Snowmobiling on Frozen Water Bodies
You may operate a snowmobile on frozen surface of public waters with the exception of riding when you are:
- Within 100 feet of a person who is not also on a snowmobile, including a skater.
- Within 100 feet of a fishing shanty or shelter except at the minimum speed required to maintain forward movement of the snowmobile.
- In an area that has been cleared for ice skating, unless the area is necessary for gaining access to the public water.
Snowmobiling on the Unplowed Shoulders of State Highways (except a limited-access highway)
A snowmobile may operate on the unplowed shoulder of a state highway under the following conditions. The snowmobile must:
- Operate at the extreme right of the open portion of the unplowed right-of-way (or shoulder) and with the flow of traffic.
- Travel in single file and not side-by-side, except when overtaking or passing another snowmobile.
- Come to a complete stop before entering onto the roadway or shoulder to cross a bridge or culvert. The snowmobile operator yields the right-of-way to any approaching motor vehicle.
- Cross a public highway at right angles only and bring snowmobiles to a complete stop and yield the right-of-way to all oncoming traffic.
Snowmobiling on County or Local Roadways
- Snowmobiles may be operated on some roads in county or local road systems. Please check with the local jurisdiction for details.