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Get the latest trail conditions with the Willmar Lakes Area trail report. Updated weekly so you can take advantage of the great trails in the area.

E-Z Riders Snow Club
Phone: Steve Lottman 320-235-7769 OR Mark Grindy 320-235-9625
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Snow Skippers
John Molacek

West Central Snow Drifters
Dan Edwards
Email: daniel.edwards63@gmail.com

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Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 10-25-18

The hard killing frost has caused a lot of the leaves to die and turn brown. Wind has stripped most color from the landscape. Some Oaks are still clinging to their orange and bronze leaves but most of the over story is bare or brown. While most o [ … Read More … ]

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 10-18-18

Prairie grasses are beyond their peak colors. The hard killing frost has caused a lot of the leaves to die and turn brown. Burr Oaks that were somewhat protected from the freeze are turning orange and bronze. Many of the colorful leaves of other t [ … Read More … ]

Monson Lake State Park Fall Color Report for 10-10-18

The forest canopy is slow to come into color but there are subtle changes throughout the park. Asters and some sunflowers and goldenrod add a splash of color. Sumac provide a vibrant red border between the forest and grassland.

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Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 10-10-18

Prairie grasses are at their peak colors. Asters are adding a splash of color to the grasslands. Sumac is past its peak color but still showing some brilliant reds. Dogwood add a deep maroon in places. Ash and Basswood have shed most of their bron [ … Read More … ]

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 10-4-18

Prairie grasses are at their peak colors. Asters are adding a splash of color to the grasslands. Sumac is past its peak color but still showing some brilliant reds. Dogwood add a deep maroon in places. Ash and Basswood have shed most of their bron [ … Read More … ]

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report 9-27-18

Prairie grasses are nearing their peak colors. Asters are adding a splash of color to the grasslands. Ash and Basswood have shed most of their bronze colored foliage but offer a crunchy carpet along the hiking trails. Burr Oak have a few leaves be [ … Read More … ]

Monson Lake State Park Fall Color Report for 9-20-18

Monson Lake offers a short hiking trail that includes great views of both Monson and West Sunburg Lakes. The forest canopy is slow to come into color but there are subtle changes throughout the park. Asters and some sunflowers and goldenrod add a spl [ … Read More … ]

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 9-20-18

Big Blue Stem and Indian Grass are in full color, Little Blue is yet to peak. Asters are adding a splash of color to the landscape. The Pond View trail is always a favorite for viewing a mix of prairie and woodland color. Mt. Tom is a good vantage [ … Read More … ]

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 9-13-18

The big bluestem and Indian grasses are in full color. The asters are adding a splash of color to the landscape. The Pond View Trail is a favorite for taking in both the prairie and woodland colors. Hike the Mount Tom Trail then climb to the Mount [ … Read More … ]

Trail Report for 7-12-18

Have you had a chance to get out onto one of our trails yet? The trails around Robbins Island are perfect for families and those wanting a variety of scenery. The Eagle Lake trail also provides for a great view and a relaxing bike ride. And the Glaci [ … Read More … ]

Trail Report for 5-21-18

It’s a great time to get out on our trails and enjoy hiking, biking, in-line skating, mountain biking or horseback riding. As everything starts to turn green and the flowers start to show their colors, the view on the trails becomes spectacular!

Trail Report for 3-29-18

All cross-country ski and snowmobile trails have been closed due to a lack of snow.

Trail Report for 3-15-18

The ski and snowmobile trails are closed as local snow depth ranges from 1 to 2 inches with warmer weather on the way this weekend.

Glacial Lakes State Trail Report for 3-7-18

The snowmobile trails are in poor condition due to only having a snow depth of 2-6".

Sibley State Park Trail Report for 3-7-18

Ski trails are ungroomed and remain in poor condition. Since the snow events of late February, we had a warming trend last week and snow melted. While we did have a snow event yesterday, the ski trails are ungroomed, due to not enough snow. Snow that [ … Read More … ]

Glacial Lakes State Trail Snow Report for 2-28-18

The snowmobiling conditions along the Glacial Lakes State Trail are fair and have been groomed. There is a one inch base and the local snow depth is 5-9 inches. This week's warm weather may melt more of the snow so get out on the trails while you sti [ … Read More … ]

Sibley State Park Trail Report for 2-27-18

Ski trails are in good to fair condition. Recent snow has provided enough snow to groom a majority of the ski trails. The Mt Tom road has a four inch base on the skate ski portion and a little less where track was set. Other trails have been packed a [ … Read More … ]

Trail Report for 2-23-18

We've got snow!!! The trails are all packed and skiable but we don't have quite enough snow to set tracks for classical technique. The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Trailhead will be open for ski rentals this weekend-Saturday 9am-5pm an [ … Read More … ]

Trails Report for 2-8-18

Still not enough snow in our area for snowshoeing, cross country skiing or snowmobiling. So let's get that bicycle out and enjoy the trails like it's springtime!

Trail Report for 2-1-18

The Sibley State Park ski and snowmobile trails have been closed due to a lack of snow.

Trail Report for 1-25-18

Unfortunately, when the rest of the state received the large amounts of snow this past weekend, we didn't get anything. We currently have no snow in our area. Great for walking, biking, and hiking, but not so much for the much anticipated winter s [ … Read More … ]

Trail Report for 1-19-18

Unfortunately, the nice, warm weather we've been having has melted all our snow. The Glacial Lakes State Trail is a great ride if you want to get your bike out on these warm days!

Trail Report for 1-11-18

There is only one inch of snow on the ground so the trails have not been groomed yet.

Trail Report for 12-27-17

The Willmar Lakes Area has not received any measureable amount of snow. Therefore, all ski and snowmobile trails remain closed due to a lack of snow.

Trail Report for 12-7-17

All ski and snowmobile trails remain closed due to a lack of snow.

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 10-26-17

Generally the fall colors are past-peak. Most deciduous trees have retired their leaves for the year. There is some green left in some areas of the understory, but we are working on removing these areas because they are mostly invasive Buckthorn tree [ … Read More … ]

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 10-19-17

There are a few remaining red oaks and aspen with fall colors, generally the fall colors are past-peak. The bright yellow of Aspen trees provides a sharp contrast to the deep green of Cedar trees. Most Maple trees have retired their leaves for the ye [ … Read More … ]

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 10-12-17

Peak fall color came on suddenly, and Sibley's peak fall color show is starting to fade. The big bluestem and Indian grass are holding onto gold and maroon hues. The ash trees remain a striking bronze. The oaks are beginning to turn various shades of [ … Read More … ]

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 10-5-17

The prairies, filled with big bluestem and Indian grass, are at their prime and very gold and maroon. The ash trees remain a striking bronze. The woodland vines and maple trees are adding splashes of red, orange and yellow to the landscape. The red o [ … Read More … ]

Sibley State Park Fall Color Report for 9-28-17

Where to go
Hike the Mt. Tom Trail for fall colors of the Oak Savanna and other leaves. The Pond View Trail and Parker / Fremberg Trail offer views of the last of the wildflowers and grasses. Climb the Mt. Tom lookout to g [ … Read More … ]

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