West-Central Wisconsin

WILLOW RIVER STATE PARK - Ski Trails are open and are designated for skiing only. Please no pets on ski trails. For current ski trail conditions go to: http://skinnyski.com/trails/traildetail.asp?Id=133.
There are approximately 5 miles of hiking/snow-shoeing trails also available in the winter. The hiking/snow-shoeing trails are also open for pets on leash.
Wildlife has been abundant. Pheasants, deer and waterfowl can be seen throughout the park. There are many swans and other waterfowl that winter in the open waters of the Willow River, too said Aaron Mason, property supervisor.

KINNICKINNIC STATE PARK - Winter has finally arrived. Most open areas have approximately 13 inches of fresh snow and more is expected in the upcoming week.
Animal activity is minimal, but the days are getting longer and the sun's angle is increasing. Get out and enjoy your favorite winter activities.
The park's ski trails have a solid base of snow and are tracked for classic cross-country skiing. Multi-use trails have been packed and are open to all means of foot travel. Hiking, snowshoeing and pets are not allowed on trails where cross-country ski track has been set.
Mountain bikes and/or fat tire bikes are not allowed on park trails.
The Kinnickinnic has significant shelf ice and running at normal levels, according to Eric Klumb, ranger.

PERROT STATE PARK - The park received 12 inches of new snow this week. All cross-country ski trails have been initially packed with the snowmobile. With the fluffy snow, it will take more passes with the snowmobile before we can groom and set track, said Lois Larson, park manager.

WILDCAT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK - Cross-country ski trails were groomed for skate and classic cross-country skiing on Feb. 13. There is a 5-10 inch base, according to Jayne Collins, ranger.

BRUNET ISLAND STATE PARK - Cross-country ski trails were groomed and track was set on Feb. 13, late afternoon. Track is set up nice and trails are in good condition, according to Zachary Thon, ranger.

LAKE WISSOTA STATE PARK - Cross-country ski trails were being packed on Feb. 13, and possibly partially groomed. They will be groomed well by Friday. The multi-use trail will also be groomed. They should be in good condition, said Nathan Fries, ranger.

BUCKHORN STATE PARK - The park received 11 inches of snow over the past two days.
A snowmobile was used to pack the cross-country ski trails to set a base. Crews will try to use a groomer and set a track on Thursday.
Central Sands nature trail will not have tracks set due to a 6-foot snow drift covering the trail along the lake (trail was packed on both sides of drift).
Trails from Kid's fishing pond parking lot are now packed, according to Heather Wolf, park manager.