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February 9, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report

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Date: February 9, 2011
Contact: Park Headquarters, 218-283-6600

Snowmobiling conditions continue to improve in Voyageurs National Park. The Green and Blue staked snowmobile trails are in good condition. Overland portages are regularly groomed and are also in good condition. Travelers are advised to stay on staked trails and use caution as areas of slush are still present throughout the park. Frequent ice checking operations are ongoing. Weekly winter trail conditions reports are available on our website at www.nps.gov/voya.

Please remember that the snowmobile speed limit within Voyageurs National Park is 45 mph on frozen lake surfaces and 25 mph on all overland portages. Speed limit signs are posted at trailheads and overland portages.  

Snowmobile Trails
International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) – Not Open
Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) – Open & Staked
Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) – Open & Staked
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) – Open & Staked

Rainy Lake Ice Road – CLOSED

Ski Trails
Echo Bay Ski Trail – Open, packed, tracked and in good condition
Black Bay Ski Trail – Open, packed, tracked and in good condition
Tilson Connector Trail – Open, packed, tracked and in good condition
KabAsh Trail – Open

Snowshoe Trails
Blind Ash Bay Trail – Open  
Sullivan Bay Trail – Open
Oberholtzer Trail – Open



“STAKED TRAILS MAKE SAFETY SENSE”
ORANGE IDENTIFIES HAZARD

Did You Know?

A common loon shows off black & white summer plumage, NPS

Your choice in fishing tackle can have an effect on park wildlife. It takes only one lead sinker to kill a loon. Non-lead alternatives are available in local stores and at Voyageurs National Park visitor centers.