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Trail Report: Monday, December 31, 2018

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This picture says it all...great snow and great trails!  The Park Rapids area has lots of snow!  After receiving another couple of inches of snow last night, we have snow accumulation totals of 16 inches or more!
Groomers have been out packing and grooming the trails.  Ditch trails along County Rd 4 and Highway 71 have not been groomed yet.  Reports from snowmobilers are the trails are great!

Some map info to pass along to you:
 #5 - Osage Bait & Tackle (NO FUEL) - should be up and running next weekend...will follow-up
~  #45 - George's Barn - closed for the season
~ #12 - Lobo' Bar & Grill - closed for rebuilding after fire
 #17 - Vacationaire Resort (Clancy's On Island Lake) - hotel has reopened for lodging
New Sponsor-a-Trail participant - Knob & Kettle Restaurant and Lounge (formerly Lake Alice)
located at Intersection F26 on trail map
#10 - Itasca Junction name change to Itasca C-Store

Caution:  Please be careful when traveling on area lakes as there are plowed roads on some lakes that are hard to see.  Eagle Lake has a plowed road that crosses the marked trail twice.  Take it easy until you are familiar with a lake. 

Trail Report: Thursday, December 27, 2018

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Mother Nature is giving the Park Rapids area a late Christmas present! Currently, we have 9+ inches of snow and it is still snowing! Forecasters are saying another 6 inches before the weather system moves out of the area.

Groomers will be out getting the trails ready for a fabulous snowmobiling experience! Ice conditions on the lakes are great with depths of 13 inches or more! Remember to stay on the trails!

Come to the wonderful Northland and enjoy the trails!

Trail Report: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Last weekend, snowmobilers were out enjoying the 8 to 12 inches of new snow the area received on Monday, March 5!  A huge thank you to our dedicated groomers who do a great job making our trail system outstanding!

Groomers are out this week doing spot grooming in Itasca State Park, Trails #11, #18, #21, #22, the Scout Trail, and trails from Lake George to Emmaville.

PLEASE NOTE:  Trail #32 from Holiday Corner (located at the intersection of trails #31 and #32 on the Pine Forest Road) going west for about a mile has been plowed to the gravel for logging purposes.  Snowmobilers are driving on the plowed sides of the trail.  After this part of the trail, the Pine Forest Road, Coon Lake, and Spider Lake trails going to Itasca State Park are great riding.

Due to the warm weather forecasted for the coming weekend, it may be the last good sledding weekend for the season.  Get out and enjoy the fantastic scenery of the Forest Riders snowmobile trail system!

Trail Report: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Snow, snow, and more snow!  The Park Rapids-Two Inlets-Itasca State Park area has received 10-12 inches of snow since Sunday, February 18!  The groomers hit the trails yesterday and are having fun making the trails great for your riding this weekend.  We finally have great snow and the temperatures will be perfect for hitting the trails.  Please note, the Hubbard County Sheriff's office has issued a winter weather advisory from 3pm Thursday until 6am Friday.  More snow in the forecast. Travel safe...


Trail Report: Wednesday, February 7, 2018


The area received 3 inches of snow last Saturday so the groomers are out this week getting the trails ready.  It should be a good week to ride the trails and temperatures look great for the weekend!

Trail Report: Friday, February 2, 2018

Groomers did not go out this week, but riding has not changed seeing the weather has been colder.  Forest trails are still good.  The club ride for Hospice last weekend started in Two Inlets heading north to Spike's, Backwoods Bar & Grill, Laporte, and Walker and returned on the Heartland Trail.  County Highway 4 was icy and Trail #32 (Coon Lake Trail) was icy due to logging.  Beside these two areas, it was a great ride.  Ride safe!

Gas Stations:
Akeley Cenex, Becida Bar & Grill, Casey's General Store, Clancy's at Vacationaire, Elbow Lake Store, Emmaville Inn, Huntersville Outpost, Ice Cracking Lodge, Northern Convenience, Northwoods Grocery & Cafe, OBT (Osage Bait & Tackle), Pinehurst Resort, Rock Creek General Store, Shell Sport & Bait, T&M Express, Two Inlets Country Store, and Woodland Store.  Please note, gas is no longer available at Itasca Junction (closed) and Spike's.

Trail Report: Sunday, January 14, 2018

Groomers will be out on the trails again tomorrow through the week. Cold temps have maintained the initial snow received in December. During this past week, the area has received another 6+ inches of snow, and it is still snowing…woo-hoo! Riders are reporting great snowmobiling! Be safe, have fun!

Trail Report: Thursday, January 4, 2018

Groomer headed out on New Year’s Day and will be going all week.  Trails are grooming up nicely where snowmobiles have packed down the snow.  Itasca State Park trails are groomed and all Forest Riders Trails should be completed by Friday.  Happy Riding!

Trail Report: Sunday, January 8, 2017

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winter-snow-coverd-pines-logoThe snowmobiling season for 2017 is starting out great!  Since the first of December, we have received multiple days of snowfall, and it is snowing as I post this update!  The groomers have been out each week making the trails great! Cold temperatures are thickening the ice on lakes and swamps, but please be careful.

Come enjoy our fantastic trail system and support the local businesses in our area!

January 14, 2017: Forest Riders Snowmobile Charity Ride for Hospice

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Plan on meeting at Two Inlets Country Store at 10:00am and take off riding at 11:00am.  To book a room at the Shooting Star Casino, call 1-800-453-7827.

  • Rooms can be booked under the FOREST RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB block.  Room rate is $65 for a double-bed room.
  • Pledge sheet are available at Affinity Real Estate Inc. in Park Rapids or email Lou at [email protected].
  • Anyone obtaining $100 or more in donations receives a Forest Riders Snowmobile Club hat.
  • Over $200 in donations receives a hat and one-year club membership plus MNUSA membership.
  • Checks to be made out to the FOREST RIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB - put Park Rapids Hospice in memo.
  • Pizza gathering will be at 6:00pm at the Shooting Star Casino…first come, first serve!
  • Club meeting will be held after pizza at 7:30pm.

Questions? Call or email -

Sharon at 218-252-0085 or [email protected]

Lou at 218-820-5285 or [email protected]