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Trail Report – : Eagle River, Wisconsin – March 15, 2018

Reporter:Holly t
Trail Conditions: Fair
Snow Cover: Hard base or crusty base or frozen dirt. Some with loose snow
Date of Report: March 15, 2018
Area Report:

March 15, 2018 – 8:01am


Well, if you want to take one more ride in Vilas County it will have to be this weekend.  The Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance President has contacted all 11 Clubs.  The recommendation from these 11 Clubs to the Vilas County Park & Recreation Administrator is to have the trails remain open this weekend with a closing either Monday or Tuesday of next week.

As for right here in Eagle River, Sno-Eagles Trails are POOR to FAIR. Actually very little change over the last few days.  In town trails are POOR. The base is hard on some of the “grade” but there is also crusty base.  At crossings very little snow & snirty.   Many of the road trails for the most part have little or no snow on them.

In woods trails particularly way out east, north & southwest are FAIR with even some areas of GOOD but this is getting far & few between. That would be 6 miles or more out of town.  A lot of adventure sledding to get there however.  Trailering & dropping off to ride is a good bet.  There will be sun most of the rest of the week. Temps on average in the mid-30’s to the low 40’s.

Here are some continuing areas to be aware of:

Trail 1N logging operation continues in the section between the Town of Washington Town Hall & Eagle Lake. With the log piles and icy grainy conditions in that section it would be good to slow down. Minimal grooming due to the logging operation.

The Northland Pines School Forest logging project has expanded to Trail 17N.  It begins on the east side of Hwy 45N.  From town that would be heading north and when you reach the 17N/3N intersection on the west side of the highway & cross Hwy 45N it begins just as you get across the road onto the trail.  There are logs & equipment in that area.  Much of the remaining snow was plowed.  Would recommend not riding this section.

Catfish Lake Loop & Eagle Lake Trails are marked with orange easy to see reflective barrels.  Please stay by the barrels to be safe.  At the entrance to Eagle Lake on the south side off of Dollar Lake Rd there are some soft spots.  Trail Boss is keeping an eye on it.  Reminder that the Catfish Lake Trail that ran from Braywood to Lumpy’s is not open.  Please do not trespass on private land.

If you are coming into the area the best riding will be along the far north edge of the County heading east & west.  Recommend calling contacts up there or checking trails reports for those areas.

Think I hear the Fat Lady Singing.
Holly Tomlanovich
Communications Chair
Sno-Eagles, Inc.
Phone Trail Updates 715.479.5185
Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club



News and Reports:
  • March 15 – Membership meeting Eagle Waters – election of officers and Board of Directors – Snacks at 6:30pm  with meeting at 7pm
  • March 31 – Saturday Night Out at Lumpy’s – 5:30pm

Snowmobile Information:

Handy Snowmobile Links
Wisconsin Snowmobile Registration
Discount Trail Pass for Snowmobile Club Members – $10
Standard Wisconsin Trail Pass – $30
Out of State Trail Pass – $50
Vilas County Map It Trail App