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September 1, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Welcome to our  Red Arrow website

 This site was updated  October 20th, 2016
Please note that the Trail Report is updated more often
(usually every day or two) Click the link in the header above or
the blue link just below to access the trail reports.

-Red Arrow Trail Reports Page-

News Related to Trail Passes for this year.

Did you know that the DNR has not sent out the snowmobile registration renewal forms for this season? Without a valid registration you cannot order a trail pass. Suggest you get out to the garage and check your registration status. If expired you can go to the DNR website and print out form 9400-210 and renew by mail. The gal at the DNR said it would take 3-4 weeks to process. You can also go to the DNR Go Wild maze and try to renew online. Either way you will need your DNR Customer number and your full driver’s license and Social Security number handy.

Trail Preparation

Time to get the trails prepared for the upcoming winter of Snowmobiling.

Gary and several crews have a great start, but many more hours needed to get it where we all like it

Help need this Saturday October 22nd.

Call Gary at 920-960-6823 or email at garywagner577@gmail.com

Next Event

Snowmobile Safety Classes:



  The dates for the class are set for this years Snowmobile safety training:
Friday December 16th, from 5:30-8:30 pm.
Saturday December 17th, from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm.

The class will be held at the Townsend Town Hall. The class size will be limited to 30 students. Just a reminder that Red Arrow members, their children and grandchildren under the age of 18 will have their tuition picked up by Red Arrow.

To register and obtain further information, contact Bob Grobarchik at 715-276-6917.

  The upcoming schedule for membership meetings have been set up.  Please join us for any updated information pertaining to the Red Arrow Club.

November 9th at Backwoods Pub & Grill
December 14th at Harry and Lauries Supper Club
January 14th at the annual X-Mas Party at Waubee Lake Lodge
February 8th at Hillcrest Supper Club
March 8th at Animal’s Bear Trail

All Meeting times are at 7:00pm except the X-Mas Party

Booyah Party Fun at the Old Town Hall






First Prize Winners Lynn and Kirk Matzke

Honda Generator

Donated by Verne’s of Antigo

Lynn and Kirk Matzke First Prize Winners

Lynn and Kirk Matzke
First Prize Winners


Another successful Event

Weather and Turn out could not have been better

Check out our Parade!!!

Click here! You Tube Video of Corn Roast Parade

by Red Arrow



Red Arrow ATV/UTV Parade for Annual Corn Roast 2016






Looking for a good UTV Ride?  Try Larry’s


Hemlock Dam Trail

Good new!  Normally the trail is open on Aug. 1st.  It has not been open for two years.

Open on July 30th, 2016

Enjoy this beautiful trail ride!!!

Centennial Parade

Full length video of the Townsend Centennial Parade


Red Arrow Participation


 Great Fun !!!




The new Trail Maintainer is here check it out!!!


After 3 years of saving up money earned at special club fundraisers (Pig Roasts, dinner shows, Booyah Parties) Red Arrow took delivery on June 14th of a brand new Bonnell summer trail drag. This approximately $14,000.00 unit will do a great job of grading our ATV/UTV trails and getting the trails ready for snowmobiling in the fall.


Photos show club President Gary Wagner, Vice President Carl Christensen and director Ron Popp making adjustments before going out for the first time. Thank you to all of the folks who attended events that made this possible. Also thanks to Old Town Hall, RussTed Nail and Waubee Lake Lodge for hosting these events. For more information on Red Arrow go to www.redarrowtownsend.com

Bonnell Drag2 resized

Bonnell Drag1 resized

Bonnell Drag 3 resized

Coming Events


 September 3, 2016 10th Annual Red Arrow Corn Roast and ATV/UTV parade. Hosted by the Old Town Hall

October 1, 2016 4th Annual Old Town Hall Booyah Party. Red Arrow Meeting, Ride and Meat Raffle.

February 18th and 19th 2017.  Fish A Ree at Townsend Town Hall

March 18th, 2017 Dinner Play at Waubee Lodge, “The Age of Aviation” by Let’s be Frank Productions

Great Pictures and Fun at a Ride to The Peshtigo River

Plans are being made to assemble some trip plans and areas to visit.  Stay Tuned!!!



Link to our annual meeting for 2016: Minutes of the May 7 2016

All New online 2016 Oconto County ATV/UTV Trail map

now available here

2016 02 19 2016 ATV map front click here
2016 02 19 2016 ATV Map back click here
 This new map features our Countywide renumbering system.
You will now see signs with 3 digit locator numbers as well as GPS coordinates.
This combined with an effort to mark all road crossing in the county will make
it much easier for emergency services to find you. Remember..watch the signs and
know were you are. It could save your or a buddies life!
Hard copy maps will be available April 1st at locations across the county or
by sending $3.00 including postage and handling to Oconto County Tourism,
P. O. Box 43    Oconto, Wi.  54153-0043

Click here for a video of our  41st Annual Red Arrow Fish A Ree

Click here for a recap, video and photos of our Bonfire in the Woods
(posted January 18th, 2016)

Click here for a recap and photos of our Annual Christmas Party
(posted January 6th 2015) click

 Click here to go to the online version of our
brand new Oconto County Snowmobile Map.

 This new map features our Countywide renumbering system.
You will now see signs with 3 digit locator numbers as well as GPS coordinates.
This combined with an effort to mark all road crossing in the county will make
it much easier for emergency services to find you. Remember..watch the signs and
know were you are. It could save your or a buddies life!

Business Booster Page  Link here

Click link below to check out the You Tube Video
about Red Arrow….past and present.


Thanks so very much
to club member Matt Goodman for putting this together.
Townsend is truly 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!!

2015 10 24 Tourism text for trail updatesGet text updates on Snowmobile and ATV/UTV Trails
direct from Oconto County Tourism by texting 36000 and entering the
message Tourism. There is no charge for this service provided
by Oconto County and the Snowmobile and ATV Clubs
in the county who maintain over 475 miles of Snowmobile
trails and approximately 450 miles of ATV/UTV trails and routes.



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

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


  Nicolet State Recreation Trail (NSRT) is huge Asset to our area!!

750_2011_07_19_Nicolet_Trail_descriptionSometimes we take this great resource for granted. The Nicolet Trail goes south to Green Valley and straight north across a new bridge spanning the Brule River. In Michigan you intersect with Trail 2 and it is only a couple of miles from Iron River. It is about 60 miles from Townsend to Iron River and makes for an easy day trip or gateway to Michigan riding. 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 obtained from the new Wisconsin Blue Book published recently. Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club Inc. was founded 48 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. Most of those same snowmobile trails are in place today and are maintained regularly by Red Arrow. These trails were more recently connected by utilizing the old railroad grade (now Nicolet State Recreation Trail) that runs south to north thru Oconto County and provides winter snowmobile and spring-summer-fall ATV/UTV access to connecting trails in Langlade, Forest and Marinette Counties. In the Winter you can ride almost anywhere in Wisconsin on a snowmobile from Townsend. With the help of the Wisconsin ATV Association, the DNR, Forest Service, county/town governments and ATV/UTV clubs the northern part of Wisconsin is getting similar connections for ATV & UTV riders.

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 other area clubs and 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