Winter Ice and Trail Conditions

A snowmobile portage entering Voyageurs National Park
Entering Voyageurs National Park on the Moose Grade snowmobile portage.

Jenna Wieber


Updated: March 16, 2016

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Snowmobile Trails

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 trailheads and overland portages.


Ice Roads

Rainy Lake Ice Road- Not Open
Kabetogama Lake Ice Road- Not Open


Ski Trails

Echo Bay Ski Trail- Not Open
Black Bay Ski Trail- Not Open
Tilson Connector Trail- Not Open
KabAsh Trail- Not Open

Snowshoe Trails

Black Bay Beaver Pond Trail- Not Open
Blind Ash Bay Trail- Not Open
Oberholtzer Trail- Not Open
Sullivan Bay Trail- Not Open

Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski loans are available at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center.

Map of the Sphunge Island sledding hill
NEW this Winter 2016!  Enjoy a ride down the Sphunge Island sledding hill, while sitting next to a fire and enjoying a picnic lunch.


Sledding Hill

Sphunge Island, Kabetogama Lake- Not Open

Be prepared for your adventure. Plan ahead and watch the weather. Here are tips for winter safety while snowmobiling, ice fishing, and enjoying all that winter has to offer.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls, MN 56649


(218) 283-6600

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