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Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report April 3, 2013

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Date: April 3, 2013
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, (218) 283-6670

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota - All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are open at this time. Grooming on all trails has finished for the season. The Kabetogama Lake and Rainy Lake Ice Roads are closed for the season.

Snowmobile Trails- see trail status list at end

All snowmobile trails in the park are open at this time. Grooming on all trails has ended for the season; expect trail conditions to deteriorate as temperatures continue to rise. Beware of hazardous slush conditions.

A reminder that the snowmobile speed limit in the park is 45 mph on lake surfaces and 25 mph on the land trails.

Ice Roads- see trail status list at end

The Kabetogama Lake and Rainy Lake Ice Roads are closed for the season.

Snowshoe Trails- see trail status list at end

All snowshoe trails in the park are open. Grooming on all trails has ended for the season; expect trail conditions to deteriorate as temperatures continue to rise. Snowshoes are available for loan at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center near International Falls, Arrowhead Lodge in Kabetogama, and Ash Trail Lodge in Ash River. Take advantage of this opportunity to try this winter activity.

Cross-Country Ski Trails - see trail status list at end

The Echo Bay, Tilson Connector, and Black Bay Ski Trails are open. Grooming on all trails has ended for the season; expect trail conditions to deteriorate as temperatures continue to rise. Ski rentals at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center near International Falls have ended for the season.

Snowmobile Trails

International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) - Open and Staked

Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) - Open and Staked

Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) - Open and Staked

Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) - Open and Staked

Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) - Open and Staked

East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) - Open and Staked

Ice Roads

Rainy Lake Ice Road - Closed for the season

Kabetogama Lake Ice Road - Closed for the season

Ski Trails

Echo Bay Ski Trail - Open

Black Bay Ski Trail - Open

Tilson Connector - Open

Snowshoe Trails

Sullivan Bay Trail - Open

"STAKED TRAILS MAKE SAFETY SENSE"

ORANGE IDENTIFIES HAZARDS

Did You Know?

Park volunteer, Ida Mainville steers a canoe full of modern-day voyageurs.

You can see the park just as the voyageurs did over 200 years ago. Each summer the park offers guided trips aboard a 26-foot North Canoe.