Breaking news on new registration/Trail Pass Program is outlined below 3/25
ATV Safety Training Information added to DNR page link 4/12
Brand new 2014 ATV map PDFs (front and back) added to home page3/12
Link to Lakewood Chamber of Commmerce web site added link 3/12
You Tube Video about Red Arrow History and Trails...scroll down 1/5
March Newsletter and meeting minutes added to Newsletter page link4/5
Club Meetings and Area Events page updated and link added 4/12
Contact Club Secretary Mary Stehula at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about club issues or events. See club apparel tab for new order form and additional items
The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs has been working for over 10 years to get a snowmobile registation program that gives preference to those of us who belong to local snowmobile club AND AWSC. Finally with the support of the Wisconsin Legislature and Governor Walker a bill has been signed into law that does just that. Commonly refered to as CAP/STEP a new Trail Pass program will favor club members. Please read the two press releases to the right carefully so that you can discuss this new way of doing things to your snowmobile friends. This should be a good way to get those folks to join our club and get involved.
Red Arrow trails snowmobile trails closed for the season at
Midnight on Monday March 31st!!! Because of the late cold and deep frost Oconto County has delayed opening of the ATV/UTV trails until Saturday May 10th. This decision is subject to change to May 1st if conditions in April are dramatically warmer and trails dry out.
Thanks to everyone who rode our snowmobile trails this year. We appreciate you visiting our area and supporting our businesses!!! Our ATV/UTV trails are just as much fun and we invite you to come up and ride this summer and fall.
Click above to check out the You Tube Video about about Red Arrow....past and present. Thanks so very much to club member Matt Goodman for putting this together. Townsend is truely the place for great trails and great fun....Come on up and enjoy with us!!! Note: You might be asked by your browser to open in a new window...go ahead and do that and it should pop right up!!
The Oconto County ATV/UTV Trail System (which includes the Nicolet State Trail) will open on Saturday May 10th this year The normal opening date is May 1st but there will be a delay due to the extreme frost depth which will make drying out the trail system problematic. This also applies to trails and routes in the Nicolet National Forest. Most Town Roads in the Townships of Townsend, Mountain, Lakewood, Riverview & Doty are open year round for ATV/UTV use. Watch for some roads marked closed. County and State Highways are not legal except in a few county highway ditchlines that are marked.
An all new 2014 Oconto County ATV map will be available in late March at many locations around the county. Take a peek at our county wide trail system by opening the PDF files on the right. The map is two sided with most of our sponsor ads on one side and the map, index and a few ads on the front. Come enjoy over 450 miles of well marked and maintained trails bisected by the Nicolet State Recreational Trail. This trail goes north all the way to Michigan on an old railroad grade.
Please supprort the sponsors who make this map possible....thanks and ride safe!!!
Red Arrow is proud to announce a new snowmobile and ATV/UTV trail that connects the Nicolet State Recreational Trail to Spring Lake Road. Just after you cross Hwy 32 at Barb's Valley Inn take a right and follow the signs. This new 2 mile segment comes out on Spring Lake Road just beyond the base of Wildwood Trail. You can go left and get back to the Nicolet Trail via Wildwood or go right and follow Spring Lake Road to Hemlock Dam Road, turn left and come to the other new trail below.
After 3 years of planning the snowmobile trail from Hemlock Dam Road to Pickerel Lake Road is now legal for ATV & UTV use from August 1st to October 31st each year. The late opening is due to concerns about hawks nesting along the route. This is considered a Route because it is also open to Highway Legal Vehicles so be aware of cars and trucks but it is a very nice 3 mile “trail” in the true sense of riding the woods.
For a very nice ride take the Nicolet Trail up to Wildwood Trail and follow Spring Lake Road to Hemlock Dam Road and turn left. Follow Hemlock Dam until you see a choice of left or ahead. Take a few minutes to go left on the dead end to the river for a very nice view. Then turn around and go back to Hemlock Dam but turn left and follow the signs on the new trail over to Pickerel Lake Road. Turn right on Pickerel Dam Road and follow it to Gluckie Lake Road and turn left. Follow Gluckie Lake Road to Binder Lake Road and turn right. Binder Lake Road comes out just east of the Townsend Town Dump so take a left on Village View so you have two choices. Follow it left around to the Nicolet Trail by the Ambulance Garage and back to Townsend via the Nicolet Trail. This is an all gravel and dirt ride except for a short stretch of Village View. Or if you go right you ride the blacktop from the dump to the Nicolet Trail across from Powers boat dealership.
Photos needed. Send your photos of Snowmobiling and ATVing in the Townsend area to email@example.com and we will consider using them on this site. We can use scenery and people having fun while on the trail. Photo credit will be given if you ask for it.
Red Arrow is a long time 100% AWSC club and supports its efforts to promote safe, responsible snowmobiling
Red Arrow proudly supports the efforts of the Oconto County Tourism group to promote visitors to Oconto County
Red Arrow is a member of and supports the goals and objectives of the Wisconsin ATV Association
Sometimes we take this great resource for granted. Word is that next winter we will be able to ride directly to Michigan across the Brule River
Townsend is one of the highest elevation areas in Wisconsin and that helps us keep our snow!!! The Carter hills between us and Carter are 1,781 feet above sea level vs Oconto at 530 feet...it does make a difference. The highest range is just northwest of us in Forest County at Sugerbush Hill...that area is 1,939 feet above sea level. Kent Tower Hill in Langlade County is 1,903 feet. Information from the new Wisconsin Blue Book published recently.
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club Inc. was founded 45 years ago in 1968 during the very early days of Snowmobiling. Early club founders established a trail system utilizing old logging roads and rail spurs in the Nicolet National Forest. These trails were connected by utilizing the old railroad grade (now Nicolet State Trail) that runs south to north thru Oconto County and provided winter snowmobile access to connecting trails in Langlade County and Forest County as well as all over the state of Wisconsin. Most of those same snowmobile trails are in place today and are maintained regularly by Red Arrow.
In 2007 Red Arrow voted to add ATV trail responsibility in the Townsend area. At that time the Town of Townsend made most town roads (not Hwy 32 or County T)legal year round for ATV travel and asked the club to help with safety training and help patrol the roads for "bonehead" riders. More recently the towns of Doty, Lakewood and Riverview have allowed ATV/UTV access on some roads during the summer ATV/UTV season. The club is currently working with the National Forest Service to add additional trails in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Red Arrow welcomes all Snowmobile and ATV/UTV enthusiasts visiting our area and invites them to join our club. We understand that not everyone can be active but we need your financial support if you ride our trails. Townsend has become a year around hub for ATV/UTV and snowmobile activity. From our area you can literally ride anywhere in rural Wisconsin or the UP via snowmobile. The Nicolet State Trail thru Townsend is now legal for Snowmobiles and ATV's and UTV's (May 1st-Oct 31st) all the way from south of Gillett to the Michigan border and beyond.
Townsend is located on Hwy 32 about 90 miles north of Green Bay and the Fox Cities. You will pass thru Gillett, Suring, Chute Pond, Mountain and Lakewood as you head towards Townsend. Carter (home of the Potawatomi Carter Casino and Hotel) is located about 5 miles north of Townsend with Wabeno and Laona further north. Come visit us.....we are located right in the center of some of the best snowmobiling and ATV/UTV riding in Wisconsin.
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club Inc. P. O. Box 248, Townsend, Wi. 54175