December 12, 2019

Newest Updates and Safety Information

We are pleased to announce that the Sullivan Bay, Blind Ash Bay, Oberholtzer, and Rainy Lake Recreation snowshoe trails are now open. The Echo Bay Trail, Rainy Lake Recreation Ski Trail, and Tilson Connector Trail are all packed and tracked and ready for winter recreation.

The ice is strengthening every day, but it is not thick enough to safely stake trails yet. Some pressure ridges have developed on Kabetogama, but they are not moving at this time.

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 trail heads and overland portages.

Ice Roads:
Rainy Lake Ice Road: Not Open
Rainy Lake Dryweed Loop: Not Open
Kabetogama Lake Ice Road: Not Open
Kabetogama Lake Ice Road West and East Spur Roads: Not Open

Ski Trails:
Echo Bay Ski Trail: Packed and Tracked
Rainy Lake Recreation Trail: Packed and Tracked
Black Bay Ski Trail: Not Packed or Tracked
Tilson Connector Trail: Packed and Tracked
KabAsh Trail: Not Packed or Tracked

https://www.nps.gov/voya/planyourvisit/winter-ice-and-trail-conditions.htm

 

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