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Bayfield County, Wisconsin

Trail Report For: Bayfield County - 01/23/2015

Reported By: Sue

Trail Report: Bayfield County

Date of Report: 01/23/2015

Trail Conditions: Fair

Snow Cover: 6-12 inches

Area Report: Bayfield County Snowmobile trails are officially open; however, snow conditions are variable, ranging from poor to good. Grooming operations are limited until we receive more snow.

Trail #1 and #31 to Bayfield is now open! Thanks to the landowner for allowing us to use the re-route for this season!

Trail #63 is closed from County Highway E to Bibon Road. Trail closed signs will be posted. Riders should obey all signs and follow signed trails and road routes when necessary. County Highway E is NOT a signed road route and access to the Town of Mason from the west is limited.

Trail #1 is open to Cornucopia, but a portion is closed from Echo Valley Road to Henkens Road. Riders should follow re-route signs and use Echo Valley, Echo Valley Gravel Pit and Henkens Road as connection routes. There will be logging activity in the area for the remainder of the winter.

There will be logging activity on Trail #1 north of Mountain Road and on Trail #31 a few miles south of Mulligan Creek Road and near the Sawyer County line. Riders should use extra caution while traveling in these areas.

There will be drilling and heavy equipment operations south of Gravel Pit Road on Trail #31 until further notice. Riders may encounter some stretches of trail with little or no snow on the surface. Riders should use extra caution and obey all signs in the area.

Please stay on the designated trails and routes. Changes to the trail system are marked with signage on the trails, so when in doubt, follow the signs. There are new trail maps available. Please contact the Bayfield County Tourism Office at 715-373-6125 to get yourself a copy today.

For a detailed report of US Forest Service Roads, see the Bayfield report.

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Snowmobiling Information

Wisconsin’s Northwoods is the best overall 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 THE LARGEST OF THE GREAT LAKES, pristine Lake Superior, 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.

The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a great place to stop on your journey. Snowmobilers are greeted with a special area to warm or dry your gloves and hang your helmet while exploring the center’s displays and 5-story observation tower which showcases the area. You’ll find it near the Tri-County Recreational Corridor which runs from the City of Ashland in Ashland County to the City of Superior in Douglas County.

We are host to many scenic vistas in the Chequamegon National Forest as well as abundant wildlife including deer, wolf, black bear and elk.

Guilty of bragging about our super-groomed trails, our local snowmobile clubs continually make improvements to make our trails safe and more enjoyable for sledders.

We invite you to experience snowmobiling at its best in Bayfield County Wisconsin. Snowmobile maps/travel information are available by calling 800-472-6338 or by visiting www.travelbayfieldcounty.com.

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