Winter Activities

Moosehorn is one of the few lodges that are open during the wonderful winter months on Kabetogama. Enjoy all Kab has to offer year round, here are ways to have fun on the ice and in the snow!

Check out more winter activities on the Lake Kabetogama Association page.
Find the status of ice roads, ski and snowmobile trails at Voyageur National Park’s planning page.


Enjoy the Scenery on Cross Country Skis
Slide across the surface as you experience the fantastic frozen wilderness. Cross country ski Echo Bay, Black Bay, or Tilson Creek trails. Contact the Rainy Lake Visitor Center about adult and child-sized skis, boots and poles available free-of-charge.

Explore on Snowshoe
Snow shoeing will take you places in the snow that you can’t get to otherwise. Explore the 2.5 mile Blind Ash Bay loop or the 1.7 mile Oberholtzer Trail by snowshoe. Contact the Rainy Lake Visitor Center about snowshoes available free-of-charge.

Get here in time for Icebox Days
Icebox Days is a fun event held in January in Voyageurs National Park. Known for its frozen turkey bowling, “smoosh” races, moonlight skiing, the infamous “Gizzard” runs and more. 

Experience Winter Wildlife
Lake Kabetogama and the surrounding area offers amazing opportunities for wildlife viewing. Perhaps you will see a moose or bald eagle, as they are among the species that call Voyageurs home; you might even hear a wolf pack howling.

Try Spear Fishing
While exciting trails run throughout Voyageur country, the best part is the absolute quietness that one finds while stopped in the middle of one of the frozen lakes.

Hit the Trails Snowmobiling
There are 110 miles of staked and groomed trails for cruising through the park. Check out the snowmobile trails map of Voyageur National Park and get ready to ride through the land and frozen lakes.

Bring your Ice Skates
There is an ice skating rink right on Kabetogama Lake. Ice skate rinks also at Sphunge Island, as well as in towns Orr, MN and Fort Frances.

Go Sledding
The Sphunge Island sledding hill is the official sledding hill of Voyageurs National Park. It has a small hill for younger children and a larger hill for older children and adults.

Rainy Lake Visitor Center
This visitor center is open year-round, Wednesday – Sunday from 10am to 4:30pm during the winter season.

Drive an Ice Road
The Kabetogama Lake Ice Road travels between the boat launches of the Ash River and Kabetogama Lake Visitor Centers. 

Go Ice Fishing
Reef Runner Fish Houses available right next door to Moosehorn. Please call for details and booking.

Voyageur National Park Events and Programs
Voyageurs National Park staff have some fun events planned for the winter months! From special wildlife speakers, to snowshoe hikes, to a painting workshop, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Visit the Koochiching County & Bronko Nagurski Historical Museum
From early Native culture to the present day, this museum will show you the history of local industry titans and tenacious settlers. Attached, the Bronko Nagurski Museum is the first museum dedicated to an individual football player. Open year-round except holidays, 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

The Northern Lights
When the sun sets over this vast, remote and unspoiled area, some are even lucky enough to experience the beautiful, colorful and dancing aurora borealis, or the spectacular “Northern Lights”.

See a Frozen Bog on the Bogwalk Boardwalk
Missed the bog during the warmer months? No worries, because it’s open year-round! Located in Orr, MN . This accessible, half-mile boardwalk across the bog provides nature enthusiasts of all ages and abilities with easy access to the winter side of this beautiful wetland scenery.

Beginning in 2019/2020, Moosehorn is now keeping three cabins open for winter accommodations:

#2 Timberwolf, #8 Moose Villa, #9 Cubby Bear

#2 Timberwolf
#8 Moose Villa
#9 Cubby Bear

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