Snowmobiling & Snowmobile Trails
Report Date: Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Trails in Bayfield County are partially open.
Come on up and enjoy Weenie Weekend!
The Namakagon Trail Groomers are opening the sections of snowmobile trail from Lake Namakagon to Pioneer Bar and from Rock Rd. to Evergreen Bar for this weekend only! ATV's and UTV's must use road routes, NOT the snowmobile trails.
Most of the County received some fresh snowfall on Tuesday. As a result, snowmobile trails NORTH of Highway 2 will be open starting Thursday (3/2/17). However, most trails are not groomed and all are in highly variable condition. Expect trail conditions to range from extremely poor to good. As always, please use extreme caution when operating on the trails.
The numerous warm spells have also created various issues. Many swamps, lakes and wet areas are not frozen; large rocks may be exposed; some fields and open areas may have little, if any, snow; and many trails could be icy or otherwise very rough. Road routes may also have very little snow cover.
With the forecasted warm weather this weekend, expect trails conditions to deteriorate rapidly. As a result, it is very likely that all trails will be closed again early next week.
Snowmobile Trail Reports EBlast
If you would like to be added to our Cable Area Snowmobile Trail Report email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email address included in the text. We send out weekly eblasts with current conditions or as conditions change. We receive our trail reports from the local area snowmobile clubs.
IMPORTANT! There are new laws concerning Wisconsin Trail Passes - every sled must display a pass, no exceptions. Visit the AWSC website for more information, and PLAN AHEAD. ALL WI-registered sleds' trail passes WILL BE MAILED VIA USPS.
The Cable Area in Northern Wisconsin has over 1,200 miles of interconnecting snowmobile trail systems, making it one of the largest trail systems in the U.S. Uncrowded trails and the solitude of the Chequamegon National Forest bring snowmobilers back again and again to the Cable Area. The Chequamegon National Forest adds 300 miles of snowmobile trails to our already impressive total and in addition to the designated trails, there are nearly 1,000 miles of National Forest roads that are not plowed in the winter months and are open to snowmobile travel! Our trails give any snowmobiler an exhilarating outdoor experience. The interconnecting trail systems allow riders to travel from location to location on the lake and trails without having to trailer their machines. The Cable area system connects with the surrounding county trails and the Tri-County Corridor trail running from Minnesota to Michigan.
Trail maps are available at many local businesses and at the Cable Area Chamber. Maps and routes change on a yearly basis, be sure you have the most accurate information. Laws are enforced!
Bayfield County Snowmobile Alliance and local snowmobile clubs keep the trails impeccably groomed using 13 hardworking machines and many man hours. While you're riding our trails, please yield to the groomers as they have the right of way. Stop at area businesses to make a donation to the local clubs, get a hot meal, and a tasty drink!
Out-of-State Registrations may walk into any of these local establishments and purchase Trail Passes:
Click here for Cable Area Snowmobile Rentals