Dane County Announces Some Snowmobile Trails Now Open

December 09, 2005
Darren Marsh, 246-3896
Land & Water Resources

The Dane County Council of Snowmobile Clubs and Dane County Parks have opened the snowmobile trails in North Western Dane County. This area is bordered on the south by State Highways 18/151 (Including the Military Ridge State Trail) and on the east by State Highway 51. All other County trails are closed. Paul Statz, Council President, encourages snowmobilers to use caution, since this is the first time the trails have been open this season and there are some changes in the trails. Snowmobilers must respect the properties where they ride, added Statz. The snowmobile trail system is almost entirely on private lands. Without the cooperation and generosity of the private landowners, Dane County and the State trail system would not exist. Darren Marsh, Park Director, asks snowmobilers to stay on marked trails and to make sure the trails are open before riding. Marsh noted “the Dane County Sheriff’s Department would be out patrolling the trails this weekend." The snowmobile trails in North Western Dane County will remain open unless snow conditions deteriorate. If additional trail sections can be opened the information will be provided on the County Parks Information Line at (608) 242-4576. All County cross-country ski trails have been groomed for this week, with additional grooming continuing. The Indian Lake Park ski area will be staffed this weekend. A trail pass is required for all designated ski trails and can be obtained at the park trailhead. For the latest trail conditions please contact the County Parks Information Line at (608) 242-4576. Park locations are available on the County Website at http://www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks/ ###