Explore Voyageurs

Explore Voyageurs National Park

Located 300 miles north of Minneapolis-St. Paul and stretching across 55 miles of the border country between Minnesota and Ontario, Voyageurs National Park is Minnesota’s only national park. The Park is one of the nation’s wildest, most remote and unique national parks, and is widely loved for its beauty and recreational opportunities.

Adventures abound in the Park. One can explore the four major lakes dotted with hundreds of isolated islands, or escape into the wild heart of the park, the Kabetogama Peninsula, which is ringed by water and strewn with inland lakes, towering pines, rugged cliffs, and swamps. The summer is prime season for boating, canoeing, camping, fishing, and hiking, and in the winter the Park is a choice destination for snowmobile vacations, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and winter camping.

Voyageurs National Park lies in the southern part of the Canadian Shield and is a premier example of the southern transitional boreal forest ecosystem. Shaped by at least four periods of glaciation, the topography of the Park is rugged and varied with rolling hills that are interspersed between bogs, beaver ponds, swamps, islands, and lakes. The land is also rich in human history and is named for the voyageurs, French-Canadian canoe-men who traveled these waters in their birch-bark canoes from the Great Lakes to the interior of the western United States and Canada during the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Voyageurs National Park has always been a place for those with adventurous spirits. Come to the park and connect with yours.

Visit the park web site: http://www.nps.gov/voya