Trail Snow Report
La Salle Lake State Recreation Area
Snow conditions 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. Larger patches of open ground are occurring, especially on south facing slopes in open sun.
Snowshoe Trails:Snowshoeing is still good for this time of year. Snow depth will vary from knee-deep 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 are closed through the rec area.
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. Watch for snow-buntings, woodcocks and a variety of hawks.
Open water remains where the creek enters and leaves LaSalle Lake. Use caution around the ice as conditions begin to deteriorate. (Remember, ice conditions are never 100% safe).
|Trail groomed? yes|
|Trail base: 2"|
|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 April 05, 2018. Local snow depth is 9".
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.