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Park closes ice roads, some trails

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Voyageurs National Park no longer is recommending travel on frozen lake surfaces within its boundaries.

Due to the warming weather and lack of snow, ice conditions are deteriorating, standing water is appearing on frozen lake surfaces, and bare ground is appearing on the safety portages.

Park trail markers and hazard signs no longer are able to remain upright so park staff have begun their removal.

The Rainy Lake Ice Road, Kabetogama Lake Ice Road, and all snowmobile routes are closed.

Other winter recreation trails in Voyageurs National park no longer are being maintained.

Visitors are welcome to still come and hike the Oberholtzer Trail and the Rainy Lake Recreation Trail as conditions permit.

Park staff would like to remind visitors that the Rainy Lake Visitor Center remains open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Thank you to all Voyageurs National Park visitors for making this a safe and enjoyable winter season.

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