Alerts & Conditions

 

Current Trail Updates and Safety Information

The most up-to-date conditions can be found on this page or by visiting Voyageurs National Park's Facebook page.Voyageurs National Park Facebook page is a public page. One does not have to have an account to access and view postings.Be prepared for your adventure. Plan ahead and watch the weather. Check out tips for winter safety while snowmobiling, ice fishing, and enjoying all that winter has to offer.

 

Snowmobile Trails

  • 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

During winter, the snowmobile speed limit within the park is 45 mph on frozen lake surfaces and 25 mph on all overland portages. Speed limit signs are posted at trail heads and overland portages. Online maps of the park's snowmobile trails (as well as trails in the surrounding area) are available through the International Falls Chamber of Commerce.

Ice Roads

  • Rainy Lake Ice Road: Closed
  • Rainy Lake Dryweed Loop: Closed
  • Kabetogama Lake Ice Road: Closed
  • Kabetogama Lake Ice Road West and East Spur Roads - West spur Closed, East spur Closed

Ski Trails

  • Echo Bay Ski Trail (west Kabetogama area): Closed
  • Rainy Lake Recreation Trail: Closed
  • Black Bay Ski Trail (west Rainy Lake area): Closed
  • Tilson Connector Trail (west Rainy Lake area): Closed
  • Kab-Ash Trail (Kabetogama & Ash River area): Open

Snowshoe Trails

  • Black Bay Beaver Pond Trail (west Rainy Lake area): Closed
  • Blind Ash Bay Trail (Ash River area): Open
  • Oberholtzer Trail (west Rainy Lake area): Open
  • Sullivan Bay Trail (Ash River area): Open
  • Rainy Lake Recreation Trail: Open

Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski loans The Rainy Lake Visitor Center is currently closed. Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski loans are not available at this time.

 
Map of the Sphunge Island sledding hill location from ice roads
Enjoy a ride down the Sphunge Island sledding hill, while sitting next to a fire and enjoying a picnic lunch.

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Sledding Hill

  • Sphunge Island, Kabetogama Lake: Closed

Skating Rink

  • Sphunge Island, Kabetogama Lake: Closed

Last updated: March 10, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls, MN 56649

Phone:

(218)-283-6600

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