Snowshoeing at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center
Be part of a winter tradition at Voyageurs National Park. Explore the park by snowshoe and see the park as the Ojibwe and Voyageurs once did. Snowshoe loans are available Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with a guided hike on Sundays at 1 p.m. (while the snow lasts).
Last week, park staff assisted Minnesota DNR research biologists with the annual bear den surveys in the park. Radio-collared sows are tracked using telemetry equipment to locate the animals in their dens. Measurements, blood samples, and weight are taken to determine the overall health of each animal. During the two-day survey, three adult females, one yearling cub, and two eight-week cubs were located.
Park Ranger Lisa Maass holding a cub during the survey. Photo courtesy National Park Service.