Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report

Due to the lack of safe ice at this time, all snowmobile and ski trails are closed with the exception of the Echo Bay Ski Trail, which has been packed, but not tracked. Snowshoe trails are open but not packed. Park staff has started checking ice conditions and found there is not significant ice to stake trails. Please remember to think twice during this time of thin ice, and when in doubt, stay off the ice. For information on general ice thickness safety guidelines, please visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.

This winter season, the most up-to-date information regarding Voyageurs' ice and trail conditions will be posted each Wednesday to the park's Facebook page and on the park's website.

Shelly Morin

Future winter ice and trail condition press releases will be issued only during major changes in conditions.




Snowmobile Trails: International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) CLOSED Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) CLOSED Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) CLOSED Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) CLOSED Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) CLOSED East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) CLOSE

Rainy Lake Ice Road: CLOSED

Kabetogama Lake Ice Road: CLOSED

Ski Trails: Echo Bay Ski Trail PACKED NOT TRACKED Black Bay Ski Trail CLOSED Tilson Bay Ski Trail CLOSED KabAsh Trail CLOSED

Snowshoe Trails: Black Bay Beaver Pond Trail CLOSED Blind Ash Bay Trail OPEN NOT PACKED Oberholtzer Trail OPEN NOT PACKED Sullivan Bay Trail OPEN NOT PACKED Rainy Lake Recreation Trail OPEN NOT PACKED