Updated: January 17, 2019
During the government shutdown this page may not reflect current conditions. The park and trails will remain accessible but trail maintenance, emergency response, and rescue services will be limited. Please check back, or like our Facebook page for the most up-to-date conditions. Voyageurs National Park Facebook page is a public page; one does not have to have an account to access and view postings.
The Green Trail is now open, packed, and staked. Use caution on portages.
New this year: Park staff are grooming one side of the Rainy Lake Recreation Trail that connects Minnesota Highway 11 with the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for classical cross-country skiing. While one side of the trail will include a set ski track, the other side will remain ungroomed for snowshoeing, winter walking and other non-motorized winter activities. The Recreation Trail is currently packed, but not tracked.
Most snowshoe trails (specifically Blind Ash Bay, Oberholtzer, Sullivan Bay, and the unpacked side of the Rainy Lake Recreation Trail) are open. Please use caution this time of year!
International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) - Not Open
Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) - Open, Packed, and Staked
Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) - Open, Packed, and Staked
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.