Voyageurs National Park’s Water Levels Receding; Reopening of Closed Campsites

The waters within Voyageurs National Park have receded in some areas of the park allowing park staff to repair and clean previously closed campsites and trails. The following areas will reopen starting Monday, July 21, 2014.

Kabetogama Lake:

All campsites

Happy Landing (K11) continues to be closed through August 1, 2014 due to eagles nesting

Namakan Lake:

All campsites

Hammer Bay South closed through the 2014 season due to necessary long term repairs

Sand Point Lake:

All campsites


All campsites

All day use

All trails

The waters on Rainy Lake continue daily to recede. However, water levels are still two to three feet above park docks so campsites with docks remain closed until further notice.  Please note, there are over 130 small and large campsites and houseboat sites open and ready for visitors on Rainy Lake!

Visitors who wish to rebook reservations for campsites or backcountry boat rentals may do so starting July 21, 2014 at

For updates and or changes to this press release please visit the park’s website at

Photo of roasting marshmallow by Nina Hale, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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