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693 N. 4th Street
P.O. Box 285
Tomahawk, WI 54487
CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOUND BELOW
**TOMAHAWK AREA SNOWMOBILING CONDITIONS
As of March 28, 2013
Trails will close at 11:59 P.M. March 31.
Trails are soft, with bare areas. Roads are bad, it's very late in the season and you can't stop the warmth of the sun.
Be very cautious on lakes and rivers.
It's been a great season; get that last ride in if you can, but remember, it is the end of March.
As of March 22, 2013
Oneida County trails will close at 11:59 P.M. March 31. Lincoln County has not announced a closing date yet, but cannot stay open after 31 March.
Trails are in good condition Groomers are running when temps and conditions warrant.
It's late in the season Any areas that are dark colored will quickly lose out to the warmth of the sun. Expect some bare spots.
Looks good for riding this weekend. I can't remember trails being this good this late.
Use extra caution on lakes and rivers.
**KNIGHT OWL SNOWMOBILE TRAILS
Updated March 18, 2013
Average snowcover for the area: 14 inches
Snow continues and trails are very good yet. A few bare spots on southern slopes and roads. Icy corners all over. Should be very good this week yet, getting a little warmer this weekend. Caution on Lake Alice, trail detour because Pine Creek has opened up. Stay on trail. Will continue to groom as needed. Might get next week also but must close on March 31. As always no ATV'S when temperature is above 28 degrees.
As of March 18, 2013
Trail Conditions: Excellent
Snow Cover: 8- 10 inches
Price County snowmobile trails are in excellent condition. The trail base is 8-10 inches of hard-packed snow and ice with fresh snow on top. Our dedicated club members are out grooming the trails for your riding enjoyment. The scenery is beautiful and the trails are spectacular. Forecasters are predicting another 3 inches of snow for our area today. This week highs are predicted to be in the 20s with cooler temps overnight through the weekend. Trails remain open until April 1st. -Reported By: Price County Tourism Department
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
**NORTHWOODS PASSAGE WINTER CELEBRATION BANQUET
Saturday, March 23, Inshalla Country Club. Cocktails at 5 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Open to the public. Grand prize is 51-inch Samsung Smart 3D 1080P HDTV. Must be present to win. Watch for form in Tomahawk Leader. For additional information, email email@example.com or call Tim at 715-493-1013. Dinner tickets are $50. Early raffle packets are $100 each. If purchased after 2-26-13, raffle packets are $135 (including $180 worth of tickets for 6 raffles). Send money to NWP Winter Celebration Banquet, P.O. Box 164, Tomahawk, WI 54487.
**TOMAHAWK LIONS CLUB RAFFLE IN MEMORY OF DICK CALHOUN
One lucky ticket holder will ride home on a 2013 Can-Am Outlander 4x4 ATV – the top prize in a Lions Club raffle being held in remembrance of Tomahawk snowmobile legend Dick Calhoun.
The raffle features a limited number of tickets and a $50 monthly progressive cash drawing starting in July that goes up $10 each month until the ATV is raffled off at Tomahawk Sports Center in November. Calhoun was a longtime advocate for the snowmobiling industry and helped develop trails and create snowmobile clubs in the area over the decades. Opening Tomahawk Sports Center in 1966 after taking his first snowmobile ride the year prior, Calhoun became known as a legend in the snowmobiling industry. He went on to be recognized as Dealer of the Year and Most Valuable Snowmobiler by Snowmobile Magazine in 1998. Calhoun was also a proud supporter of his hometown. Up until succumbing to cancer in 2010, Calhoun, 80, was still jumping into the icy waters of Lake Mohawksin on New Year’s Day to raise money for the local snowmobile groups he so proudly was a supporter of.
All proceeds from the raffle will go toward the Lions’ efforts to support local charities. A limited number of tickets are being sold for $10 apiece at Nelson’s County Market, Great Lakes Food, Tomahawk Sports Center and by Lions Club members.
This site has snowmobile information for Lincoln, Oneida and Price counties, along with a Calendar of Events:
More info about LINCOLN COUNTY TRAILS
400 MILES OF TRAILS
The Tomahawk area in Lincoln and Oneida counties has more than 400 miles of trails maintained by the Knight Owls Snowmobile Club, Northern Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club and Northwoods Passage Snowmobile Club. For up-to-date Lincoln County trail conditions, log on to www.co.lincoln.wi.us or call 715-536-0327.
ONEIDA COUNTY TRAILS
Oneida County 1,000 miles of groomed trails connect the area with all of northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Trails flow through highland hardwoods, pine forests, low lying bogs filled with spruce and tamarack, and wide open spaces of frozen lakes and farmers' fields.
There are 10 grooming clubs in the county. They are Bo-Boens of St. Germain, Cross Country Cruisers of Minocqua, Sugar Camp Snowmobile Club, Willow Region Sports Club for the western Willow area, Northern Trails Unlimited, Inc. for north of Tomahawk, Northwoods Passage for Tomahawk to Rhinelander and west of town, Three Lakes Snowmobile Club, Hodag Snowmobile Club which grooms Rhinelander and south to Langlade County, Forest Riders of Minocqua which grooms west of Minocqua to Price County and New Tom Slo Fleas which does the grooming in the Lake Tomahawk area.
For more information, contact the snowmobile or ATV club located within the area that you plan to ride (Oneida County Snowmobile Council, President Steve "Fuzzy" Moran, 715-453-3324; Oneida County ATV Association President Dennis Laddusire, 715-282-5320) or contact the Oneida County Forestry Departmen, Forest Director John Bilogan at 715-369-6140.
PRICE COUNTY TRAILS
Price County, Wisconsin, was rated one of the 10 best places to ride by supertrax international magazine - November 2003. With 500 miles of meticulously groomed trails, there are many unique ways to enjoy a snowmobile adventure in Price County.
Nighttime speed limit
The Department of Natural Resources reminds people of a fairly new law involving a night-time speed limit of 55 mph. The main goal is to keep people from overriding their headlights. The law went into effect a year ago, and the DNR says wardens and police are more likely to write tickets for violations than issue warnings. Depending on one's speed, the ticket can range from $180 to $300.
SnowGoer, the world's #1 snowmobile magazine, announced the 2003 Snow Time Tourism Awards in its March 2004 publication. These prestigous awards are voted on by SnowGoer magazine readers across North America. The results are wonderful news for those who know the beauty, convenience and fun available in the Northwoods! Wisconsin's Northwoods was ranked #1 for "Best Area Catering to Families." It ranked #3 for "Best Overall Snowmobile Area" and for "Area Most Likely to Visit in the Future." Our beautiful Northwoods also ranked #3, tied with Ontario, Canada, in "Best Trail Riding" category. Come join us!
Lots To Offer, But Be Patient
Wisconsin ranks among the top three states in the country offering the most miles of snowmobile trails to the public. Private landowners allow riders on about 90 percent of those 22,000 miles of trail. The Department of Natural Resources urges riders to respect the relationship between snowmobile clubs and landowners. Since it takes time to groom and prepare trails after a snowfall, riders should temper their enthusiasm and wait until a trail system has been officially opened. Riding beforehand jeopardizes future opportunities.
Rules of the Road
'Rules of road' for snowmobilers ... When to report an accident ...
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources offers a few reminders for riders.
While riding along state numbered and county lettered highways, snowmobilers must be at least 10 feet from the paved portion of the roadway. Along town roads, snowmobiles may operate on the shoulder. However, no portion of the snowmobile may be on the roadway, whether it's paved or gravel.
Prior to operation, one's snowmobile must display valid registration (if received) or one must have a validated registration form. Registration forms can be validated at any DNR Service Center. New machines are validated at the dealership.
As always, riders are reminded to ask permission first before operating on private property.
The DNR further notes that a "reportable" snowmobile accident is any accident, regardless of the number of snowmobiles involved, which results in a fatality or an injury that requires medical treatment by a physician. Wisconsin law requires every snowmobile operator involved in a "reportable" accident to report it without delay to law enforcement officials. In addition, within 10 days of an accident, the operator must submit a written report on Form 4100-174 to the DNR. Forms are available from DNR offices, local snowmobile patrols and sheriff's Departments. Failure to comply with the reporting requirements is punishable by a penalty up to $326.
State law requires anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1985, who wishes to operate a snowmobile in Wisconsin to have a certificate of completion of a snowmobile safety course. Information is posted on the DNR web site: www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/es/enforcement/safety/upcoming.htm.
Thousands Take To The Trails
Each year thousands of snowmobilers take to the trails that Wisconsin has to offer. In 2000 there were 214,331 registered snowmobiles in the state with an additional 43,537 non-residents purchasing a required trail pass.
Last updated: March 28, 2013
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