Northwest Angle Ice Road Set To Open in January

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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 will be charging in a few weeks.

When the ice is thick enough to accommodate vehicles, most likely early January 2021 through March 2021, visiting anglers will have the opportunity to purchase an ice road pass and drive their own vehicle across the frozen Lake of the Woods on a maintained ice road to the Northwest Angle.

The NW Angle Guest Ice Road will begin at Springsteel Resort in Warroad. The ice road will make 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)

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.

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