Minocqua Forest Riders
A little about our club, we maintain over 150 miles of snowmobile trails in the area. We have members throughout the Oneida and Vilas County Areas, and all over Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan.
These Legendary Northwood Trails are groomed several times a week with a priority for weekend traffic. Our trail system connects Minocqua to Price County ( Pike Lake Area ) on the west , north to Lac Du Flambeau (Lake of The Torches Casino and Resort), East to Minocqua , Woodruff and Lake Tomahawk , and south to the Willow Flowage Area!!!
Wisconsin’s great north woods offer the finest snowmobiling and accommodations in the nation.
Join our club and come explore our trails!
Minocqua Area Trail Report
The Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce
Courtesy of the Weather Channel
WISCONSIN’S GREAT NORTH OFFERS THE FINEST SNOWMOBILING
AND ACCOMADATIONS IN THE NATION.
There is a night time 55 mph speed limit in effect this year on all public lakes and trails.
All snowmobilers are reminded that Wisconsin law now requires that everyone born after January 1, 1985 needs to have passed a safety certification course in order to ride on public trails and lakes unaccompanied. This applies to residents and non-residents and there are no exceptions. Persons under 16 years of age are required to attend a safety class in person. Those 16 or older may attend a class or obtain safety certification via CD-ROM through the Wisconsin DNR. Information on the CD-ROM can be obtained at www.dnr.wi.gov or 1-608-266-2141.
Change is coming…
The Wisconsin Snowmobile Trail Pass
Effective In 2015
- A Wisconsin Trail Pass will be required by all snowmobilers. The pass will be purchased separately from a snowmobile registration.
- Effective July 1, 2015, snowmobile registration will cost $30 for 3 years instead of the current $30 for 2 years. Wisconsin residents who own a snowmobile 35 years old and older can register it as an antique without a fee.
- All snowmobiles operating in the state will be required to display an annual (yearly) Wisconsin Trail Pass.
- The Wisconsin Trail Pass can be purchased by snowmobilers who belong to both a snowmobile club and the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) for $10 (for each of their Wisconsin registered snowmobiles). This will be done through the AWSC office. Snowmobile owners who don’t hold memberships in both a local and the state club will pay $30 per snowmobile for the pass and will be purchased through the Department of Natural Resources.
- Local snowmobile clubs will be responsible for processing AWSC memberships which makes you eligible for the discounted Wisconsin Trail Pass fee.
- The non-resident trail pass fee will be increased from the current $35 a year to $50 per year.
- Non-residents may purchase a discounted trail pass if their snowmobile is registered in Wisconsin and they belong to a local snowmobile club and the AWSC.
- The law includes a 4-year sunset clause which requires re-evaluation (2019) by the legislature prior to its renewal.
- Revenue generated from the sale of snowmobile registrations and Wisconsin Trail Passes will be deposited into the state snowmobile segregated fund, which is used to pay snowmobile clubs to maintain and develop the trails. Wisconsin trails are made possible by snowmobile club volunteers who provide the labor to brush, sign and groom the trails and the landowners who allow trails to cross their property. For more information in finding and joining a Wisconsin snowmobile club or for further details on the Wisconsin Trail Pass, visit the AWSC website at www.awsc.org.
- For more information on the Trail Pass and snowmobiling in Wisconsin, visit the Wisconsin DNR website at dnr.wi.gov and search “snowmobile” or call them by dialing (888) 936-7463.
Forest Riders Snowmobile Club