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Voyageurs National Park Cautions Users About Ice Conditions

December 8, 2011
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Date: December 7, 2011
Contact: Chuck Remus, 218-283-6600

As the ice forms on area lakes, Voyageurs National Park staff cautions the public about ice conditions in the park – located in far northern Minnesota. As of December 5, 2011, Rainy, Namakan and Sand Point lakes still have large areas of open water. The ice that has formed is highly variable in thickness and is not strong enough to support snowmobile or vehicle travel. At this time ice travel is not recommended on any lake surface due to inadequate ice thickness. The public is cautioned to be extremely careful if travelling on area lakes. Regular winter ice and trail condition reports will be available on our website at www.nps.gov/voya when conditions become safe.

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