Condition
No grooming overnight

Off trail riding has become a problem throughout Vilas county.  What this is doing is jeopardizing trail easements & will cause trail section closures.  Please once again stay on marked trails.

Tuesday evening an off trail rider riding on Catfish lake lost his life.  He was no where near the barrels that are placed on Catfish & Eagle by businesses on those lakes. To include the spur to Eagle Waters. This was completely avoidable. Please stay by the markers to be safe. Entire lakes are NOT safe. Temps have dropped so that will freeze up any remaining surface slush

Everyday there is small amounts of SNOW.  Mosting looking like mix of Lake Effect Snow & regular Snow. Next measurable SNOW is Sunday with a 40% chance.  Are you Dancin’?   Starting tonight & forward temps at night will be low teens during the day & single digits at night even below zero.

Trail 3N aka Manske Swamp has been closed.  Due to high water & off rail riding.  This trail is a cut across between 13N & 17N. It many reopen when it freezes back up.                                                                                            

As for the land trails most are covered with a thin amount of snow.  Underneath there is crusty snow, ice & hard frozen ground.  There are some riders out.  Saw riders on 10E, 10/13N. Recommend heading north & west to ride if you have a need.

PLEASE REMEMBER WHILE VILAS COUNTY TRAILS ARE OPEN, ONEIDA & FOREST ARE NOT.  PLEASE DO NOT RIDE IN THOSE AREAS.  This includes Three Lakes, Sugar Camp & Newbold which are all in Oneida county.


Holly Tomlanovich
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185 reporting conditions weekly
Eagle River area eventsSno-Eagles club events

News and Reports:


UPDATE – Sno-Eagles Wednesday & Thursday rides start has been cancelled for now. 
Will resume when there is adequate SNOW

Be sure to contact Club President, Howard Wolf at 262.442.4876 for more information as to when rides start

  • January 21 – Sno-Eagles General membership meeting – Live stream – Go to Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club Facebook page for information & instructions
  • January 29-31 – Women on Snow
  • February 2 – Sno-Eagles Board Meeting – 6pm – VFW Eagle River – Hwy 70 just south of Verizon – Southside of hwy
  • February 9-11 – Mid Week Overnight ride to White Pine – Rooms still available – Contact Carol Radloff 715.479.5153 for details

To volunteer or for more information on Sno-Eagles activities contact Howard Wolf at 262.442.487

Snowmobile Information:

Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10 – Time to join a club!
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Newly Updated Vilas County Map It Trail App GPS style app of all trails in Vilas Cty.  Plus includes the brown 3 digit emergency numbering system. If an emergency happens call 911 & give them that number.  Find you quicker.
Newly Updated Groomer Tracking Systems (GTS) Gives you trails groomed in last 24, 48 & 96 hours
AWSC – Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs
DNR Snowmobiling Helpful Information