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  • ATV’s are NOT allowed on TPSC located on Langlade County snowmobile trails until 10 days after the snowmobile trails have opened, and when the temperature is LESS than 28° F.   ATV's NOT ALLOWED IN FOREST COUNTY.
  • Be aware of where you are riding your ATV's not all snowmobile trails allows passage of ATV's.  NO UTV's allowed on the snomobile trail system.
  • Also, the Parrish Highlands and Augustyn  Springs ATV trails are closed to ATV's from Dec. 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018.
    Citations will be issued to anyone riding on closed trails

 

 
                               Website Last Updated On Mon. March 19, 2018



03/19/18:

NOTICE


SNOWMOBILERS AND ATV’ERS


All Langlade County snowmobile trails will be officially closed for the season effective 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

The Langlade County Snowmobile Ordinance prohibits snowmobilers and all-terrain vehicles from operating on the above trails. Anyone operating on the above trails will be cited.

Also, the Langlade County ATV trail system will remain closed until further notice.

Langlade County

Forestry and Recreation Department



03/18/18: Yesterday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pickerel was well attended by spectators and participant alike.
We had our Gun Raffle Drawing and the winners are:
1.James Spaulding,
2.Dave Schmitzer,
3.Sandy Greening,
4.Dawn & Ed Roxster,
5.Crystal Cooper,
6.Justin Mahloch,
7.Tom Brown,
8.Romie Goss,
9.Greg Lopas &
10.Eric Foemming.
Winners of the $25.00 Gift Certificates to TPSC Pitstops (#11 to 20) are:
Eric Swenson, Mueller's Pine Grove Resort, Todd Bruyette, Stella Panko, Dan Zibble, Mike Ladwig,
Randy Mueller, Joe Schmidt, AJ Johnson & Barb & Chris

Congratulations to all the winners!
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets.

03/14/18:
Trail Closures: ALL FOREST COUNTY TRAILS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.

Section "B" of THE LANGLADE COUNTY TRAILS WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY MARCH 16, 2018 AT 8AM

Section "A" remains open at this time. Expect Spring riding conditions with some rough areas and occasional bare spots
throughout the system.
it is currently 42* low tonight is 18.
Thursday, partly cloudy, high 28, low 8
Friday, sunny, high 38, low 13
Saturday, sunny, high 43, low 22
Sunday, sunny, high 46, low 19

Saturday looks like a nice day to celebrate St. Patrick's Day & watch the parade! 
Parade starts at noon!
There's still time for you to purchase your TPSC Gun Raffle Tickets 
Drawing will be held this Sat. March 17, 2018
at Country Inn (Hwy's DD & 55) in Pickerel
at 3:00PM following the parade.
Thank you to those who purchased tickets and Good Luck!


03/09/18:
The Gas Station at Hwy's 55 and Forest Rd. (next to MSM) is now OPEN!!!
It is now named Spencer's Country Store.(fka Schaefer's Country Stor)
Their hours are 6AM to 8PM
7 Days a week!
Welcome Spencer Family and Good Luck in your new endeavor!!


03/06/18 @ 19:45:
The snow didn't start when they say it was going to BUT, we did get about 5" of wetter snow today!
Grooming resumed late today and as I write this post another trail is getting done and another
trail is getting done later tonight!
Wednesday more trails will be groomed for your enjoyment!
Please use caution as the trails may be icy.

The temps looks like they are going to cooperate for the next 3 days or so!
Cloud cover should help us out Wed. & Thurs., highs 23 to 29, with lows in the teens.
Friday partly cloudy, high 30, low 8
Saturday partly cloudy, high 35, low 23
Sunday, chance of snow, high 37, low 20

Don't forget to purchase your TPSC Gun Raffle Tickets at our Pitstops!
Drawing will be held on Sat. March 17, 2018 at 3PM at Country Inn, after the St. Patrick's Day Parade
Need not be present to win.
Good Luck and THANK YOU for supporting TPSC! 


03/03/18: The TPSC trails are OPEN but,
as of today, Saturday March 3, 2018
all TPSC Trails has been suspended from grooming until we get more snow.

02/28/18:
Undoubtedly the last couple of days have been warm and the trails were holding their own pretty well until yesterday when it was near 50*
and it never got below freezing last night.
 
Today's sun and 46* is beginning to show quite a bit of snow loss where the sun hits the trails and at road crossings.
Tonight's low is forecasted to be around 21*
Thursday looks to be cloudy, high of 35, low 16
Friday, sunny, high of 38, low of 19
Saturday, partly cloudy, high 39, low 23
Sunday, partly cloudy, high 43, low 30

Wish I had some better news...




02/25/18:
Last night's overnight snow gave us about 4" of white gold!
As usual our 3 groomers were out last night and into the early Sunday morning hours 
smoothing and filing in wherever they could.
It is currently 21*,  cloudy, with winds out of the west at 19 mph. 
Enjoy the trails while you can as this next weeks forecast will be above freezing for the highs...





02/20/18:
Just a quick update on the weather: 
Not much snow overnight, maybe 2/10" in all.
Had more of light freezing rain...roads are bad,
Be safe out there.


02/19/18:
We didn't receive much snow (<1") over the weekend but, it is snowing now! It varies from a fine light snow then
turns more heavy then back to light.
Hopefully it will keep up through early tomorrow morning as predicted!  Keep your fingers crossed!
They aren't saying how much to expect because temps are all over the board and the snow may be mixed with
some light rain.
Currently it is 22* with anywhere from 30% to 60% chance of snow through 8 AM tomorrow morning.
Tuesday, chances of snow, high of 32 low of 8
Wednesday, partly sunny, high 23, low 3
Thursday, cloudy, high 27, low 21
Friday partly sunny, high 33, low14
Trails are flat but expect icy conditions especially in the corners. Also some areas may be thin on snow.
Some main trails have some snirt at road crossings. 

If you haven't already purchased your TPSC Gun Raffle Tickets there is still time.
Tickets are available at our Pitstops.
Drawing is Saturday March 17, 2018 @ 3pm (after the St. Patrick's Day Parade) at Country Inn - Hwy's 55 & DD
Thank you for your support & Good Luck!
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A HUGE THANK YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL CHILI RIDE!
The Board of Directors and Officers would like to take this opportunity to THANK everyone who attended, donated to and helped at the Chili Ride In yesterday!  It was a nice turn out and a lot of fun!  THANK YOU again!

 Thank you for your support!



(09/27/17) TRAIL PASS ALERT!!
If you received a NON-Resident WI Trail Pass, please call the State of WI at 888-936-7463. They will provide you with the required information for returning them and getting the proper stickers. Thank you! Link to AWSC:
https://www.awsc.org/

(09/15/17) Schaefer's Country Store (gas & convenience store) located on Hwy 55 (across from Hill's Still Supper Club) unexpectantly & without notice CLOSED their doors this past
Monday September 11, 2017.
PLEASE plan your gas needs accordingly...  I will update IF the situation changes.

(09/15/17) The Event's page is updated with new dates for the 2017-18 snowmobile season as well as the 2018  Gun Raffle info!  Plan your weekends now for the fun & purchase your gun raffle tickets.


                                                     
         
             
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                                               Effective July 2015: Wisconsin Trail Pass

                                         To purchase your Trail Pass(es) go to www.awsc.org

                    (12/11/17) The fine for not having a current Trail Pass displayed on your sled is $295.00        per sled, (this is a increase of $45.00 from previous years)
 
                                                                            03/26/14:   LEGISLATIVE NEWS:

CAP/STEP Signed Into Law

On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 Governor Walker added his signature to Assembly Bill 407. The CAP/STEP initiative is now officially 2013 Wisconsin Act 142. This new law will go into effect on July 1, 2015.  

Governor Signs CAP/STEP Into Law

 

Governor Walker signs Assembly Bill 407 into law on March 19, 2014,
creating 2013 Wisconsin Act 142.  He is joined by (left to right) Rep. Bob
Swearingen, Rep. Mary Williams, Emily Loe (aide to Rep. Czaja), Rep.Mary
Czaja, Sen. Richard Gudex, Dan Perchinsky (aide to Rep. Swearingen)
and Tim Lakin (Chief of Staff to Sen. Gudex).



 

   What You Need to Know About the New WI Trail Pass – WI Act 142
         (CAP – Club Assistance Program)

1.  When does this new law go into effect? 
July, 2015.  Act 142 requires each snowmobile operating on trails to display a WI Trail Pass to be purchased annually. This is separate from the WI snowmobile registration.
 
2.  What is the cost of the trail pass?
Once Act 142 is implemented, if your membership dues with one of the nearly 600 AWSC snowmobile clubs statewide are up to date and the club has paid your AWSC dues, the cost of the Trail Pass will be $10.  If you are purchasing the new Trail Pass and are NOT an AWSC and snowmobile club member the cost will be $30 per snowmobile.
 
3. Do I have to join a club?
 No – It will be your choice to join one of the nearly 600 AWSC snowmobile clubs statewide.  Please remember that without the clubs and volunteers there would be NO TRAILS!  It is the club volunteers that provide and maintain the WI Snowmobile Trail System.
 
4.  Where do the funds from the trail pass go?
The revenue generated from the sale of snowmobile registrations and Trail Passes will go into the state snowmobile program’s segregated fund.
 
5. How do I obtain my trail pass?
Those details and processes have yet to be determined by the State along with the AWSC.
 
6. Do I still have to register my snowmobile with the State of WI? 
Yes, however the registration fee structure will change to a $30/3 year registration.  Currently it is $30/2 years. 
 
7.  Is the Out of State (Non-Resident) trail pass going to increase in cost?
 Yes, it will increase to $50 from $35 (current).
 
8. My snowmobile is 30 years (or older).  Do I still need a trail pass?
The new law provides a free annual (yearly) trail pass sticker to be displayed on sleds 30 years and older.
 


(Posted 12/12/14) Additional information from the AWSC regardingTrail Pass Roster:
Please note that the AWSC will no longer continue to list the "significant other" on the roster when the couple is not married.  The "significant other" is not a dues paying member of the AWSC and therefore is not eligible for the upcoming discounted WI Trail Pass.
   To be eligible for the discounted trail pass and the insurance benefit they must become a dues   paying member of the AWSC

                                                  

            

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                                     IMPORTANT TRAIL INFO YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Caution:

                                 The Winter aeration (large area of open water) on Pickerel Lake is located

                                                  on the north side of the lake just east of the narrows.                 
                           Please be advised that ice conditions can change rapidly and beware of ice heaves.

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(Posted 01/21/14): NOTICE: THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH SLEDS GOING OVER THE 10MPH SPEED LIMIT ON LOST LAKE ROAD (NEAR HWY 55) WHERE THERE ARE SOME RESIDENCES, ESPECIALLY WHERE THE TRAIL CROSSES OVER DRIVEWAYS.  THIS TRAIL HAS HAD "SLOW" AND SPEED LIMIT SIGNS POSTED FOR MANY YEARS AND THERE WERE TWO MORE 10 MPH ADDED THIS AFTERNOON (ONE IN EACH DIRECTION) ALSO, I AM TOLD BOTH THE DNR AND LANGLADE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THIS PROBLEM AND IT WILL BE MONITORED BY BOTH AGENCIES.  PLEASE FOLLOW THE 10 MPH SPEED LIMIT SIGNS OR THIS TRAIL WILL BE CLOSED.  LOST LAKE ROAD IS A MAJOR TRAIL GETTING TO/FROM POST LAKE AREA AS WELL AS GETTING TO AND FROM PICKEREL LAKE.



(Posted 10/11/12) Pickerel Creek Rd. Issue: After many meetings with the Town Of Ainsworth Officials and your Club Officers and Board Members the passage of using Pickerel Creek Rd. has been granted with NEW STIPULATIONS:
                                                                              1. There is a 25 MPH SPEED LIMIT
                                                                    2. Snowmobiles are to be in SINGLE FILE ONLY
   3. ALL Northbound will use the east side of the road and ALL Southbound traffic will use the west side of the road.                                                         (Just as if you were driving a car or truck.)
                                                                     4. Pickerel Creek Rd. will not be groomed.
There is also a slight trail change through the woods getting on/off Pickerel Creek Rd. near Hwy T so you won't have to be on the road the entire time.

PLEASE RESPECT THESE STIPULATIONS OR THIS PASSAGEWAY WILL BE CLOSED.


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