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Polk County Snowmobile Trail status report

Updated: Mar 25

  New updated as of March 25 th 2024

Polk County Snowmobile Trail Status:  Will remain CLOSED ! Lets hope we get a winter Next year.

 * Stower Seven Lakes Trail will continue to be CLOSED for ATV/UTV use. 2023 was a great snowmobile season and the longest in several years. Thank you Polk County Snowmobile Council for keeping the trails groomed and for another enjoyable snowmobile season. Contact the Polk County Snowmobile Council by clicking: Polk County Snowmobile CouncilPolk County welcomes you to enjoy winter with us. Polk County is home to over 360 miles of groomed snowmobile trails ranging from remote trails to the Gandy Dancer State Trail. These trails offer breathtaking winter vistas as they pass through the forest and farms of Polk County. Enjoy the hospitality of the communities and business along the way. Most provide lodging, dining, fuel and other necessities for your snowmobiling pleasure.Email polk.recreation@polkcountywi.govCall 715-485-9294County Snowmobile TrailSawmill County Trail - MapMotorized recreation vehicles are open year-round. Off road motorcycles allowed spring/summer/fallSnowmobile ATV Trails - Polk County MapWeather permitting Polk County Parks & Trails Department in collaboration with Polk County Snowmobile Council opens and closes the snowmobile trails between December 1st and March 31st with at least 6 inches of snow. State Snowmobile TrailsTravel Wisconsin: Snow ReportCattail State Trail - Map - WI DNR LinkTrailhead: Intersection of Center St E & Riverside Blvd, AmeryThe Cattail State Trail travels for 18 miles on a former rail corridor between the communities of Amery and Almena in northwestern Wisconsin. Forests, farmlands, prairies, hills and various wildlife habitats surround the trail, which also passes through the Village of Turtle Lake. Gandy Dancer State Trail - Map - WI DNR LinkThe southern segment of the Gandy Dancer trail begins at the Polk County Information Center in Saint Croix Falls. The southern segment travels for 47 miles in Wisconsin through the communities of Centuria, Milltown, Luck, Frederic, Siren and Webster, ending in the town of Danbury.Stower State Trail - Map- WI DNR Link13-mile trail, runs from the City of Amery nearly all the way to the Village of Dresser and is used for bicycling, hiking, equestrian use permitted October 1st up to first day of Wisconsin Gun Deer Season, snowmobile, and cross-country skiing. Built on a former railroad corridor, the trail begins at Harriman Ave in Amery, travels through the unincorporated Villages of Deronda, Wanderoos and Nye, ending about one mile from Dresser on 90th Ave. The trail passes through maple and oak forests, wetlands, prairies and farmlands, and past many picturesque lakes. The trail crosses between the North Twin and South Twin lakes in Amery, skirts the south end of Bear Trap Lake and runs along Round, Horse and Lotus lakes near the western end.Parking LocationsPolk County Information Center - 710 S Hwy 35, Saint Croix FallsCenturia Park-Rest Area - 320 Polk Ave, CenturiaMilltown Access - Intersection of 3rd Ave NE & Stokely Rd N, MilltownTwo Eagles Trailhead - Intersection of Trail & W 1st Ave, LuckWoodley Parking Lot - 1309 100th St. Ctry Rd H, AmeryStower Seven Lakes Trail Parking, Deronda - 65th AvenueStower Seven Lakes Trail Parking, Wanderoos - 68th AvenueStower Seven Lakes Trail Parking, Nye - 90th Avenue Club TrailsPolk County Snowmobile & ATV Council is an alliance of all clubs in Polk County, Wisconsin. Please visit HEREInteractive Map Application View Snowmobile Trail TrackerThis Polk County interactive map application allows users to locate designated snowmobile trails throughout Polk County. Turn on location services on your device to track your location. Trail closers will be posted on this application, however due to its dynamic nature information could quickly become out-of-date.Snowmobiling in WisconsinWhat you need to know? - PublicationLicenses, Permits, and RegistrationsPer the Wisconsin DNR, all snowmobiles operating on a Wisconsin snowmobile trail or corridor must display a valid snowmobile trail pass whether registered in Wisconsin or another state. Snowmobiles kept in Wisconsin for more than 15 consecutive days must be registered in Wisconsin unless an exemption to registration applies. Unless there is an exemption, your snowmobile must display current registration decals, which must be prominently visible on both sides of the cowling.Registration - RenewWisconsin Snowmobile Trail Pass Find a license agent or DNR Service CenterTrail Use and ResponsibilityPlease remember when using the trails it is your responsibility to stay on the trail. Many of our trails cross private property, and we appreciate the easements granted by these generous landowners.Trail Etiquette - GuidelinesIt is important to use good trail etiquette to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all trail users.Trail RegulationsPolk County Code of Ordinances Ch. 26, III, Sec. 26-42(19)It is unlawful to use trails at any time or for any purpose other than those posted.No person shall ride snowmobiles on designated trails except between December 1 and March 31 when there is six inches of snow.No person shall drive any motorized vehicles such as cars, trucks, or go-carts, on any trail at any time or operate off-road motorcycles on a designated trail.

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