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Voyageurs National Park Cautions Users About Ice Conditions

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Date: December 7, 2011
Contact: Chuck Remus, 218-283-6600

As the ice forms on area lakes, Voyageurs National Park staff cautions the public about ice conditions in the park. As of December 5, 2011, Rainy, Namakan and Sand Point lakes still have large areas of open water. The ice that has formed is highly variable in thickness and is not strong enough to support snowmobile or vehicle travel. At this time ice travel is not recommended on any lake surface due to inadequate ice thickness. The public is cautioned to be extremely careful if travelling on area lakes. Regular winter ice and trail condition reports will be available on our website at www.nps.gov/voya when conditions become safe.

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Did You Know?

close-up view of showy ladyslipper orchid, Minnesota's state flower

You can view yellow and showy ladyslipper orchids outside of the Kabetogama Visitor Center in Voyageurs National Park. Blooms typically occur in late spring or early summer. Call ahead for details.