ALL OCONTO COUNTY SNOWMOBILE TRAILS WILL CLOSE 11:59pm Monday, March 12, 2018.
Below is a list of trail reports from our Trail Bosses. Check back often to view conditions, closings, and any other updates. If you have a trail update that you'd like to share with our club, please use the contact form below and submit your feedback to our Trail Bosses so we can help spread the word.
The groomers went out today and they found that the trail from intersection 425 to the west which goes toward intersection 408 has a foot deep water hole and 50 feet long, so that trail is closed. Also they are logging on Butler Springs Rd to avoid it use the ATV trail when you can. The trail can change anytime with the sun out, so watch for water holes and fast changing trail conditions.
Trails are RE OPENED as of 4 pm today 3/6/18
7 inches as of 2:30 PM of heavy wet fresh snow has accumulated, snow is still falling could be 1 to 2" more. watch out for water on the trails. We think the trails will be good through the weekend. We will be grooming all day tomorrow with both groomers. The groomers will be focusing on the BBjoyriders trails west of Parkway and all the way north to hwy W. Be careful while riding and watch out for the groomers!!
Ride safe and have fun!
Hi all we need to close the trails, the 45 to 50 degrees did not help at all and no snow for the last 3 weeks. Just maybe we will get snow next week.
Well, the warm temps took the snow off the fields last week and the freezing rain did not help us this week. There is about 3/8 " of ice on the trails we are keeping the trails open, but the East trail from Lee Lake to Klondike and then north to White Potato lake have no snow on them as of now. The woods trails from Lee Lake north to W is very Ice but ridable. The trail from 407 to Suring also no snow. If you ride stay in the Woods. We may be getting 2 to 3" of snow Thursday and Friday. This may help to make the trails ok to ride for the weekend.
This week the groomers have been out grooming the trails. No snow fell so far this week maybe a little will fall Thursday evening. As of today, the trails that are in the woods are in good to very good condition. Some of the fields are getting thin of snow but others are still in good condition. The Klondike trail and north to White Potato Lake are getting bare in some areas. The trail from 407 to Suring is also getting thin. As I reported last week the Suring golf course will not be groomed for the rest of the season. Loggers maybe logging between 425 and 429, which is the Butler Springs area. Cooley Lake area also may have some logging as well.
Our trails are good to very good condition. There are some areas that the trails are in excellent condition. We received between 5 to 9" of snow on Saturday with the largest amount north of Hwy 64. There are two areas on our east trail system, east of 419 and near 441 that are a little bare because of snow blowing off the trails. The golf course in Suring will not be groomed the rest of this season due to landowners request. After leaving the golf course the rest of the trail is groomed. We have groomed the trails Monday and Tuesday of this week. They will also be going out all day Friday. Please be aware that they will be out on the trails.
We received 2 plus " of snow Wednesday. The groomers went out after the snow stopped and also will be going out Thursday The drivers think the trails will be in good condition for the weekend. The cold weather will help keep the trail in good shape. The weather men think we will be getting more snow for the weekend.
We received 4 to 5 " of wet heavy snow during the snowstorm. The groomer drivers went out Wednesday and Thursday. the groomer drivers said the trails are in very good condition. The warmer weather coming on Friday may deteriorate the trails. Hopefully they will last through the weekend.
Our trails did receive about 4" of snow. The groomers were out Tuesday & Wednesday. The conditions are fair on most of the trails and good in some spots. If the weather conditions for the weekend get warm, this could impact the trails quickly. If anyone had ridden the trails two weeks ago the conditions as of now have improved somewhat from that time.
January 7, 2018
We rode the Bag & Bra Snowmobile trails on Saturday and Sunday. I would say the trails were in fair to good condition in some areas. There are some trails that still need to be groomed. We hope to have them all groomed by the end of the week, if snow conditions improve We do have a great snow base already, with a few more inches of snow, we will have a great trail system. In our opionion the trails north of our trails are in poor condition, very brown. All other trails around ours are not groomed or are closed due to the lack of snow.
The marsh west of White Potato Lake, trail # 433 to 437, has high marsh grass but it does have enough snow under the grass to ride on. It looks worse than it is.
The trails will open 12/29/2017 Friday 8:00AM
The trails are from fair to poor with 5 to 7”of snow. The trails in the woods are the best area to ride. The groomers have been out two days and will be out Friday also. Be sure to watch for the groomers on the trails. The marshes and wet areas need to freeze up more before they can get groomed Remember the groomers are 10,000 lbs and snowmobles are between 400 to 600 lbs. Can you help us out when you ride in the areas not groomed? Please help by packing down the outside edges of the trails, try not to just stay in the middle of it; this will help freeze them up. We do not know the condition of the Lakes so I would not ride on them at all.
Time to start preparing for the snowmobile season.
To let everyone know, the trails still need to have more work done this weekend due to wind damage areas before they can be opened. The marshes and wet areas need time to freeze up harder. Kelly Lake was still 1/2 open on 12-9-2017 and other lakes as well. We did receive 10 to 12" of snow this last snowfall. We have not done any grooming at this time. We plan to have the groomers out soon. We will inform you when the trails are open, check this website, facebook or the Oconto County website. The whole county is not open to snowmobilers at this time.
Remember to get your trail passes.
We will be closing the trails Monday 8:00 AM 2/13/2017. We will open when we get more snow and cools down. It saved the trails the last time we did this.