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Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN –Warm weather is changing winter trail conditions quickly.
Due to holes and honeycombing on the ice surface, The Kabetogama Lake Ice Road has closed for the season. The Rainy Lake Ice Road currently remains open at this time, but park staff will monitor conditions on a daily basis.
Snowmobile trails will be groomed through the end of the week as conditions allow. With forecasted warm temperatures, trail conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly, and lake surfaces and portages may be devoid of snow soon. Trail stakes will remain through the weekend, but are planned for removal next week. Use caution and watch for slush, holes, and open water.
This will also be the last week of groomed ski trails.
Please remember that due to wolf interaction, short sections of the Green and Yellow Trails on Namakan Lake near the Moose River Grade have been closed and rerouted. The Green Trail reroute follows the south side of Namakan Island to near Cemetery Island and the Green, Yellow, and Orange Trail junctions.
Another winter season is coming to a close. Thanks to all park maintenance staff and gateway community snowmobile clubs, International Voyageurs, Ash River –Kabetogama Snowdrifters, and Voyageur Trail Society, that helped to make it a success.
The most up to date winter trail conditions are available on our website atwww.nps.gov/voya.
International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) –Open, staked, and groomed
Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) –Open, staked, and groomed
*Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) –Open, staked, and groomed
Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) –Open, staked, and groomed
*Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) –Open, staked, and groomed
*Rudder Bay (Orange Trail) –Open, staked, and groomed
East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) –Open, staked, and groomed
*Trails reroutes are in effect. Rerouted trails are staked and groomed.
Rainy Lake Ice Road–Open to Cranberry Bay and around Dryweed Island
Kabetogama Lake Ice Road–Closed
Echo Bay Ski Trail –Open, packed, and tracked
Black Bay Ski Trail –Open, packed, and tracked
Tilson Connector Trail –Open, packed, and tracked
KabAsh Trail –Open
Black Bay Beaver Pond Trail –Open, not packed
Blind Ash Bay Trail –Open, not packed
Oberholtzer Trail –Open, not packed
Sullivan Bay Trail –Open, not packed
"STAKED TRAILS MAKE SAFETY SENSE"
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