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 This site was updated Thur. May 5th, 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 

 

Check out our new sign!!!!!!

 

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The Oconto County ATV/UTV Trails Are Open!

Drive SAFE!!!

ATV

Big Weekend for Red Arrow Members Saturday May 7th & Sunday the 8th

 Red Arrow ATV Safety Instructors will be conducting an ATV Safety Training Class on May 7th and May 8th. The location will be the Townsend Town Hall. On Saturday May 7th the class will meet from noon until 3:30PM and on Sunday the 8th it will be from 10:00AM until 2:00PM. Students must attend both sessions to graduate and receive a riding certificate. Anyone born on or after January 1st, 1988 must take this class before riding legally anywhere in Wisconsin. The class is geared to those 11 and 12 years old but anyone including adults can take the class. Those under 12 will not be legal to ride until their 12th birthday.

No riding gear or machines are required. This is a classroom setting focusing on rules, regulations and safe operation of machines. Parents or guardians are expected to show students how to drive their machine in a responsible manner. The DNR Fee of $10.00 will be waived for all Red Arrow and Hidden Bear Trail members, their children or grandchildren. This is a very popular class so the 30 student limit will be reached quickly. This is an advance notice to Red Arrow members before the news gets out to the general public. Please register right away by filling out the attached pre-registration form and sending it back to Carl Christensen c/o Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club, P.O. Box 248, Townsend, Wi 54175  Carl can also be reached at 920-655-3098 or free_bird_1953@yahoo.com for questions about the class.

Red Arrow Annual Meeting will be held at 9AM on Saturday Morning May 7th at the Townsend Town Hall. Red Arrow holds our annual meeting on Saturday so that out of town members can attend. We invite everyone to come as this is when we will be electing half our leadership positions for the upcoming year.   A slate of candidates will be brought forward by our nominating committee for consideration by the general membership. Full details about the annual meeting and other upcoming events will be sent out soon in our April Newsletter.

Red Arrow 1st Club Ride of the ATV/UTV season  All members are invited to join Club President Gary Wagner on the first club ride of the season. The ride will start out from the Townsend Town Hall about noon on Saturday May 7th. Gary will be taking riders on about a 3 hour ride. For those with students in the ATV Class this would be a great time to see some area trails while the kids or grandkids are learning about ATV Safety. Come join the fun!

 

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR ATV SAFETY COURSE
Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club
P.O. Box 248, Townsend, Wi 54175
48 years of Service to Northern Oconto County 1968-2016

Course Dates: Saturday afternoon May 7th (noon-3:30PM) and Sunday May 8th (10:00AM-3:30PM)

Carl Christensen. Lead Instructor
E-Mail   free_bird_1953@yahoo.com     Cell (920) 655-3098                     
                                                                                  

Red Arrow ATV Safety Instructors will be conducting an ATV Safety Training Class on May 7th and May 8th. The location will be the Townsend Town Hall. On Saturday May 7th the class will meet from noon until 3:30PM and on Sunday the 8th it will be from 10:00AM until 2:00PM. Students must attend both sessions to graduate and receive a riding certificate. Anyone born on or after January 1st, 1988 must take this class before riding legally anywhere in Wisconsin. The class is geared to those 11 and 12 years old but anyone including adults can take the class. Those under 12 will not be legal to ride until their 12th birthday.

 No riding gear or machines are required. This is a classroom setting focusing on rules, regulations and safe operation of machines. Parents or guardians are expected to show students how to drive their machine in a responsible manner. The DNR Fee of $10.00 will be waived for all Red Arrow and Hidden Bear Trail members, their children or grandchildren. This is a very popular class so the 30 student limit will be reached quickly. This is an advance notice to Red Arrow members before the news gets out to the general public. Please register right away by filling out the attached pre-registration form and sending it back to Carl Christensen c/o Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club, P.O. Box 248, Townsend, Wi 54175  Carl can also be reached at 920-655-3098 or free_bird_1953@yahoo.com for questions about the class.

2016 03 23 ATV Safety Course Pre-Registration form   Print and fill out this form to register for the class

 

      

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 Recent 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.
   

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