All snowmobile trails are currently open (with the exception of the blue trail, which crews continue to check). Large pockets of slush are expected to keep increasing with the upcoming winter storms. Riders are encouraged to use strong caution when riding in areas off the staked snowmobile trails on the lake surface.
Ice roads all remain closed at this time. Crews have reported very large, deep pockets of slush that currently make the roads unsafe to open. Staff will continue to work in these area and recheck conditions regularly.
Pressure ridges are still staying stable, and portages are in good shape.
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International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail): Open and Staked
Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail): Open and Staked
Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail): Open and Staked
Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail): Open and Staked
Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail): Open and Staked
East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail): Not Open
Rudder Bay (Orange Trail): Not Open
Please remember 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.
Rainy Lake Ice Road: Not Open
Rainy Lake Dryweed Loop: Not Open
Kabetogama Lake Ice Road: Not Open
Kabetogama Lake Ice Road West and East Spur Roads: Not Open