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County Snowmobile Trails now Open in the Northwest and North Central Regions of Dane County

January 26, 2016
: Darren Marsh, Parks Director Duane Meyers, President Parks Division Council of Snowmobile Clubs 608-575-5310 608-235-5010
Land & Water Resources

County Snowmobile Trails

As of 1:00 PM on January 26, 2016 the snowmobile trails in the NW and NC Regions of Dane County are open (https://www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks/snowmobile.aspx).  This includes the Military Ridge State Trail and trails #35 (access to Columbia County) and #37 (access trail along STH 51 near the Village of De Forest).

“I know the snowmobiling community is excited to hit the trails.,” stated Duane Meyers, President of the Council of Snowmobile Clubs.  “This is the first time the trails have been open this season, and we want to remind trail users to use caution. There may be uneven terrain and potential open water areas in the marshes and waterways that will be windswept with minimal snow.”

Sergeant John Brogan from the Dane County Sheriff’s Department reminds users that a State DNR Snowmobile Trail Pass is required to ride on the trail system. “The majority of the snowmobile trails are on private lands so all users must stay on the designated marked trails,” Sergeant Brogan stated. “Venturing off the trails is considered trespassing and riders may be issued citations.”

County Cross-Country Ski Trails and Winter Recreation Areas

County park crews groom and track the county’s designated cross country ski trails.  Indian Lake and Token Creek County Parks trails are currently groomed, other locations will be groomed as conditions permit. 

For current information on all county trails, call our 24/7 Information line at (608) 242-4576 or visit our website for trail conditions and maps at http://www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks/.  

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