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Red Arrow Snowmobile Trails are open for the season…
Click here for our Trail conditions

 Click Links below to get snowmobile trail conditions all around
the State of Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan  

Wisconsin http://www.travelwisconsin.com/snowreport/snowmobile      

Michigan http://www.msasnow.org/trail-reports/

Welcome to our new Red Arrow website just in time for snowmobiling season.
We hope
you will like our new look and find the site easy to navigate.

E-mail me at jbrantmeier@athenet.net to let me know what you
think and offer suggestions.

Thanks for visiting Red Arrow!!!

 This site was updated Sunday January 25th at 8AM

See Red Arrow Fish A Ree info just below and
click links for poster and newspaper ad.

Townsend Fire Department Sweetheart Dance info below 1/16/15

Johnny Blood Dinner Show at Waubee Lodge sponsored by Red Arrow link here 1/25/15

Red Arrow Bonfire  in the woods photos  link here 1/24/15

Business Booster Page updated (link here)  1/10/15

JB’s Riding Report link to page ….updated 6PM  1/22/15

Members Riding Report updated 1/22/15
New posts by LMT and Dan Dylan

Utah Powder riding video added to home page 12/12/14

Red  Arrow Fish A Ree information added below 11/18/14

Link to Lakewood  Chamber of Commerce web site link  3/12/14

You Tube Video about Red Arrow History and Trails…scroll down 12/29/14

January meeting minutes added to Newsletter page link  1/25/2015

Club Meetings and Area Events page updated link  1/25/15

Contact our Club Secretary Kim at britesite@sbcglobal.net if you have any questions about club issues or events.

See club apparel tab for new order form and additional items (link here)

 Check our business booster page… click here    to link to that page for places to stay, eat and have some liquid refreshments…..ride sober….ride safe!!

   Thanks to everyone who rode our ATV/UTV trails this year. We appreciate you visiting our area and supporting our businesses!!! Our Snowmobile trails are just as much fun and we invite you to come up and ride this winter!! Come north to enjoy over 475 miles of snowmobile trails in our county along with connections to surrounding counties and Michigan. Townsend is the epicenter of great riding and about an hour and 45 minutes from Green Bay/Fox Valley. Less than a full tank of gas round trip.


Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs Miss Snowflake Chelsea Popp attended the 2014 Fish A Ree on Sunday afternoon and stayed to help with the raffle prize drawings. Thanks Chelsea for coming to Townsend.

 40th Annual Red Arrow Fish A Ree Scheduled for Saturday February 7th and Sunday February 8th

2015 Fish A Ree Poster

Link to Fish A Ree Newspaper ad

Come by Snowmobile, Car, Truck or Van but do come to the Fish  A Ree. DJ Music, Raffles, lots of food and liquid refreshments along with a two day fishing tournament. This is the highlight of the winter season in the Townsend area.

Part of the happy crowd at the 40th Anniversary Fish A Ree held at the Townsend Town Hall

Part of the happy crowd at the 40th Anniversary Fish A Ree

Townsend Fire Department 29th Annual Townsend Fireman’s Wives Sweetheart Dance
Saturday February 14th  1:00 to 6:00PM
Music by Jess Hav’n Phun from 1:00 to 5:00PM
Spin Wheel Raffles, Food, Refreshments, Dancing and Fun.
Come Support our local Fire Fighters


  • Great 9 minute video with some high mountain powder riding

The Utah Avalanche Center, with funding from the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, ACSA, the Western Chapter and other organizations, just released an exciting 9-minute, avalanche safety video for snowmobilers.  This video can be downloaded, 

https://vimeo.com/113677686  Click on link to left and Check this out for some great video of high mountain riding!!!

This will also be available in hard copy.  The video features action footage from the Boondockers extreme snowmobiling videos.  It features reenactments of an avalanche accident as well as avalanche education scenes.

Click link below 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!!



Oconto County ATV/UTV and Snowmobile Maps available now

Current Oconto County Snowmobile maps are available now by sending $3.00 ($2.00 is for postage and handling) and mailing information to  to Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club, P. O. Box 248, Townsend, Wi 54175 or by stopping by area businesses in the Townsend area.

 Nicolet State Recreation Trail is huge Asset to our area!!

750_2011_07_19_Nicolet_Trail_descriptionSometimes we take this great resource for granted. Word is that soon we will be able to ride directly to Michigan across the Brule River. Right now you take a detour over the bridge at Pantoga and then back to Iron River and hit Michigan Snowmobile Trail 2. A very scenic tour. Don’t forget that you have to buy a Michigan Trail Pass to ride legally in the UP!! 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