Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report for March 4, 2015

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Date: March 4, 2015
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN –All trails remain open and in good condition. 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 is now staked and groomed from the closure on Namakan Lake to the connection of the Yellow Trail (Kettle Falls) and Orange Trail (Rudder Bay). The trail reroute follows the south side of Namakan Island to near Cemetery Island and the Green, Yellow, and Orange Trail junctions.

Park staff will monitor the cause of the temporary closures, and the closures will remain in place until conditions change or the winter season ends.

Due to high winds, snow drifts are widespread. Lake surface conditions are considered rough. Riders should use caution both on and off the trails.

The most up to date winter trail conditions are available on our website atwww.nps.gov/voya.

Snowmobile Trails

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 RoadOpen to Cranberry Bay and around Dryweed Island

Kabetogama Lake Ice RoadOpen

Ski Trails

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

Snowshoe Trails

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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Last updated: April 10, 2015

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