Reported By: Washburn County Tourism
Trail Report: Spooner and Washburn County
Date of Report: 11/22/2014
Trail Conditions: Trails Closed
Snow Cover: 12-14 inches
Area Report: The snowmobile trail system is closed at this time with the exception of the Wild Rivers State Trail and the Shell Lake corridor which are open, but not groomed. The trail system will not open until approximately December 11th depending on conditions. Once all of the swamps have frozen, we’ll be able to get out with the grooming equipment and start getting the trails ready for the season. Check back for updates.
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The Spooner area has over 250 miles of groomed trails. These miles of trails link up to the largest network of snowmobile trails in the midwest. Snow-Goer magazine ranks Wisconsin’s system as the 3rd best in North America, behind two Canadian systems. Visitors have remarked that “these trails are the best I’ve seen. They’re so well kept and they’re not crowded like other places we’ve been to, I’ll be back!”
The scenic beauty, wilderness sledding and abundance of services, makes the area unmatched as a destination point for snowmobilers throughtout the midwest. The local snowmobile clubs have worked hard to develop and maintain routes that include a wide assortment of riding pleasures. The trails take you through, both private and public lands, over a variety of terrain including, forests, wetlands, farm fields, streams, lakes and bridges. Many of our summer trails double as cross counrty ski trails, or snowmobile trails in the winter. Within the Spooner area (Washburn County) there are over 100 lodging establishments, from small motels to lavish resorts. There are even winter camping facilities available.