January 19, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report
Contact: Park Headquarters, 218-283-6600
Snowmobiling conditions on staked trails in Voyageurs National Park are in good condition and ice checking operations are ongoing. The Blue Trail linking the east end of Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake and on to the Crane Lake community is open and staked. Lake surfaces are rough in some spots off of the staked trails due to pockets of frozen slush. Travelers are advised to stay on staked trails and use caution. Overland portages are groomed regularly and are in good condition. Areas of thin ice in the park have delayed efforts to open additional lake surface trails and the Rainy Lake Ice Road at this time. Weekly winter trail conditions reports are available on our website at www.nps.gov/voya.
Did You Know?
Voyageurs National Park is an amazing place to visit in winter, when the surface of the park's lakes will freeze up to two feet thick!