Here’s info on the state snowmobile trails

North Dakota Parks and Recreation department administers the state snowmobile safety and trail programs. For more than 20 years, they have contracted with Snowmobile North Dakota to manage the state snowmobile trail program including maintaining trail (grooming, grubbing, and signing), obtaining land leases, establishing safe trail corridors and promoting safety education and trail enforcement. The state snowmobile trail system is open from Dec. 1 to April 1each season.

Q: How many miles of state snowmobile trail exist?

A: There are more than 2,800 miles of snowmobile trail in the state. Contact Snowmobile North Dakota for a state snowmobile trail map

Q: Which counties are the state snowmobile trails located in?

A: Trails exist in these 27 counties: Barnes, Benson, Bottineau, Burleigh, Cass, Cavalier, Dickey, Emmons, Grand Forks, Griggs, LaMoure, McHenry, Nelson, Pembina, Pierce, Ramsey, Ransom, Renville, Richland, Rolette, Sargent,Steele, Stutsman, Towner, Traill, Walsh, and Ward.

Q: Who maintains the state snowmobile trails?

A: Fourteen trail associations, including more than 500 volunteers, maintain and manage these local trails.

Q: Who do we contact during the highway snow removal process, if large amounts of snow have been placed on the state snowmobile trail?

A: The trail associations each have a trail coordinator who is the main contact for the trail system. Contact the trail coordinator in your area. For a list of trail coordinators, refer to the attached list.

Q: Who can we contact regarding additional information on the state snowmobile program?

North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department or Snowmobile North Dakota. Snowmobile North Dakota can be reached at 701-328-5377, or

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