February 23, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report

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Date: February 23, 2011
Contact: Park Headquarters, 218-283-6600

Snowmobiling conditions in Voyageurs National Park along staked trails are in very good condition with portages groomed on a weekly basis. With the recent temperature changes the snow on the lake surfaces has settled eliminating the previous slush conditions. Some rough conditions exist along the trails so travelers should continue to use caution while traveling along trail systems. Forecasted snow fall by this weekend is expected to provide the best riding conditions of the season. All trails within the park with the exception of the Chain of Lakes Trail are open and staked for traveler use. Weekly winter trail conditions reports are available on our website at www.nps.gov/voya.

Please remember that 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.  

Snowmobile Trails
International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) – Open & Staked
Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) – Open & Staked
Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) – Open & Staked
Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) – Not Open
Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) – Open & Staked
East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) – Open & Staked

Rainy Lake Ice Road – CLOSED

Ski Trails
Echo Bay Ski Trail – Open, packed, tracked and in good condition
Black Bay Ski Trail – Open, packed, tracked and in good condition
Tilson Connector Trail – Open, packed, tracked and in good condition
KabAsh Trail – Open

Snowshoe Trails
Blind Ash Bay Trail – Open  
Sullivan Bay Trail – Open
Oberholtzer Trail – Open


Last updated: April 10, 2015

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