Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report 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.
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
Echo Bay Ski Trail – Open, packed, and first loop tracked
Black Bay Ski Trail – Open, packed
Tilson Connector Trail – – Open, packed
KabAsh Trail – Open
Blind Ash Bay Trail – Open
Oberholtzer Trail – Open and packed
Sullivan Bay Trail – Open and packed
"STAKED TRAILS MAKE SAFETY SENSE"
ORANGE IDENTIFIES HAZARDS
Did You Know?
Remnants of mining activity, like the one you see here, can still be seen on Little American Island.