Voyageurs National Park News Release
Release Date: December 22, 2017
Contacts: Tawnya Schoewe, email@example.com, 218-283-6670
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report
International Falls, MN: The Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Snowmobile Trail) has been staked and opened. Please be advised that trail conditions along the lake surfaces are rough due to wind-blown snow. Several pressure ridges have formed on Kabetogama Lake and Black Bay. These pressure ridges have been marked and are safe to cross at designated crossings along the trail system. Trail users are advised to use caution when travelling across frozen lake surfaces at this time.
This winter season, the most up-to-date information regarding Voyageurs’ ice and trail conditions will be posted each Wednesday to the park’s Facebook page (VoyageursNPS) and on the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/voya/planyourvisit/winter-ice-and-trail-conditions.htm.
Future winter ice and trail condition press releases will be issued only during major changes in trail conditions.
International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) – Closed
Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) – Open
Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) – Closed
Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) – Closed
Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) – Closed
East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) – Closed
Rainy Lake Ice Road – Closed
Kabetogama Lake Ice Road – Closed
Echo Bay Ski Trail – Packed and tracked
Black Bay Ski Trail – Packed, not tracked
Tilson Connector Trail – Packed, not tracked
KabAsh Trail – Open, not packed or tracked
Black Bay Beaver Pond Trail – Open, not packed
Blind Ash Bay Trail – Open, not packed
Oberholtzer Trail – Open, not packed
Sullivan Bay Trail – Open, not packed
Rainy Lake Recreation Trail – Open, not packed
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