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Trail Report – : Oconto County, Wisconsin – December 20, 2021

Reporter:Oconto County Tourism
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 7-8
Date of Report: December 20, 2021
Area Report:

𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐒𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐦𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟒, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏, 𝐚𝐭 𝐍𝐨𝐨𝐧.

Oconto County snowmobile clubs and volunteers have worked tirelessly to get the Red Arrow, Paul Bunyan, Iron Snowshoe, and Chute Pond Snowmobile Trials cleaned up, groomed, and ready for your snowmobiling enjoyment.  There are a few sections of trail that are not open within these club’s trail systems, Please follow marked reroutes.  The trails south of the Town of Mountain Line and that part of the Town of Brazeau north of HWY 64 remain closed as the majority of those trails are on Ag land that needs more snow to cover the winter crops and provide a safe riding experience.  The Nicolet State Trail, aka the grade, is the only trail open South of Mountain, which is open from Suring to Forest County.

Logging is currently in process on both County and Federal Properties. When coming into a logging area, follow the signage and never go under or near logging equipment when they are in use.  This is a very dangerous situation, and if it continues, the trail may be shut down or forced to be rerouted. Let’s all be safe and patient when we are on the trails.  Logging equipment has the right of way. 

The nine snowmobile clubs in Oconto County work together with the Oconto County Forest Administrator, who gives the final approval before trails may open.  Once the Southern trails are approved to open, the announcement will appear on the official Oconto County Trail Report web page . For your safety and that of the club groomers and volunteers- please stay off the southern trails – do not ride on closed trails. For more information, please contact the Oconto County website or the Forest and Parks Department at 920-834-6995.