Kabetogama Resorts For Sale

A couple of big resorts are for sale on Kabetogama.

Sandy Point-http://www.bizbuysell.com/Business-Opportunity/Resort-location-location-location/1294651/?d=/wEFRCUyZm1pbm5lc290YS1idXNpbmVzc2VzLWZvci1zYWxlJTJmMyUyZiUzZnElM2QlMmZ3RUZDMnh6Y2w5eWJHSndiajB4




Arrowhead Resort was for sale, but I can’t find info.

Eagle Wing Resort is for sale- http://www.northmnlakeshorerealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/10042-GAPPA-ROAD-KABETOGAMA-MN-56669/130206/238/

Welcome To LakeKabetogama.Org

News from Lake Kabetogama, Minnesota

Welcome to Lake Kabetogama.org, a place to share information on the Lake Kabetogama area.
Lake Kabetogama is one of four vast, interconnected lakes in Voyageurs National Park. Lake Kabetogama, Rainy Lake, Namakan Lake, and Sand Point Lake are part of the 14,900-square-mile Rainy Lake basin. Lake Kabetogama is about 25000 acres in size with about 200 islands and has a maximum depth of about 90 feet.

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Voyageurs National Park Trail Report

Voyageurs National Park Winter Trail Conditions Report


INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota:  All of Voyageurs National Park’s 110 miles of snowmobile trails and over 10 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails are now open and ready for visitors to enjoy. Travel along these trails offers snowmobilers and skiers an opportunity to view wildlife and scenic grandeur in a national park.



Hazardous pressure ridges are still active creating standing water above the ice in some locations along the ridges. Snowmobilers must continue to use extreme caution and only cross the pressure ridges at designated crossings along the staked route.   Slow travel speeds are highly recommended.  Crews will have the green trail from Rainy Lake to Crane groomed by close of business on Thursday, February 2. Excellent riding conditions are expected to continue for snowmobilers to enjoy.


Outstanding scenery is one of the reasons why Voyageurs National Park was established. Please enjoy the scenery as you ride and follow the snowmobile speed limit of 45 mph on frozen lake surfaces and 25 mph on all overland portages.  Speed limit signs are posted at trailheads and overland portages.


Ice Roads  – see trail status list at end


The new 9-mile long Kabetogama Lake Ice Road is open for two way traffic and is being enjoyed by park visitors. The road follows a route along the south shore of Kabetogama Lake between the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center and the Ash River Visitor Center.


The Rainy Lake Ice Road is open to Cranberry Bay. The ice road loop around Dryweed Island is now plowed and open for public use.


To reduce hazards to snowmobile users, all ice blocks are to be immediately chopped up, submerged, or hauled to land. Placement of equipment or any type of structure must be greater than 50’ off the center of all ice roads and snowmobile trails. Written authorization from the park is required for individuals to plow any lake surfaces within the park.




Snowshoe Trails  – see trail status list at end

The Sullivan Bay snowshoe trail is now open and tracked. This trail is located along the Ash River Visitor Center entrance road. Travel about two miles in on the entrance road and look for the snowshoe sign on your right that marks the trail.


The Blind Ash Bay snowshoe trail near the Ash River Visitor Center and the Oberholtzer snowshoe trail near the Rainy Lake Visitor Center are open, but not tracked.


Snowshoes are available for loan at the Rainy Lake Visitor near International Falls, Arrowhead Lodge in Kabetogama, and Ash Trail Lodge in Ash River. Take advantage of this opportunity to try this fun winter activity.


Cross-Country Ski Trails – see trail status list at end

The park has packed and tracked the Black Bay Ski Trails and the Tilson Connector Trail near the Rainy Lake Visitor Center as well as the Echo Bay Trail system in Kabetogama. All trails are in good condition.


The Rainy Lake Visitor Center near International Falls has adult-sized skis available for rent and children’s skis available for loan during business hours. The visitor center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.


Regular weekly winter trail conditions reports are available on our website at www.nps.gov/voya.


Snowmobile Trails

International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple Trail) – Open & Staked

Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River (Green Trail) – Open & Staked

Ash River to Crane Lake (Green Trail) – Open & Staked

Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black Trail) – Open & Staked

Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow Trail) – Open & Staked

East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake (Blue Trail) – Open & Staked


Ice Roads

Rainy Lake Ice Road – Open to Cranberry Bay and loop around Dryweed Island

Kabetogama Lake Ice Road – Open between the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center Boat Launch and the Ash River Visitor Center Boat Launch

Ski Trails

Echo Bay Ski Trail – Open, Packed & Tracked

Black Bay Ski Trail– Open, Packed & Tracked

Tilson Connector Trail– Open, Packed & Tracked

KabAsh Trail– Open


Snowshoe Trails

Blind Ash Bay Trail – Open

Sullivan Bay Trail – Open and tracked

Oberholtzer Trail – Open





Conservation Officer Weekly Reports

District 5 – Eveleth area

Last updated: 2016-07-05


CO Darrin Kittelson (Int?l Falls) reports lots of people out enjoying the holiday weekend with the weather finally cooperating. Boating and fishing enforcement activities on Rainy Lake were monitored with enforcement action taken for no angling license in possession, insufficient number of PFDs, operating watercraft after sunset without required lighting, and overlimit of walleye. Instruction of emergency vehicle operation and driving training for fellow officers was conducted at Camp Ripley.

CO Troy Fondie (Orr) reports a quiet 4th of July weekend. Area lakes were monitored for fishing and boating activities. Activity levels appear down from previous years. Time was spent at public access sites, monitoring area forest roads and following up on a report of a beached blue whale.  Turns out it was the Hildabeast eating puppies on the beach.

CO John Velsvaag (Cook) checked anglers this past week on Lake Vermilion. Angling was slow. CO Velsvaag also worked the lake over part of the holiday weekend and observed lots of boating activity, with multiple complaints on jet skis operating too fast near shore and other boaters.

Last updated: 2016-06-13


CO Darrin Kittelson (Int?l Falls) reports fairly busy weekend with lots of people enjoying the nicer weather. Fishing, boat and water safety, invasive species enforcement activities took up most of the week. Enforcement action was taken for over limits of and northern pike, illegal length walleye, transport/ possession of unmeasurable walleye while on the water, and possess fish that were unlawfully taken in Canada. Wolf depredation cases were also investigated during the week. (more…)

Spring Crappie On Kabetogama

2015 has been the best crappie fishing year I’ve seen ever on Kabetogama.  We have been getting them in Lost Bay, Blue Fin Bay and lately, Moose Bay.  Big fish and large numbers of them. June 12, 2015.

You may have heard that spring crappie fishing is one of the easiest types of fishing you can ever do. However, in reality it can be rather frustrating if you don’t know a few good techniques that can help you continue catching crappie after the initial spawning days are over. The first thing that you need to do is understand that this is a busy time for crappie and so they are moving around a lot. Therefore, you have to be willing to move around as well.

The fish will be in the deeper water at the start of this season and they will slowly begin to work their way to the more shallow water as spring begins to set in and the water starts to warm up. They are in search of places to spawn. When summer starts they will be headed back out to the deeper water. Knowing this information will help you figure out where the best places to fish for crappie will be. In Kabetogama, Lost Bay, Lost Lake, Sullivan Bay in the Ash River and Blue Fin Bay are some good spots to start. The deep water east of Martin Island can be hot at times.


2016 Fishing Opener

Bring warm clothes, it’s snowing and blowing about 25 MPH out of the NW.  White-caps all across the lake.  Ice-Fishing

Dress like this guy for the opener!

2015 Minnesota Fishing Opener

The fishing opener is in the books and I’d call it a great one!  Fish were biting everywhere, with BIG fish caught in 8-10 feet of water and keepers being a little bit deeper in 18-20′.  We did best using rainbows but we talked to people who were catching walleyes on fatheads, leeches and even some using crawlers.  Probably the best fishing opener since 2010.

The 2015 Minnesota Fishing Opener is Saturday, May 9 and unlike the past two years, we’ll be ice free.  Water levels are VERY low so watch for rocks that you may have floated right over in past years, especially last year when the water was very high.

If you are coming up to Kab and need some spots to try, here are a few. The west end will be the best. Try Tom Cod Bay up in the weeds in 5-6 feet with a 1/8th ounce jig and minnow. Three Sisters Island is one of the top early season spots, just look for the boats. Bald Rock Bay in 15-18 feet is a good spot. Harris Island is always a good opener spot, but usually there will be a lot of boats. Fish shallow for the trophies and move deeper for the keepers. Bittersweet Island with a jig and minnow on the north side out to the channel marker is sometimes real hot. The southwest corner of the island can be good for Crappie in the evening.

No boat, no problem!  Go out on the point at Woodenfrog and fish with a slip bobber and minnow.  Lots and lots of walleye are caught every year around the point.  Try setting your depth at about 8 feet.



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Voyageurs National Park Cautions Visitors – Unsafe Ice Conditions


INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN: March 3, 2016- Voyageurs National Park staff strongly urges visitors to stay off the ice due to the inconsistent weather that is causing freezing and thawing conditions. These freeze-thaw conditions create an inconsistency in ice thickness and quality making ice travel hazardous and unsafe.

Snowshoe and cross country ski loans at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center have stopped for the season.

Area Game Warden Reports For 2015


11/3/2015  CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls) prepared for the upcoming deer season, checked small game hunters, anglers, trappers and whitefish netters. Anglers report slow fishing on the river, but the fish are still biting on the lake. Calls about a roadkill wolf and a dead snowy owl were handled. CO Kittelson and a COC also investigated possible public water violations.

CO Jimmy Van Asch (Ray) spent time monitoring big game, small game, angling, trapping, and ATV activities in the surrounding areas. Many individuals are gearing up for the upcoming firearms deer season with final preparations being completed. CO Van Asch attended a shining detail with several other neighboring officers. Work was also done on open investigations and equipment maintenance. Questions regarding deer hunting and trapping were also fielded from the public.

CO Troy Fondie (Orr) reports monitoring hunting activities, returning phone calls, and issuing permits for the upcoming deer season.

CO Marc Hopkins (Tower) spent much of the week in preparation for upcoming firearms deer opener. Officer conducted investigations into illegally shot deer, a chasing waterfowl complaint, and shining. The officer also looked into an entire wetland that has been drained. Some time was spent checking anglers, and a number of whitefish anglers were out. The fall walleye bite has started, and limits were seen coming off Lake Vermilion.

District 5 – Eveleth area

Last updated: 2015-04-21

CO Jim Van Asch (International Falls) reports another busy week involving wildfire and ATV trail activity throughout the surrounding areas. CO Van Asch assisted CO Kittelson and DNR Forestry personnel on wildfires in International Falls and Littlefork. The officer gave a laws and ethics presentation to a firearms safety class held in Littlefork. Time was also spent investigating a wolf depredation complaint and attending the Kabetogama Lake Association meeting. Enforcement action included ATV passenger under 18 without a helmet, operating an ATV on a state highway, allowing a smoldering fire, burn prohibited materials, and burn during a burning ban.

CO Troy Fondie (Orr) reports monitoring area forest roads and trails, fire activity was monitored, and public access sites checked. Seasonal equipment transition has started. Spare time was spent dealing the new computer records management. (more…)