A majority of Oneida County snowmobile trails are now open, according to a release by John Bilogan, director of the county Forestry, Land and Outdoor Recreation department.
As always, the department recommends staying on clearly marked trails. Stay off of the lakes until they are clearly marked. Always exercise caution when riding a snowmobile. The trails are in rough, early season condition said Bilogan.
The Following Oneida County Trails will remain closed until further notice:
All Three Lakes Area trails remain closed.
All Hodag / Rhinelander Area trails remain closed.
Willow Region Area:
The segment of Trail 5 from Lincoln/Oneida County Line north to the intersection of Trails 5 and 8.
Minocqua Forest Riders Area
1.Trail 5 remains closed from Trail Intersection Number (TIN)-618 to TIN-658
2. Trail 5A remains closed from TIN-651 to TIN-654
3. Trail 5B remains closed from TIN-656 to TIN-662
4. Trail 9 remains closed from TIN-604 to TIN-605 (trail to the Black Bear Bar)
All lake trails in Oneida County remain closed and are considered unsafe until they have been clearly marked by a local snowmobile club.
These trails will remain closed until conditions permit. Oneida County assumes no liability for the safety of lake trails.
For more detailed information on Oneida County Snowmobile trail riding opportunities, contact the local snowmobile club in the area that you would like to ride, the Oneida County Chamber of Commerce, or the Oneida County Forestry, Land, & Outdoor Recreation Department.
Oneida County Snowmobile Council President, Jim Wendt 715-891-1610
Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, 715-365-7464
http://www.snowmobilewi.com/ (Cross Country Cruisers)
http://www.swamph2o.com/ (Northern Trails Unlimited)
Oneida County Forestry, Land, & Outdoor Recreation Department 715-369-6140