Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department reports the opening of all four snowmobile sections in Kewaunee County effective at 7 a.m. Monday (Feb. 11). 

Trails are reported to be in fair condition.  In addition, the Black Ash Swamp north of Algoma remains closed. The department urged riders to use caution, as groomers may be on trails and there may be icy patches on trails and thin ice on waterways and swamps.

Trail conditions also may be less than ideal in certain areas.  Plowed and open fields may lack snow cover, and riders are urged to watch out for water, slush, icy patches and drifting snow along the trails. Snowmobilers are also encouraged to stay on the marked trails and respect adjoining property owners.  “Hundreds of gracious landowners are responsible for the county’s state-funded and club trails.  Please respect their property and their privacy,” the announcement said. 

The Department of Natural Resources reminds all snowmobilers of Wisconsin law changes regarding trail passes – including one that requires snowmobilers with valid Wisconsin public use registration to buy an annual Wisconsin snowmobile trail pass.

After a snowfall that dropped about 6 inches on the county Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a 24-hour Winter Storm Watch for Northeast Wisconsin starting at midnight Monday night, as well as a Winter Storm Warning from 3 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 12) to 3 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 13) for Door, southern Oconto and southern Marinette counties for 6-9 inches of new snow and perhaps some freezing drizzle Monday evening.