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Voyageurs National Park Announces 2017 Fall Visitor Center Hours

The Kabetogama Lake and Ash River Visitor Centers will be closed for the season beginning Sunday, October 1, 2017. Both visitor centers will reopen in mid-May 2018. The Rainy Lake Visitor Center will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10:00am to 4:00pm from October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Look […]

Paddling Into the Past on Rainy Lake

Eric Grunwald, National Park Service It was a calm and warm mid-September day when my friend Jeff and I put our canoe in the water at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center boat ramp. Jeff is a park ranger at Grand Canyon National Park and I was excited to show him […]

Voyageurs National Park Association Announces New Elections to Board of Directors

Voyageurs National Park Association announced the election of three new members to the 2017 VNPA Board of Directors: Sharon Oswald Jim Bizal Megan Bond, JD VNPA couldn’t be more excited about their experience, ideas, wisdom, and passion for Voyageurs National Park. Sharon Oswald has worked in Minnesota’s nonprofit sector and […]

First Comment Period on Mining Study Comes to Close

The first public comment period on the study of risks to the Boundary Waters region from sulfide-ore copper mining ended on August 17. Here’s a quick video explaining the process. Over 126,000 comments were submitted. That’s a record high level of public engagement in any environmental review process in Minnesota and […]

Fall Ranger-led Boat Tours and Programs at Voyageurs National Park

Haven’t made it up to Voyageurs yet this season? There is still time to reserve a spot to explore the waters and islands of Minnesota’s national park. Ticket sales for tour boats stop 30 minutes prior to departure. Reservations are highly recommended. Call (877) 444-6777 or go online at www.recreation.gov. […]