Wisconsinites were among the first to pioneer early snowmobiling, patenting bicycles with runners and steam-powered sleds.  Some of the first snowmobile races were held near Three Lakes, Wisconsin in 1926!  Chequamegon Bay is a winter wonderland with pristine blankets of fresh snow and a wide range of activities for everyone of all ages and skill levels. 

Snowmobiling in Northern Wisconsin is a great way to explore the hidden beauty of the Chequamegon Bay area.  Riders can enjoy the fresh air and stunning scenery as they ride through frozen barrens, across local lakes, and up steep hills.  With over 600 miles of well-maintained trails and over 1,000 miles of forest roads, there are plenty of routes to explore, from beginner-level trails to more challenging ones.

The Tri-County Corridor offers unparalleled access to the area’s many routes and is maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers each year.

For a map of the 2022-2023 Bayfield County snowmobile routes, click here or visit the Washburn Area Chamber to request one.  Physical maps can also be picked up at the Chamber for free:

  • Washburn Area Chamber
    100 W Bayfield Street
    Washburn, WI


Non-Resident passes for snowmobiles registered out-of-state are required for all trail and road systems in Wisconsin.  Passes are $35 for a year or $20 for 5 days and can be purchased at the following locations:

137 W Bayfield Street

Washburn, WI 54806

The Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce encourages responsible, safe, and respectful use of snowmobiles on our trail systems and supports initiatives that promote their use in a regulated and sustainable manner. We believe that snowmobiles are an important part of our local economy and look forward to working with our community to support their continued use and enjoyment.


Keep up to date on Wisconsin’s ATV/UTV laws and regulations:

Call the DNR toll-free at +1 (888) 936-7463, open 7 a.m – 10 p.m. seven days a week.

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