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Winter Trail Updates


A view from Kettle Falls Dam looking over Namakan Lake

Check out the winter activities that you can enjoy.

Winter Ice and Trail
Conditions Report

Release Date:
April 9, 2014 (Final report for 2013-2014 season)

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN All snowmobile trails and ice roads in the park are closed. All snowmobile trail stakes will be pulled by the end of the week.

Ski trails and snowshoe trails in the park remain open as snow and ice conditions permit, but grooming on all trails has finished. With the warmer weather, trail conditions are deteriorating rapidly. Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center have finished for the season.

Below is the last winter trail conditions report for the season. All reports are available on the park's website at www.nps.gov/voya.

Snowmobile Trails

Snowmobile trails are closed

International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) – Closed

Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) – Closed

Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) – Closed

Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) – Closed

Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) – Closed

East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) – Closed

Rainy Lake Ice Road Closed

Kab - Ash Ice Road Closed

Ski Trails

Echo Bay Ski Trail – Open

Black Bay Ski Trail – Open

Tilson Connector Trail – Open

Kab-Ash Trail – Open

Snowshoe Trails

Black Bay Beaver Pond Trail – Open

Blind Ash Bay Trail – Open

Oberholtzer Trail – Open

Sullivan Bay Trail – Open




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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.