Updated: January 12, 2018
Recent flooding has caused a closure on the northeast portion of the Black Bay Ski Trail. This closure is marked and located on the Blue Loop from the warming shelter to the location where the trail ties into the Ridge Trail (on the far northeast loop complex). The Chain of Lakes (Black Dashed Snowmobile Trail) is open. The Kabetogama Lake Ice Road is open from the Kabetogama Lake Boat Launch to the Ash River Boat Launch. The sledding hill is also open. Rainy Lake Ice Road is plowed and open from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center boat ramp to the Black Bay Ski Trail System and Sha Sha Point. The East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake trail (Blue Snowmobile Trail) is open with groomed portages.
Please be advised that trail conditions along the lake surfaces are rough due to wind-blown snow. Several pressure ridges have formed on Kabetogama Lake and Black Bay. These pressure ridges have been marked and are safe to cross at designated crossings along the trail system. Trail users are advised to use caution when travelling across frozen lake surfaces at this time.
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International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) - Open, portages groomed
Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) - Open, portages groomed
Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) - Open, portages groomed
Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) – Open
Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) - Open, portages groomed
East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) – Open, portages groomed
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.