Minocqua Area and Northern Wisconsin
Welcome to the Minocqua Area - Nature's Original Water Park. We call it that because it's located in the middle of Northern Wisconsin's Lake Country. Here there are thousands of lakes, rivers and streams that literally saturate the geography. And vacationers have long been visiting the Minocqua Area to enjoy all this water by boating, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling and more. There's no admission fees and we're open year round!
Courtesy of Minocqua Forest Riders Snowmobile Club
March 5, 2014
This most recent polar vortex shut down our
grooming operation for about a week. However, last night's snow
ushered in warmer temperatures, allowing our groomer operators to hit
the trails today. All of our trail system will be painted with those
wonderful white ribbons of smooth snow by the end of the day Thursday.
I just took a peek at the long range forecast for our area and it looks like fantastic snowmobiling weather for the next couple of weeks, with an average high temperature hovering in the high 20's. With the amount of snow currently on the trails and no significant warm-up in sight, I anticipate our trails staying in Very Good to Excellent condition. Curt Christensen-Forest Riders President http://www.minocquaforestriders.org/
Courtesy of Cross Country Cruisers Snowmobile Club
March 4, 2014
Trail Conditions: Very Good
Snow Cover: 24+
Area Report: Trails are VERY GOOD A fresh 3″ last night
– I am a believer in under promise – OVER deliver. The Cruiser motto: Every mile Every day. The Cruiser motto: Every mile Every day. http://www.snowmobilewi.com/
Courtesy of New-Tom Sno Fleas Snowmobile Club
March 11, 2014
Courtesy of Northern Hornshoe Trails Snowmobile Club
March 4, 2014
We just got more snow! Trails are in excellent condition. http://www.hornshoe.org/
Cross Country Skiing
Courtesy of Minocqua Winter Park
March 10, 2014
Monday NOON: First skier has returned and reported a very fun ski day! In the shade the trails will be a 5+, however in the areas where the sun has hit it will be a little more slushy. We are putting our trails down to a 3 to be modest. However most of the park is in excellent condition and with the warm up it is a great day to ski! Chalet, Ski Shop, Ski Trails, Snowshoe Trails, and the Chip Wulff Memorial Ice Skating Pond are open 9am-5pm daily. http://minocquawinterpark.org/
Courtesy of Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest
March 11, 2014
Escanaba Trail (March 8) – All loops cut and tracked. Very good conditions.
Madeline Trail (March 10) – All loops cut twice and tracked. Good conditions.
McNaughton Trail (March 8) – Skaters loop cut and groomed. All other loops cut and tracked. Good conditions.
Raven Trail (March 9) – All loops cut and tracked. The yellow loop and sections of the red loop have a good amount of debris. Fair to good conditions.
The tracks are still in very good shape and their use has been low due to very cold daytime air temperatures. Some grooming could occur if snow and wind conditions change but nothing before the weekend is scheduled.
Passes are available by self-registration at the trailheads or at the Clear Lake Ranger Station, open daily 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/StateForests/nhal/conditions.html
For additional trail reports throughout the area please visit Travel Wisconsin