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    Voyageurs

    National Park Minnesota

Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report December 18, 2013

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Date: December 18, 2013
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670

Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report

International Falls, MN: The only snowmobile trail open and staked in the park is the green trail from Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River. All other snowmobile trails are closed. Ice checking continues throughout the park. Most snowshoe and ski trails are open, packed, but not yet tracked.

Please remember 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.

Weekly winter trail conditions reports are available on our website at www.nps.gov/voya.

Snowmobile Trails

International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) – Not open

Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) – Open and staked

Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) – Not open

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) – Not open

Rainy Lake Ice Road– Closed

Kabetogama Lake Ice Road- Closed

Ski Trails

Echo Bay Ski Trail – Open, packed, and first loop tracked

Black Bay Ski Trail – Open, packed

Tilson Connector Trail – – Open, packed

KabAsh Trail – Open

Snowshoe Trails

Blind Ash Bay Trail – Open

Oberholtzer Trail – Open and packed

Sullivan Bay Trail – Open and packed

"STAKED TRAILS MAKE SAFETY SENSE"

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Did You Know?

When you become a member of the Voyageurs National Park Association, your support helps maintain the park's trails.

When you become a member of the Voyageurs National Park Association, your support helps maintain the park's trails.