Snowmobile Trail Conditions

Snowmobiling in Bayfield County

Snowmobile in the woods

January 25, 2024

Trail Status:  Closed 
Snow Base:  1-4 inches 
Condition:  Poor

General Area Report:

Nothing new to report. We need snow and colder temps. There will be no new trail reports until trails open.

Official opening will be posted on this page, on Snowtracksand on the Bayfield County Tourism and Bayfield County Forestry and Parks Facebook pages.

Detailed Reports from the Clubs:

Apostle Island Snowmobile Club  - 
Groomer has successfully made it as far into Bayfield as groom-able

Barnestormers  -  
Barnes area 1-2 inch base not grooming need more 

Drummond Sno Jacks  -  
All Drummond area thru Mason area have been panned at least once.  Swampy areas packed by snowmobile.  Trail conditions are poor by lack of snow, and expected to deteriorate with warm temps.

Namakagon Trail Groomers  -  
Swamps still have wet spots and we need more snow to be able to groom.

Northern Adventures (Iron River Area)  -  
We are done grooming as of now. What base we had is gone. 

South Shore Trails Club  -    
Trail 1 can be groomed this year if we get snow. Trail 1 from Swedlund road to Campbell road will likely not be groomed this year. With these warm temps the trails should remain closed.

Washburn Valhellers -  
Trails in the Valhalla area and Bayfield peninsula, including Red Cliff are in poor condition with maybe a 6 to 8 inch base. The warm-up for the next two weeks will have a major impact on the base. Hope for more snow. 

White River Ramblers -    
Need more snow.

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For further information:

Bayfield County Forestry & Parks
117 E 5th Street
Washburn, WI 54891
Office: 715-373-6114

Additional Info:

Sign up to receive text message or email trail condition updates on the county website under "Notify Me." You can also find updates on Snowtracks and view the Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions widget at 

General Info:

Order a snowmobile map online or pick one up at area businesses. You can also download the Avenza app (for free) and get the updated Snowmobile Map on your device before you hit the trails – locate yourself on the trail map with GPS so you can see where you are, even with no cell reception! If you’d like to see the sponsor businesses on the same type of map, try the Trail Treker app ($1.99).

Be sure to stop in, warm up and patronize the businesses on our snowmobile map. Their advertising makes it possible to print and distribute the map.