December 26, 2019

Newest Updates and Safety Information

The first lag of the green snowmobile trail from Franks Bay on Rainy Lake to Ash River Trail is still groomed, staked, and ready for visitors to enjoy, and the Peterson Bay trail is now open and staked as well. Not enough ice has formed to open other trails at this time. Pressure ridges are still present, but have not been moving. In addition, the Black Bay Beaver Pond snowshoe trail is now open.

With coming winter storms forecasted over the holiday weekend, we advise snowmobile riders to use caution and be on the lookout for areas of slush.

Snowmobile Trails:
International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail): Not Open
Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail): Open and Staked
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

Snowshoe Trails:
Black Bay Beaver Pond Trail: Open
Blind Ash Bay Trail: Open
Oberholtzer Trail: Open
Sullivan Bay Trail: Open
Rainy Lake Recreation Trail: Open

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

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