The Mattawa & Area Snowmobile Club maintains a number of snowmobile trails on the north and south side of the river, with a connection to Mattawa, Mattawa Snowmobile Trail #130 connects with North Bay Snowmobile Trail #301, as part of the Near North Travel Area's vast network of snowmobile trails. Part of MA#130 is a shared corridor with other trail users and is an integral for other trails.
An Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trail permit is required on all OFSC trails. For further information contact the local Mattawa and area Snowmobile Club.
Overall, Mattawa River is the 14th most popular snowmobile trail of all 37 snowmobiling rides in Ontario.