Snowmobile Trails to Open in Kewaunee County

January 16, 2018

Snowmobile Trails to Open in Kewaunee County
 
KEWAUNEE, WI – Snowmobilers will be able to take to nearly 205 miles of Kewaunee County trails effective Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:00PM.
 
The Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Department reports the opening of all four snowmobile sections, which includes use of the Ahnapee State Trail that connects Kewaunee County to Door County, as well as the communities of Algoma, Casco, Kewaunee and Luxemburg and three Kewaunee County owned parks.

The six snowmobile clubs that check in with the Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Department to share condition updates say even though the trails are groomed and open, riders should still use caution in certain areas as most are in poor condition.

 “We only have a base of 3-6 inches of snow on the trails and looking at the forecast in the days ahead, we could end up closing by the weekend, which is why we will keep snowmobilers updated on our 24-Hour Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Hotline at (920) 388-7199,” says Dave Myers, Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Director.

The Promotion & Recreation Department also reminds riders that anytime the trails are open, they need to watch out for rough patches and ice peeking through the packed down snow as well as thin ice on waterways and swamps, open water and slush.  It’s also important for snowmobilers to stay on the marked trails for their safety and as a courtesy to others.

“We love having the trails in use and seeing people embrace winter in Wisconsin, but we want to remind all snowmobilers to respect the property and privacy of the hundreds of gracious landowners who are responsible for providing Kewaunee County its trails,” says Jennifer Schneider, Kewaunee County Tourism Coordinator & Public Information Officer.
 
To use public trails, snowmobilers are required to buy an annual Wisconsin snowmobile Trail Pass through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  Trails passes are $10 for Wisconsin residents who are members of a snowmobile club that is affiliated with the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC), $30 for Wisconsin residents not affiliated with AWSC and $50 for out of state residents.

For information on AWSC discounts, visit: www.awsc.org/Trail-Pass-Registration.aspx or DNR regulations, visit http://dnr.wi.gov/permits/snowtrailpass.htm.

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