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Voyageurs National Park High Water Alert Brings Some Campsite Closures

Voyageurs National Park Rangers urge caution when visiting the park due to high water levels. Over the past week, northern Minnesota has received large amounts of rainfall, making for hazardous conditions in some areas.

All docks within Voyageurs National Park are submerged, extremely slippery, and some campsites have water encroaching on them. Floating debris and additional rock hazards can be found throughout the four main lakes in the park.

Due to hazardous conditions, park personnel have closed a total of 24 campsites on the park’s new reservation system through June 30, 2014. All other sites are open. The closed sites are as follows:

Backcountry
All campsites
All day use canoes

Frontcountry
Kabetogma Lake
Bald Rock (K1)
Peterson Point (K25)

Namakan Lake
Day Marker 23 (N5)
Voyageurs Narrows (N41)

Sand Point Lake
Browns Bay View (S3)
King Pin (S10)
Burnt Island (S4)
More

Rainy Lake
Lyle Mine Island (R93)
Dryweed Island (R11)
Loon Bay (R63)
Saginaw Bay (R22)
Kempton Entrance East (R91)

Sunrise Point (R26)
Rainy Lake Group Campsite (R74)
Kawawia Island (R16)
Virgin Island South (R27)

3 Responses to Voyageurs National Park High Water Alert Brings Some Campsite Closures

  1. Hi Michael,
    We’ll be updating you with the latest park condition information as it becomes available. The water is receding, but of course, how quickly everything will be back to normal all depends on the weather. If you have a specific question about recreation opportunities in August, please let us know or call the Rainy Lake Visitor Center at 218-286-5258. Hope that helps!

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