Summer Boat Tour Reservations Available

Get an early start to your summer plans. Reserve your seat today on a boat tour of Voyageurs National Park! Tours begin on June 15, and depart from the Rainy Lake and Kabetogama Lake Visitor Centers. For a complete schedule, visit You may purchase tickets today by visiting or by calling (877) 444-6777.

Voyageurs National Park’s Campsite Reservation Program Is Underway

Voyageurs National Park’s new reservation/fee amenity program is up and running on The 51 campsites on the reservation system are filling fast. Don’t miss your opportunity to reserve yours! Here’s how to find and reserve a campsite using the new system: Where it says “Search for places and activities” choose Voyageurs National Park. Select “Permits […]

Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Condition Report April 2, 2014

All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are still open at this time. Grooming on all trails has finished for the season. The Kab – Ash and Rainy Lake Ice Roads are no longer open and are not being maintained. Expect trail conditions to deteriorate as temperatures rise. Weekly updates will […]

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Reflecting on a Park Service Career

By Geoffrey M. Smith, Aquatic Ecologist, Voyageurs National Park I began my National Park Service career volunteering for Joshua Tree National Monument in the fall of 1978. I was involved in putting together an innovative environmental education program which the Park was developing. I also had a chance to give my first interpretive star program under […]

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Tourism to Voyageurs National Park creates Over $16 Million in Economic Benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 214,841 visitors to Voyageurs National Park in 2012 spent over $16 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 225 jobs in the local area. “This growth over the last few years means that for every $1 spent by tax payers to run Voyageurs National […]

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Campsite Reservations Go Live Online April 1

In 2013, Voyageurs National Park completed a three year Civic Engagement process with the public to determine if campsite reservations and fees were warranted for the park. After holding multiple public meetings and gathering public comments park officials determined the majority of the public supported the program. Despite a moratorium on new or modified fees, […]

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Voyageurs National Park Association Makes and Marks History. A $150,000 Landmark Grant for Voyageurs National Park.

Voyageurs National Park Association announces a three-year Landmark Grant commitment to Voyageurs National Park. In 2015, Voyageurs National Park Association (VNPA) celebrates its 50th anniversary and the park’s 40th anniversary. The Landmark Grant kicks off three years of projects in celebration of Voyageurs and ushers in the next 50 years with an exciting vision and […]

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Advocacy Alert: Support Clean Water for Your Park

Voyageurs National Park is one of the nation’s few water-based national parks, with more than 84,000 acres of water. Unfortunately, those waters are being negatively affected by human impact stressors, such as wastewater from existing developments throughout the region. This water quality degradation threatens the long-term health of the park’s aquatic ecosystems and water recreation […]

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Winter Conditions at Voyageurs

The 2014 winter season has turned out to have some of the best conditions in recent years. The park experienced good ice conditions early, but a fairly heavy snowfall caused slush to form and delayed trail openings for a couple of weeks. When this slush finally froze or decreased to a point for safe travel […]

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VNPA Helps Re-Open Rainy Lake Visitor Center on Sundays

They’ve seen the snow, now they want to see you. The Rainy Lake Visitor Center will now be open Wednesday through Sunday, February 2 – March 30, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. Financial support for extended visitor center hours provided by Voyageurs National Park Association. Thank you to our generous supporters who made this possible! […]

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