Voyageurs National Park Begins Buoy Placement

Voyageurs National Park Begins Buoy Placement

Voyageurs began placing hazard markers and other buoys within park boundaries on April 20, 2017. Park staff will make every effort to place buoys in a timely manner for the upcoming 2017 summer season. Voyageurs National Park encourages boaters to use extreme caution when traveling waterways due to low water […]

Tourism to Voyageurs National Park creates $24,601,600 in Economic Benefits

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 241,911 visitors to Voyageurs National Park in 2016 spent $19,780,200 in communities near the park. That spending supported 310 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefits to the local economy of $24,601,600. “Voyageurs National Park welcomes visitors from […]

Comment period opens for environmental review of sulfide-ore copper mining

Environmental review will determine whether sensitive lands should be removed from the federal mining program Recently, the U.S. Forest Service announced a two-year pause on mining activities in approximately 234,000 acres of the Superior National Forest, a vital portion of the Rainy River Watershed, which flows into the Boundary Waters […]

Congress Passes National Park Service Centennial Act

After an all-night voting session, Congress closed the Centennial year with a significant investment in the future of our National Parks. The last-minute passage of the National Park Service Centennial Act (H.R. 4680) last weekend will have long term benefits for Voyageurs National Park, Voyageurs National Park Association, and parks […]

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