The County Trails are administered by the Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department through State DNR funding derived from a gas tax formula and snowmobile registration fees. The County applies for and administers the annual DNR snowmobile trail grants, oversees trail improvements, handles the opening and closing of the trail system and works with local snowmobile clubs to follow State regulations and guidelines to ensure safe and well maintained trails. The local snowmobile clubs handle the trail set up, maintenance, signage and grooming.
The Club Trails are mostly local connector trails to area businesses and communities. The club trails are administered and maintained by the local clubs through donations and their own funding sources. These trails are generally available for public use unless otherwise posted but are considered part of the entire County Snowmobile Trail opening and closing system.
The Snowmobile Trails can be opened from December 1 – March 31, if, all trails are cleared, marked and signed and the trails receive sufficient snow cover (generally a minimum of 4"-6"). Potential damage to underlying lands is a major factor in opening/closing decisions. The 1st opening of the Snowmobile Trail is usually postponed until after the antlerless deer hunt in mid-December to accommodate landowners hunting interests on lands where the trails cross.