In response to warming temperatures, all snowmobile and ski trails—along with the Kabetogama Lake Ice Road and the Sphunge Island sledding hill—will no longer be maintained within Voyageurs. Park staff advise visitors to use caution and travel at your own risk if you venture onto ice surfaces.
Ice conditions are beginning to deteriorate, and standing water and large areas of slush will be appearing on frozen lake surfaces. Removal of park trail markers and hazard signs will begin in the near future. Land-based ski trails remain open, but will no longer be groomed or tracked. These actions follow State and local club trail maintenance activities.
Thank you to all visitors and to our gateway community partners for making this a safe and enjoyable winter season.
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International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail): Not Open
Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail): Not Open
Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail): Not Open
Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail): Not Open
Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail): Not Open
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.