How Thick is Ice on Gunflint Trail Lakes?

Looking for current winter conditions on the Gunflint Trail? Check out our weekly winter reports!

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about ice conditions on Boundary Waters lakes in northeastern Minnesota, so we decided to take matters into our own hands and take some ice thickness measurements:

Bat Lake: 6″ as of Jan. 4th
Round Lake: 12″ as of Jan. 8th
Missing Link Lake: 10″ as of Jan 8th
Seagull Lake: 8″ as of Jan 8th

We’ve also received these reports:
Clearwater Lake: 5″ as of Jan. 6th
South Lake: 5″ as of Jan 3rd
Tuscarora Lake: 7″ as of Jan 4th
Gillis Lake: 3-4″ as of Jan 7th
Gunflint Lake: 3-5″ as of Jan 8th

Despite all that talk of the frigid conditions for the big Vikings/Seahawks game tomorrow, it’s been a pretty warm winter so far and this isn’t much ice for this time of year. Happily, there isn’t too much slush on the lakes. As always, be sure to use caution and common sense during your winter adventures and feel free to give us a call if you want up-to-date conditions.