Patrol, enforce and monitors use on the Brown County trails. Promote the safe responsible use of Snowmobile trails. Provide trail information and assistance to trail users. Assist cooperating landowners with trespass complaints. Provide emergency rescue assistance to area law enforcement agencies.
Most Snowmobile trails in Brown are located on private lands 90% . Club members volunteer time to develop and maintain these trails for everyone's use. The Brown County Snow Patrol was formed to assist local law enforcement agencies, snowmobilers and landowners with trail enforcement laws.
Reporting snowmobile violations to the DNR, BC Sheriff's Office or a Patrol Member. Obey trail closures, ride responsibly and respect private property. Join a snowmobile club in your area and volunteer to help maintain the trail system.
Join you local Snowmobile Club! Keeping Landowners Happy Stay off the trail until they are open. Only travel on marked trails. DON’T’S CUT CORNERS. Remember, if you leave the marked trail, YOU ARE TRESPASSING! STOP at ALL STOP SIGNS! Do not litter. Respect the land of the landowners.
Attend a snowmobile safety class and encourage others to do the same.
Wisconsin state law requires anyone born after January 1, 1985 to obtain a snowmobile safety certificate to operate a snowmobile. DRN certified snowmobile safety Classes are offered by Brown County clubs and are typically held in the fall of the year. All are Volunteer Club Members DNR certified instructors. The objective is to prevent snowmobile accidents and improve the quality of snowmobiling, by teaching respect and safe operation of a snowmobile. Check the Club web page for upcoming Classes or Wisconsin DNR web site
Trail are often closed because of lack of snow, flooding or other similar conditions. Riding on
closed trails is not only unsafe and damaging to equipment, but can also severely damage
agricultural crops growing under the trail that belong to the cooperating landowner. The fine
for riding on a closed trail or to close to a highway is up to $570.00 plus possible lose of
Why Ride on the Groomed Portion of the Trail Agreements with property owners DO NOT allow riding off the marked trail or in adjacent fields. Riding off the marked trail and short cutting corners is trespassing and violators will be prosecuted. Trespassing fines can be up to $570.00 plus possible lose of snowmobile.
Stay on your Side of the Trail and Speed Kills
Trail conditions can vary greatly as trails change from wooded terrain to open agricultural lands. Stay on the right side of the trail can save your life from a head on collation. Don’t overdrive your head lights, give the person ahead of you plenty of distance, and slow down when visibility is poor. Unreasonable speed or careless operation fines can be up to $570.00 plus possible lose of snowmobile.
Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is not only dangerous for you and other you meet on the trail. It’s against the law. Fines for operating while intoxicated range from $400 to $2,000 with one year in jail time and possible lose of snowmobile.
The Clubs of Brown County maintain the snowmobile trails in the county. Please stay on marked trails because 90% of the Trails in Brown County are on PRIVATE PROPERTY.
NO ATV’s or similar wheeled vehicles are prohibited from riding on the trails at anytimes in Brown County. Riding on a snowmobile trail with an all terrain vehicle can lead to fines up to $570.00 plus lose of vehicle.
To report violations and trespassing complaints, contact: Brown County Sheriff’s Department at: (920) 448-4229 or emergencies call: 911. Snowmobile accident, registrations, safety classes and violations, contact the Wisconsin DNR at: (920) 492-5801