Snowmobile conditions updated for Voyageurs National Park
Park staff has continued monitoring rapidly improving ice conditions over
the weekend. Early season ice and snow conditions have developed in a
favorable manner. As a result, park staff is counting on the weather to
allow most snowmobile trails to be open several weeks earlier than they
have in many years. The remaining section of the Green Trail is now staked
and the entire trail from Crane Lake to Rainy Lake is open. Snowmobiling
conditions are smooth on lake surfaces with the presence of 6 to 10 inches
of snow. Overland portages have adequate snow for traveling but conditions
are occasionally rough. Ice checking efforts will continue today on Rainy
Lake from Kettle Falls west to the park boundary and tomorrow between Ash
River and Kettle Falls.
Please remember that the snowmobile speed limit within Voyageurs National
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. Regular
weekly winter trail conditions reports will be available on our website at