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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Ranger-led Snowshoe Hikes

Gather your family and friends and join a park ranger for a guided snowshoe hike in Voyageurs National Park. Learn the basics of snowshoeing, the history of the first snowshoes, and explore a different park habitat each week. Saturday, January 25, 2014, 2:00 to 3:30 pm Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2:00 to 3:30 pm Saturday, […]

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1/22/2014 Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report

All snowmobile trails in the park are open and staked.  Snowmobile trails are in good condition with some drifting on larger lake surfaces. Please remember the snowmobile speed limit within the park is 45 mph on frozen lake surfaces and 25 mph on all overland portages. Speed limit signs are posted at trailheads and overland […]

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Mukooda Lake Closed to Lake Trout Harvest

Mukooda Lake in Voyageurs National Park will be closed to lake trout harvest effective January 15, 2014. The rule will be published in the state register prior to the start of the lake trout angling season opener. While fishing on or in Mukooda Lake waters, angling for lake trout is limited to catch and release […]

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Park Research on Loons Published in The Journal of Wildlife Management

Research efforts by Voyageurs National Park staff including Steve Windels and Jennifer Fox, as well as former VNPA Executive Director Cory MacNulty, made the cover of The Journal of Wildlife Management. From their article “Effects of Water-Level Management on Nesting Success of Common Loons:” “Results demonstrate that water-level management can be altered to benefit productivity of […]

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Volunteer Opportunities at Voyageurs National Park

Every year, volunteers at Voyageurs National Park donate nearly 10,000 hours. The park greatly benefits from its dedicated supporters. Volunteers operate visitor centers, tend the ethno-botanical garden, and help with many other projects. The park is seeking area residents to assist with the following opportunities: Immediate Needs: Rainy Lake Visitor Center Volunteer (Rainy Lake): Meet […]

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Why a National Park Needs a Greenhouse

By John Snyder, Voyageurs National Park  Did you know Voyageurs is one of the few national parks with a greenhouse and nursery? The vegetation program at Voyageurs National Park is focused on maintaining or improving the biodiversity of native plant species in the park. Nature is pretty resilient, but park staff try to lend a […]

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Give to the Max Day 2013

                          Minnesota’s Annual Give Together. One Day. Your National Park. Help Voyageurs National Park Association protect and promote everything you love about Voyageurs National Park. Give to the Max Day is an amazing opportunity for VNPA to leverage more dollars to support Minnesota’s […]

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Voyageurs National Park Reopens to Visitors

Voyageurs National Park reopens to visitors today! Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. Voyageurs National Park has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations. “We are excited and happy to be back at work and welcome visitors to […]

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National Public Lands Day

  On September 28, 175,000 volunteers at nearly 2,200 public land sites across the U.S. celebrated the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. At Voyageurs National Park, 37 enthusiastic and nature-loving volunteers joined in on the fun at our annual […]

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