Lake Kabetogama Winter Ice and Trail Conditions
Updated: December 30, 2016
The entire Blue Route, east Namakan to Sand Point, is now open and staked.
The entire Green Track from Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama to Ash River on to Crane is open and staked. Grooming with the small groomers on portages only has started but use caution as portages maybe rough at times.
Park staff is continuing to monitor ice conditions and have still not found sufficient load bearing ice to stake any more trails at this time.
In addition, use caution when traveling across the lake as some slush has developed along the trails and across the lake.
International Falls to Kettle Falls (Purple) – Not Open
Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama to Ash River (Green) – Open, staked
Ash River to Crane Lake (Green) – Open, staked, portages groomed
Chain of Lakes (Dashed Black) – Not Open
Ash River to Kettle Falls (Yellow) – Not Open
East Namakan to Sand Point Lake (Blue) – Open, staked
Rudder Bay (Orange) – 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.
Rainy Lake Ice Road- Not Open
Kabetogama Ice Road- Not Open
Echo Bay Ski Trail- Packed, and tracked
Black Bay Ski Trail- Packed, and novice loop tracked
Tilson Connector Trail- Packed, and tracked
KabAsh Trail- Open
Black Bay Beaver Pond Trail- Open, not packed
Blind Ash Bay Trail- Open, not packed
Oberholtzer Trail- Open, not packed
Sullivan Bay Trail- Open, not packed
Rainy Lake Recreation Trail- Open, not packed
Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski loans are available at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center.