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Mille Lacs Ice Report 1/26/2023

Ice Roads Provide Wheelhouse and Vehicle Access to the Mud Flats

The Red Door Resort access is open to Red Door members, season pass holders and – by weekend reservation – public wheelhouse traffic.  The resort access is also open to, without any reservation required, vehicle-only, side by side, ATV, snowmobile and walkout traffic.  The ice roads are open to all truck traffic including diesels starting this weekend.

For the weekend of Thursday, January 26th to Sunday, January 29th, all wheelhouse spots are reserved.  To make a wheelhouse reservation for future weekends, please visit our Weekend Wheelhouse Reservation blog post and link to the reservation form and to register and pre-pay for your weekend spot.  Please note that wheelhouse traffic is welcome during the week without any reservation required. 

The Red Door Resort ice roads are currently in good shape and provide access to both the sand breaks and the mud flats, including Weimer, Bomback, Pantry and Resort Flats.  A current ice road map is included below.  With the cold weather and wind, the Resort flat road may close to traffic over the weekend.

The longed for cold weather is finally happening.  Over the next week high temperatures are expected to stay in the single digits with low temperatures between negative 8 and negative 18 degrees.  Unfortunately, overnight Mille Lacs is expected to received another inch of snow.  The snow – though more certainly isn’t needed – in and of itself isn’t an issue; however, when the 1″ of snow is combined with gusting winds up to 30 miles per hour out of the south and then northwest tomorrow (Friday), visibility and drifting can become challenging on the lake.  The Ice Team will look forward to calmer conditions starting around midnight on Friday.

With 30 Fish House Rentals on Mille Lacs Lake, The Red Door Resort continues to have available rentals for mid-week and weekend stays though February.  Individuals with fish house rentals have been and will continue to be able to drive out to the rental houses. 

Have a great weekend and we look forward to hosting you at The Red Door Resort.

Lake Mille Lacs Ice Roads on the North End



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