Trail Snow Report
La Salle Lake State Recreation Area
Trails are still holding up through the rec area but are changing to late winter conditions. Settling of snow and icy conditions are occurring with the warm sunshine this past week. Some open ground is occurring on south facing slopes in open sun.
Snowshoe Trails:Snowshoeing is still good for this time of year. Snow depth will vary with 18-inches plus to to bare ground in the open, south facing areas. Conditions are more packed and can be icy on frequently used trails. Breaking your own trail will offer good snowshoeing.
Snowmobile Trails: Trails range from poor to fair to good depending on where you are. Bare spots and open areas on south facing slopes, curves and hill tops.
Other Nature Notes: Trumpeter swans, Canada geese and Great blue herons are returning to the area. Look for them along open water on LaSalle Creek and the Mississippi River. Bald eagles are returning to their nesting areas. Listen for the spring calls of purple finches, red and white-breasted nuthatches, chickadees and woodpeckers.
Open water remains where the creek enters and leaves LaSalle Lake. Use caution along the shore as the water is very cold. (Remember, ice conditions are never 100% safe).
|Trail groomed? yes|
|Trail base: 3"|
|Groomed mileage: 0.0|
There are no groomed ski trails, but you may ski or snowshoe anywhere in the Recreation Area except on trails groomed for snowmobiling. You can find groomed ski trails at Itasca State Park when conditions are favorable.
Last updated on March 21, 2018. Local snow depth is 13".
10221 County Road 9
Solway, MN 56678
From the north entrance of Itasca State Park, proceed north on Clearwater County Road 2 for 6 miles. Turn right onto Clearwater County Road 40 and proceed 4 miles. CR 40 becomes Hubbard County Road 9. The recreation area will be on your right, on the south side of the road.N47 20.819 W095 9.491
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Please contact Itasca State Park at 218-699-7251.