• Voyageurs NP Winter Black Bay Frozen Beaver Pond

    Voyageurs

    National Park Minnesota

March 2, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report

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Date: March 2, 2011
Contact: Park Headquarters, 218-283-6600

The best snowmobiling conditions of the season can be found in Voyageurs National Park at this time. All snowmobile trails within the park, with the exception of the Chain of Lakes trail, are open and staked and in good condition. Overland portages are groomed weekly and are in good condition as well. Some rough patches remain along the staked trails so travelers should continue to use caution along the trail system. 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) – Open & Staked
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) – Open & Staked
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 small campsite on Rainy Lake has a food locker, picnic table, tent pad sites, fire ring and a privy.

There are food lockers, picnic tables, tent pad sites, fire rings and a privy at many of the sites.