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.