Trail Snow Report

Putnam/Fishing Lakes - Bear Island State Forest

Trail conditions:

The Putnam/Fishing Lakes Snowmobile trails are open but very rough. They remain ungroomed due to lack of snow and the swamps not having enough ice. The wetlands areas are especially rough due to frozen ruts, hummocks, etc and not enough snow. The trail crew is packing the trails so the swamps/wetlands will freeze thick enough to support grooming equipment. Trail use is not recommended, please use extreme caution and travel at your own risk.

Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 17.0

The trail(s):
The Putnam and Fishing Lakes Trails traverse forested, rolling topography through birch, ash, and pine stands. Several small lakes dot the landscape along these scenic trails.

Last updated on December 07, 2018. Local snow depth is 1-6".

Getting there

650 Hwy 169
Tower, MN 55790

The trail may be accessed from the Taconite State Trail as well as the Iron Ore and Taconite Spur Grant-In-Aid trails.

Parking is available at the Taconite State Trail trailhead in Tower.


Phone: 218-300-7841
Email: [email protected]
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