Well, we asked for it and we got it! SNOW! Trails in Ashland County are open and grooming is in process. Trails are in very good condition. The trail from Marengo north to the East end of Ashland, is closed. There is a detour route in place that is marked.
The Tri-County Corridor is OPEN and has been groomed!
As always please follow the snowmobile trail rules and regulations. Stay on the trail, as much of the Ashland County snowmobile trail system uses private property and could be lost if the property owners experience issues. The most common complaints are snowmobiles not staying on trails or going off into fields that are not part of the trail, and loud noise from non-stock muffler systems. Respect the trail system so that it remains open. As always operate with everyone’s safety in mind and report any hazardous trail issues that are observed to the Ashland County Sheriff’s Department (715-682-7023 opt 1) so that it can be forwarded to the appropriate service.
The Tri-County Corridor is open from Superior to Ashland. There are still several areas on the eastern end that require attention but all known hazards have been identified and marked. Use caution when approaching ribbons, barricades, and cones.
Important reminders: There is no snowmobiling allowed from Ashland to Bad River/Odanah as snowmobiling is not permitted on reservation land. However, snowmobiling is allowed from Bad River east to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
If you would like to receive an Ashland County Snowmobile map, let us know and we will mail one out to you! Call us at 715/682-2500 or toll-free at 1-800-284-9484.
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The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is a great place to stop on your snowmobiling journey. The Center offers a special area to warm or dry your gloves and hang your helmet while exploring the facility’s displays and climbing the five-story observation tower which showcases the area. The Visitor Center is located off U.S. Highway 2 near the Tri-County Recreational Corridor.
In addition to snowmobiling, Ashland County offers cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and sledding. And be sure to check listings on our website, www.visitashland.com, for information on all of our upcoming outdoor events.
The Northwest Wisconsin ATV & Snowmobile Corridor Trail Map features Ashland, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Barron, Chippewa, Washburn, Price, and Sawyer counties. This map will help you plan a trip to Northwest Wisconsin, and individual county maps will help you navigate the trails. See for yourself all of the great places you can visit on the seat of an ATV or snowmobile. Click here or on the map cover image to the left to view the digital Northwest Wisconsin ATV & Snowmobile Corridor Map. To order your FREE print copy of the Northwest Wisconsin ATV & Snowmobile Corridor Map, click here.
Effective July 1, 2015, Wisconsin snowmobile registration will cost $30.00 for three years.
In addition, all snowmobiles will be required to have an annual trail pass to operate on a public trail or corridor.
- Trail passes will cost non-club/non-Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs members $30.00 and can only be purchased through the DNR.
- Members who belong to both a snowmobile club and the AWSC will be able to buy the trail pass for $10.00.
Ashland County Snowmobile Trails traditionally close mid-March if conditions permit they will remain open until March 31st..
Out-of-state snowmobile passes are required for non-residents and can be purchased for $50.00 at the following locations:
ASHLAND Anglers All, 2803 E. Lake Shore Drive DNR Service Center, 2501 Golf Course Road River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, 1200 W. Lake Shore Drive Walmart Supercenter, Sporting Goods Dept., 2500 E. Lake Shore Drive
CLAM LAKE Clam Lake Junction, 60967 State Hwy. 77 Deb’s Y Go By, 60998 State Hwy. 77
BUTTERNUT Butternut Feed Store, 121 N. Main Street
GLIDDEN The Bear Crossing, 107 E. Broadway
MELLEN Midland Services Mellen, 101 Wilderness Drive Northland Foods/Hardware Hank, 108 S. Main Street