Snow Cover: 6-12"
Date of Report: January 3, 2017
All snowmobile trails in Bayfield County are officially open. However, most trails are in early season condition and very few trails are actively being groomed. All riders should exercise extra caution when recreating on the trails at this time. Note: The stick trail on Lake Namekagon is scheduled to go up later this week.
Riders may experience trail segments with little to no snow, icy or rocky conditions, wet and muddy areas or otherwise very rough riding. In addition, some of the areas that were impossible to reach after the major flooding and wind events this summer may still have downed trees. Report any downed trees or unsafe conditions to the Bayfield County Snowmobile Alliance at (715) 969-4150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep in mind that some of these trails are on private land. Private landowners give us permission to maintain portions of these trails on their property. If a segment is in poor condition or if riding could result in damage, please refrain from use. Any damage to the trail system, especially those that exist on private land, will jeopardize our future use privileges and potentially result in permanent trail closures.
For the most up to date trail conditions, including ice crossings over lakes and wetlands, please contact the local snowmobile club in the area you would like to ride. Regular grooming will begin when we get more snow.
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. Also, some logging operations and other trail issues are updated here: http://bit.ly/2hNe9xx
News and Reports:
New snowmobile maps have arrived! Order yours online at www.travelbayfieldcounty.com or pick one up at area businesses. You can also download the Avenza app (for free) and get the updated Snowmobile Map on your device before you hit the trails – you can locate yourself on the trail map with GPS so you can see where you are, even with no cell reception!