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Make vacation memories that will last a lifetime in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Vilas County is home to thousands of acres of public land and nearly 90 recreational trails open to hikers, bikers, ATVers, UTVers and outdoor explorers of all kinds. More than 1,300 glacial lakes and iconic waterways like the Wisconsin River make Vilas County the perfect place for swimming, boating, fishing, and paddling. Create your own unforgettable memories today—plan your trip to Vilas County. 

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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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