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  • Have questions? Call the info center for answers.
  • Get snow depth and trail conditions
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  • Ice is never 100 percent safe. Know these ice thickness guidelines for new clear ice.
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Welcome to the Bold North

Ice fishing, fat biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling. Outdoor recreation doesn't slow down during a Minnesota winter. Plan your Bold North adventure today!


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Inconsistent Ice

Ice conditions can vary greatly, even on the same body of water. Check the thickness and strength of ice at least every 150 feet. Learn more on the ice safety page.


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Does your shelter need a license?

Any ice shelter that doesn't collapse, fold or disassemble for transportation needs a shelter license. Get the details.