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Welcome to our  Red Arrow website

 This site was updated Tuesday February 2nd
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 

Check out the Riders Report Tab above. There are fresh reports
posted by club members out riding area trails!

2016 01 15 Tucker on Trail east of Townsend

This is a photo of our new Tucker out on the trail to the Ski Hill east of Townsend. Photo taken January 15th, 2016

Click here to go to YouTube and see our Tucker in action out in the same area east of Townsend



41st Annual Red Arrow Fish A Ree was this Past weekend!!!!

Thank you to all that participated to make this a successful fund raiser

Win 38 great prizes by buying these tickets. First prize is a GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition with Accessory pack!

And the Winners of the 2016 Raffle are as follows!!

2016 Red Arrow Fish A Ree Winners 2/8/2016
Name Prize Donated By
1 Richard Popp Go Pro Red Arrow Club
2 John Happli Heated Steering Heat Demons
3 Dave Velie Lodging Package Potawatomi Hotel and Casino
4 Rick Opiela ATV/UTV High Hauler Antigo Yamaha
5 Eva Kirsch Snowmobile Helmet TA Motorsports
6 MJ Dinkelman ATV Helmet Fuller Sales
7 Tillon Gallan ATV Heated Grips Heat Demons
8 Mark Krigs Snowmobile Jacket Abrams Powersports
9 Doug Lee Snowmobile Jacket Abrams Powersports
10 Shane G. Olig Snowmobile Jacket TA Motorsports
11 Mitch Ciezki Snowmobile Jacket Vern’s in Antigo
12 Kevin Vick Snowmobile Jacket Vern’s in Antigo
13 Roger + Elaine VanDaalwyk Snowmobile Jacket Vern’s in Antigo
14 Tom Pitzen Winter Flight Print First Merit Bank
15 Nancy C. Miller Lodging Package Mountain Springs Motel
16 Kent Langman Lodging Package Mountain Springs Motel
17 Renee Daul 2 Nights Camping Maple Heights Campgrounds
18 Zach Blrish Seat Warming Kit Heat Demons
19 Mupsy Soft Sided Cooler + Oil Change Parson’s Chevrolet
20 Olivia Kraloketz Soft Sided Cooler + Oil Change Parson’s Chevrolet
21 Sandy Zullner Soft Sided Cooler + Oil Change Parson’s Chevrolet
22 Loni Ashbaugh $50 Gift Certificate Animal’s Bear Trap
23 Mark Carney $50 Gift Certificate Backhaus Sportsman’s Retreat
24 Don Janusink $50 Gift Certificate Backhaus Sportsman’s Retreat
25 Beverly J. Hamann $50 Gift Certificate Valley Inn
26 Mark VandenHuevel Gift Certificate/2 bottles Liquor Backwoods Pub
27 Jeremy Stecker $50 Gift Certificate Birch Hills Resort/My Bar
28 Carl Christensen $50 Gift Certificate Hilcrest Lodge
29 John Brantmeier $50 Gift Certificate Lakewood Super Valu
30 Roland Fisher $50 Gift Certificate Lakewood Super Valu
31 Albert Morrison $50 Gift Certificate Lakewood Motorsports
32 T.A. Motorsports, Inc. $50 Gift Certificate Mike’s Supermarket
33 Paul Pleshek $50 Gift Certificate to Mike’s Supermarket Red Arrow Club
34 Ron Winegarder $50 Gift Certificate 9 Mile Resort
35 Pat Laack $50 Gift Certificate Old Town Hall Townsend
36 Lanny Pries $50 Gift Certificate Sunset Resort
37 Donald Ashbaugh $50 Gift Certificate Sunset Resort
38 Bill Dersnah $50 Gift Certificate TNT Rusted Nail

Results of the 41st Annual Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club Fishing Contest


1st place          Remington and Jackson,       3 pounds 11 ounces



1st place          Bill Bronold                           7 pounds

2nd place         Mike Gould                            6 pounds 10 ounces

3rd place          Erin Koszalinski                      5 pounds 15 ounces


1st place          Mike Gould                             5 pounds 2 ounces

2nd place         Henry Nitecki                          4 pounds 12 ounces

3rd place          Mike Gould                             4 pounds 11 ounces

Pan Fish:      

1st place          Remington and Jackson         2 pounds 9 ounces

2nd place         Chad Pautz                             2 pounds 6 ounces

3rd place          Chad Pautz                             2 pounds 5 ounces


         Special Drawing for all participants Travis Haras winner of $50 gift card

                               64 total fish brought in and 27 people registered



Our February Membership Meeting

Is on Wednesday February 10th at Hillcrest Supper Club in Townsend.
Meeting is at 7PM but come early as the bar and dining room will be open

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 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKZ7iCjYwFM 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