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Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Condition Report

All park ice roads are no longer open. All snowmobile, ski, and snowshoe trails are no longer open. The Sphunge-Kab Sledding Hill is not open. With the swift onset of warmer weather, snow conditions have completely deteriorated. All stakes, signs, and warming huts will be removed from trails and lake surfaces by the end of this week.

If travel onto frozen lake surfaces is still necessary, use extreme caution. Slush, cracks in the ice, and open water have all been observed.

Cross-country skis may no longer be borrowed from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center, but snowshoes will be issued as future snow conditions allow.

Another winter season has concluded. Thanks to all park maintenance staff and gateway community snowmobile clubs, International Voyageurs, Ash River – Kabetogama Snowdrifters, and Voyageur Trail Society, that helped to make it a success.

This is the last Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report of the season.

Snowmobile Trails
International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) – Not Open
Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) – Not Open
Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) – Not Open
Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) – Not Open
Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) – Not Open
East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) – Not Open

Rainy Lake Ice RoadNot Open

Kab – Ash Ice Road Not Open

Ski Trails
Echo Bay Ski Trail – Not Open
Black Bay Ski Trail – Not Open
Tilson Connector Trail – Not Open
Kab-Ash Trail – Not Open

Snowshoe Trails
Black Bay Beaver Pond Trail – Not Open
Blind Ash Bay Trail – Not Open
Oberholtzer Trail – Not Open
Sullivan Bay Trail – Not Open

 

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