3/25/18 - Just a reminder to all that next Saturday (3/31/18) at Midnight, our snowmobile trails will be closed. Because they are GIA trails, there can not be any ATV's on them other than the Blue Ox Trail. Thank you
3/18/18 -Well it’s been a pretty good winter, lasted a month longer than last year but is quickly coming to an end. We haven’t groomed in the last week but there still holding up pretty good. Unless things change grooming is over. Thanks to our operators for a great job and also to the Kab and Ash River operators for a great job. Remember the GIA snowmobiles trails close March 31st and the Blue Ox trail will be open to ATV’s again April 1st. In another 8months we’ll be back again. Hope everyone has a great summer.
*There is a large gravel pit on the north side of the Ranier overpass. This is private property, please stay out!! There are signs and fences put up for a reason. Please stay on the trails. Thank you, Jim.
**Please note the newly resurfaced bike trail is now closed to snowmobiles. Reason being a considerable amount of money that was spent to refurbish the trail so the county elected to close it. Snow will be left on the sides of the county roads so snowmobilers can access the snowmobile trails.
VOYAGEURS NAT'L PARK
Updated: 3/14/18 -Trails are holding up with continued grooming. Visitors to the park lake surface should always use caution this time of year due to the possibility of rapidly changing conditons.
Use caution as isolated pockets of slush are appearing along and off trails. Ice roads also have pockets of slush forming along the edges but the main corridors still remain safe for travel. The park will continue to monitor the ice conditions daily.
All snowmobile trails remain open, groomed, and in good condition, but we ask riders to use caution when approaching any orange stakes, caution signs, ice road berm ahead signs, and trail intersection crossings. 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 (VoyageursNPS) and on the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/voya/planyourvisit/winter-ice-and-trail-conditions.htm.
Future winter ice and trail condition press releases will be issued only during major changes in trail conditions.
Snowmobile Trails International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) - Open and groomed Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) - Open and groomed Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) - Open and groomed Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) – Open and groomed Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) - Open and groomed East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) – Open and groomed Rudder Bay (Orange Trail) - Open and groomed
FYI - riders born after December 31, 1976 are required by law to hold snowmobile safety certification. Persons 16 years of age and older, resident or non-residents are eligible for adult certification. Adults can complete and pass an independent study CD or a youth snowmobile certification class. Children 11yr – 15yr are eligible to attend, complete and pass a youth snowmobile safety certification class with the certificate valid at age 12. We suggest that all snowmobilers, residents and non residents, become familiar with the laws and regulations and pass it on to friends or customers that may be planning on riding in Minnesota.
Please don’t forget to purchase a Minnesota state “trail permit” for your sled.
International Voyageurs Snowmobile Club P.O. Box 1089 International Falls, MN 56649