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, […]

Wildlife Research Associate Position Open

Voyageurs National Park Association, in cooperation with Voyageurs National Park, is looking for qualified applicants to assist with data analysis and manuscript preparation related to a long-term field data set on American beavers in Voyageurs National Park. The work is part of an effort to understand the effects of hydroelectric […]

Major Step Towards Clean Air for Voyageurs, Isle Royale, Boundary Waters

After years of delay, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed to reassess whether coal burned at Minnesota’s largest power plant is reducing visi bility at Voyageurs, Isle Royale, and the Boundary Waters. The pollution created by the 37-year-old Xcel Energy Sherburne County Generating Station (Sherco), a coal-fired power plant, is […]

Backcountry Sites Closed For Flood Assessment

Due to recent high water levels within the park, all of the park’s backcountry trails, campsites, day use sites, and day use boat rentals have been closed. This closure does not affect most frontcountry boat-in campsites on the park’s four large lakes, Rainy, Namakan, Kabetogama, and Sand Point. Boat-in sites […]

Mapping the Mystery of Jack Ellsworth

The Ellsworth Rock Gardens, on the north shore of Kabetogama Lake, draw many visitors for their craftsmanship and their mysterious patterns. Natural stone has been fitted together at this unique site, and carefully arranged into hundreds of walls, sculptures, benches, flowerbeds, and stairs. Jack Ellsworth – a contractor from Chicago […]