Fish big, win big on the ice

Things are about to heat up on Oneida County’s beautiful frozen lakes. When bragging rights and a full catch isn’t enough, make things a little more interesting and head to an Oneida County fishing tournament, where a good day on the lake might just fill the pockets of your parka with cash.

Here are a few places to try your luck this winter.

  • Feb. 4 – UPS/United Way Ice Fishing Jamboree. Stacks Bay on Lake Minocqua in Minocqua.
  • Feb. 11-12 – Lion’s Club Fisheree and Winter Festival. Boom Lake in Rhinelander.
  • Feb. 25 – Somo Game Club Ice Fishing Jamboree. Somo Lake in Tomahawk.

These events feature fishing contests and raffles that offer great prizes and they are a lot of fun. They just a taste of Oneida County’s winter events – they take place every weekend, on and off the lake. Find more winter festivals and events here. Discover more about ice fishing in Oneida County on our website and check out fishing reports here.

Snowmobile season! Five reasons to ride Oneida County

Oneida County is second to none for winter fun and that’s especially true when it comes to snowmobiling.If you’ve been on these trails before you know what a special place Oneida County is to ride. If you’re new to Oneida County’s trails, you’re in for a treat. The season passes quickly- be sure to plan your trip today. Here are five reasons why you should plan a snowmobile trip to Oneida County this winter.

Expansive trails

In Oneida County, the snowmobile trails are nearly endless. They stretch more than 1,000 miles connecting all of Oneida County’s beautiful communities. The trails connect with trails in neighboring counties and you can always find new routes to explore.

Great lodging

Oneida County offers a wide range of trailside lodging options for snowmobiliers, including hotels, motels, cabins and resorts. You’ll find plenty of parking for your trailer and warm, comfortable accommodations that will help you relax, recharge and be ready for more fun on the trails.

Tasty restaurants

It’s easy to work up a little hunger on the trails and Oneida County has plenty of tempting reasons to park the sled. Trail side restaurants and taverns serve snowmobiliers delicious burgers, cheese curds, fish frys and more.

Well groomed

Oneida County snowmobile clubs work tirelessly to ensure the trails are open and ready for fun. They have a small army of volunteers who work day and night to keep the trails in good condition. Be sure to thank these great individuals and be sure to support their fundraising events and activities. See a list of Oneida’s snowmobile clubs here.

Outdoor beauty

The big reason to ride Oneida County’s snowmobile trails is the spectacular scenery you’ll encounter. Oneida County is home to some of Wisconsin’s most pristine wilderness areas. It’s like riding through a different world – you’ll ride through towering stands of snow-covered pine, past beautiful windswept frozen lakes and through winding woodland paths. It’s all yours to explore.

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