NORTHWEST ANGLE ICE ROAD OPENS
It’s official! The ice road to the NW Angle is open. Before January 2021 Minnesota’s NW Angle, the northernmost point in the contiguous U.S, ice anglers and winter guests could only access the Northwest Angle by driving through Canada about 40 miles before entering back into the United States or by a staked snowmobile trail across Lake of the Woods, however, that has all changed.
The NW Angle Guest Ice Road starts at Springsteel Resort in Warroad. The ice road makes its way north staying on U.S. ice up to the border cut trail, a road through a forest where it will end up connecting to one of the main roads at the Angle.
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to sunset contingent on weather and ice conditions. Road status will be monitored closely and may be subject to change without notice. Updates will be posted on the Northwest Angle Guest Ice Road Facebook page.
Cost: $145 per vehicle (Springsteel Resort to Sunset Lodge). Season passes are available.
Rules: 25 MPH speed limit. The road is not wheelhouse friendly. There will not be enough clearance and you will get stuck. Regular passenger vehicles and most trailers will be fine.
To purchase a pass, click here.
For more details, visit the Northwest Angle Guest Ice Road Facebook page.