Winter in Voyageurs National Park is simply spectacular. It's quiet, it's exciting, and it's a completely different park than it is the summer.

No matter what activity you are into, be sure to check the status of trails and current conditions before your arrival.

Ice Fishing

Lake Kabetogama sees Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike, Perch, Crappie and Bass in the winter’s ice.  Bring your pop-up or your castle and roll out on the ice from the ice road.  Or rent a angers house or spear house from one of the local winter outfitters.

Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Echo Bay Trail, located in the Kabetogama Community, is just one of several groomed ski trails in the area.  The Blind Ash Bay and the Kab Ash trail are prefect for snowshoeing.


Hundreds of miles of groomed, marked trails on ice- and snow-covered lakes and through pine-filled northwoods forests await you for a snowmobiling experience unequaled anywhere. Lake Kabetogama offers many services and great pit-stops and is considered the central entrance to scenic Voyageurs National Park. Hundreds of trails within the park create a large loop that encompasses Kabetogama, Namakan, Rainy, Sand Point and Crane lakes. There are short portages between lakes, but it’s primarily laketop riding throughout the 110-mile network.

Snow Mobile Map

Ice Road and Sledding

Maintained and groomed by the National Park Service, you can travel the ice road from the Kabetogama Lake Visitor’s Center to the Sphunge Island Sled Hill.  How fun to sled on an island!!  The park sets out picnic tables and a couple of fire pits, so go equipped to make smores and warm your toes!