Trail Report: Bayfield County
Reported By: Office Staff
Date of Report: 12/30/2015
Trail Conditions: Early Season
Snow Cover: 2-12″
Area Report: Area Report: We are in the process of getting trails open. From all reports, there are many trees down and obstructing the trail. Crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to get trails opened up. NO water crossing is safe at this time.
Please keep highway-legal vehicles off the trails to help keep them in good condition so that groomers are able to conduct their work safely. If you see vehicles on the trails where they shouldn’t be, please contact the Washburn Ranger District office at 715-373-2667; or the Bayfield County Forestry Department at 715-373-6114.
Closures/Reroutes: In the Mason area, Trail #4 is closed from Horstman Road to Mason, and Trail #63 is closed from Bibon Road to the Tri-County Corridor. Coming from the south, you can take the new Trail #4 EAST of Mason to connect to Trail #16 in Ashland County. From Grand View take Trail #63 north to Bibon Road. Cross over Bibon Road onto Wilson Road. Take Wilson Road north to Highway 63. Cross Highway 63 onto Brown Road and then follow the trail signs to Sanborn. In Ashland County, Trail #9 north will take you to the Tri-County Corridor.
News & Events: Order a Bayfield County, WI Snowmobile Trail map at http://www.bayfieldcounty.org/FormCenter/Visitors-14/Order-Visitor-Information-55
Wisconsin’s Northwoods is the best place in North America for SNOWMOBILE TRAIL RIDING and FAMILY SNOWMOBILING, according to the readers of Snow Goer magazine. In addition to winning the BEST TRAIL AREA and BEST AREA CATERING TO FAMILIES categories, the Northwoods tied for second with the Yellowstone area in the voting for Best Overall Snowmobiling Area.
Situated on the edge of Lake Superior, THE LARGEST OF THE GREAT LAKES, Bayfield County Wisconsin is home to 433,582 acres of public land that provide endless trails for snowmobilers. We have over 600 miles of groomed trails along with over 1000 miles of ungroomed forest roads for your riding pleasure. Our annual average snowfall is 73 inches.
We represent the communities of CABLE, BARNES, GRAND VIEW, NAMAKAGON, DRUMMOND, IRON RIVER, DELTA, INO, MASON, BENOIT, WASHBURN, BAYFIELD, RED CLIFF, CORNUCOPIA, HERBSTER, PORT WING AND OULU.
You won’t believe the beautiful scenery and wildlife as you follow the trails through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Not sure where to begin? Start with an official Bayfield County Snowmobile Trail map. Then arrange to take a guided trip with one of our outfitters – they even rent sleds if you need an extra or for your whole group!
Our groomers work hard so you can have the most enjoyable experience possible. There are lots of great stops along the way to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the local atmosphere. The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a great place to stop on your journey. Snowmobilers are greeted with a special area to dry your gloves and hang your helmet while exploring the center’s exhibits, displays and 5-story observation tower which showcases the Lake Superior region. You’ll find it near the Tri-County Recreational Corridor which runs from the City of Ashland to the City of Superior, traversing 3 counties.
We invite you to experience snowmobiling at its best in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. Snowmobile maps/travel information are available by calling 715-373-6125 or by visiting www.travelbayfieldcounty.com. Stay in touch for the latest news on the Bayfield County Tourism Facebook page.