High Water Alert
Due to excessive amounts of rain fall, lake levels within the park have been rising. Caution! This has placed all park docks and some launch ramps underwater making for hazardous conditions. Some reservable sites have been closed until further notice. More »
Winter Ice and Trails Report - Dec 15 2011
Contact: James Hummel, 218-283-6600
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota: Aircraft observations last Sunday, December 11, 2011 revealed extensive open water and new thin ice on all major lakes within Voyageurs National Park. The existing ice is deceptively attractive and near shore testing by park staff has revealed ice thickness ranging from 1½ inches to 11 inches. In addition, the ice lacks visible signs of diminishing thickness without removing and inspecting ice wedges for quality and thickness.
During the overflight, open water was observed on the following lakes:
Current conditions are not adequate to support snowmobile use and travel is not recommended on any lake surface.
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