Find Winter Fun In Vilas County

Don’t miss everything northern Wisconsin has to offer this winter. Come to Vilas County in the heart of the Northwoods to explore countless cross-country ski trails, snowshoe through pristine wilderness areas, or just enjoy the beautiful snow-covered scenery. Snowmobilers can explore more than 700 miles of expertly groomed trails that offer outstanding riding across northern Wisconsin. Vilas County is also home to 1,300 lakes, perfect for ice fishing or a game of pond hockey. Plan your trip today and make your next winter getaway one to remember.

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Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance: Please refrain from using trails

From the Vilas County Snowmobile Alliance and the Vilas County Department of Parks & Recreation: Due to unseasonable weather conditions, the Vilas County Snowmobile Trail System has deteriorated to poor and dangerous conditions. All grooming operations have been halted, and we are asking riders to refrain from using the trails until we receive more snow.

For your safety and to preserve your equipment and protect our landowners’ property, please do not use the trails until we have enough snow to resume regular grooming and trail maintenance.

For more information, contact the Vilas County Department of Parks & Recreation at (715) 479-5160.

Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of winter fun to be had in Vilas County. You can explore scenic trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking, find fun community events, and more!

Trail closure

Trail 15 will be closed, for up to a week, from TIN #267 to Little Bass Lake Rd. A temporary reroute has been established. For travel from the south (St. Germain), follow Trail 70 at Tin #284 to Moon Rd. Go north on Moon Rd. to the intersection with Juve Rd. Keep straight, the road there is Four Corner Ln. Stay on that until you come to Little Bass Lake Rd. Turn to the west and stay on Little Bass Lake Rd. until you meet Trail 15.

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Trail Change!

The snowmobile trail indicated on the map by the green line, from Catfish Lake to Lumpy’s Sports Bar, has been removed and is no longer usable. Please avoid this area. Use of this or any unmarked area is off-trail riding and is considered trespassing. Ride safely!

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Trail Closure

Heads up! The green line on the snowmobile trail map, which is between Tin 288 and 287 in St. Germain, is closed. Please stay off this part of the trail system and please stay off of STH 70.

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