Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park is 218,054 acres of water and woods and lies within the heart of the North American Continent.  Here you can see and touch rocks half as old as the Earth, experience the life of a voyageur, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a boreal forest, view the dark skies, or ply the interconnected water routes.

Leave your car behind and set out on the water highways of the North Woods.

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Latitude: 48.600111 Longitude: -93.164482 Elevation: 1096 ft

Recreational Opportunities

Fishing, swimming, motorboating, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, hiking, sightseeing, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, birdwatching, tours, cultural sites, wildlife viewing, ski rentals, free snowshoe loan programs, ranger-led programs and activities, North Canoe trips, guided canoe programs, Hike to Health Trails Passport Programs for 19 hiking trails within the park, and Ethno-botanical Garden 

Seasons Accessible

4 seasons, spring, summer, fall, winter


Entrance fees do not apply. Reservations and fees required for all overnight tent camping at

Accessibility Notes

Multiple accessible trails, visitor centers, boat tours, and historic sites

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed on the Oberholtzer Hiking Trail, in developed areas as long as they are on at least a 6 foot leash and attended at all times. 

Pets are allowed in visitor centers for those who use working animals.


Are there house boats to rent in the park or near the park?

Dorothy Schumacher , 7/4/2016

Are there campgrounds for pop-ups near the park? Yes. There is a Minnesota State Forest Campground on Kabetogama Lake called Woodenfrog campground. It hosts 65 sites and are pay at the Iron Ranger (slip funds into the post). No reservations necessary. There is also a private campground on Rainy Lake called Birch Point Camp. Reservations are needed there. Tawnya Schoewe, Voyageurs National Park

Annemarie, 7/6/2016

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