WELCOME TO THE MARINETTE COUNTY ALLIANCE SNOWMOBILE AND ATV/UTV TRAIL WEB SITE!
THIS WEB SITE ISN’T JUST FOR SNOWMOBILES ANYMORE!
FOLLOW US FOR UPDATES ON THE ATV/UTV TRAILS ALL DURING THE UPCOMING SEASON.
ATTENTION! IRON SNOW SHOE TRAIL DETOUR!
5/13/2020—Due to a washout on Benson Lake Road, the trail from Goodman Park to the west to the Forest County line is closed. The detour will be; from the power line trail, turn west on Homestead Lake Road to County I, turn right on I to Camp 5 Road, west on Camp 5 Road to Harper Lake Road, west on Harper Lake Road to Valley Lake Road, then north on Valley Lake Road to Benson Lake Road. This detour should only be for approximately 2 weeks. These are town roads you will be using, you’ll be sharing this route with vehicle’s. Use extreme caution on your ride!
TRAIL REPORT: – From: Pete Villas, Marinette County Forestry Administrator
Subject: ATV Trail re-opening: The entire Marinette County ATV/UTV Trail System will be re-opened on May 1, 2020. The trail system was closed for spring break up and to allow for the trails to be cleared of downed trees and debris. Thank you for your cooperation while the trail system was closed.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, please follow the guidelines found in the Marinette County Outdoor Recreation Season Plan found on Marinette County’s website in the Media Releases section under Administration.
Marinette County Outdoor Recreation Season Plan
MARINETTE COUNTYPUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER
For Immediate Release Media verification: County Administrator John Lefebvre, 715-732-7415
April 14, 2020
Marinette County Announces Outdoor Recreation Season Plan
Marinette County, WI –. As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues and summer approaches, more and more people will travel to their seasonal homes /cottages. Marinette County believes the following plan is sustainable and enforceable. The County Sheriff’s Office asks in advance for your cooperation with these recreational closures so County Law Enforcement staff can concentrate on other more pressing matters. If you do not own property in Marinette County or do not live in close proximity to Marinette County where you can travel to the County to enjoy a day in the outdoors and travel back home again at the end of the day, please reconsider visiting Marinette County at this time. Marinette County Parks, Campgrounds, ATV/UTV Trails, Waterfall Viewing and Forest Lands:
•County Parks to open May 1st however until further notice all restroom and playground facilities will remain closed for the safety of those using the facilities and those cleaning the facilities
•All camping, lodges and cabins within the Parks will remain closed until further notice. Anyone with a reservation may cancel the reservation without penalty and receive a refund for the reservation fee. If you do not cancel your reservation, the County will refund the reservation fee if the facility is closed at the time of the reservation.
•Camping on County owned forest lands is prohibited until further notice. All other activities allowed on County land are permitted at this time. Trails to waterfalls will remain open.
•County owned boat landings will remain open.
•All ATV/UTV trails to open on May 1st weather permitting. Please understand that although the trails may be open, many if not all the businesses which support the trail users are closed.
Rules for use of County Properties:
1.Obey all posted signs.
2.Pack out all waste.
3.Practice social distancing and restrict your group gathering size to those who traveled with you in your vehicle.
If planning to visit Marinette County please, please, please:
•Stay home (self-quarantine) if you’re not feeling well.
•Return to your place of residence if you become ill.
•Bring enough food and other supplies with you for the extent of your stay.
•Limit your stops at gas stations and grocery stores while in the County.
•Practice good hygiene by washing and sanitizing hands often.
•Plan accordingly, public restroom facilities are limited.
County staff will continue to monitor use of County properties. If it is determined that these properties are being improperly used or it becomes necessary to close these properties to have an impact on preventing the spread of COVID 19, additional closures may occur. If you are relocating to the area please bring enough food and supplies with you to allow you to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days. Please monitor the County website at www.marinettecounty.com for any changes. Remember only you can stop the spread of COVID-19.
Note: Kumalong (Coleman), River Road Riders (Marinette) and Ranger City Riders (Amberg) do NOT allow atv’s & utv’s on their trail systems at any time. Ride legal! Know before you go so we do not lose trail access. The new 2020 snowmobile-atv-utv map is now available from the business sponsors and the clubs. Pick up a copy or contact a local club to obtain a map. It’s a year ’round map that clearly shows where the trails are and what type of trail it is and if atv’s/utv’s are allowed.
This information provided by the AWSC contains information regarding hotel reservations and re-registering for the new dates for the Annual Convention, rescheduled for May 29th-30th & 31st at the same location.
TO ALL AWSC 2020 ANNUAL CONVENTION REGISTRANTS – PLEASE SHARE WITH AWSC MEMBERS THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION
Please share this information with all AWSC members.
Due to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommendation not to hold any gatherings of over 250 people, the AWSC Convention and Directors’ Meeting has been postponed until May 29, 30, 31.
If you made your hotel reservation at the Madison Marriott West under the AWSC room block, your room has been automatically cancelled. If you didn’t make your room reservation under that block, or if you used a third party (i.e. Priceline, Hotwire, etc) it is your responsibility to cancel your reservation.
Details regarding re-registration or transfer of registration, hotel reservations, events, banquet, etc, will follow within a few days. All updated information will be available on the website. We are looking into whether or not we will be able to reschedule some or all of the bus trips. As soon as we have more information, we will share that. Information will be posted on website when received.
We appreciate your patience as we work through this unusual situation.
AWSC Business/Office Manager
529 Trail Side Dr., Ste 200
DeForest, WI 53532