Our Work

Photo by Christy Jacobs

Photo by Christy Jacobs

Voyageurs National Park Association has enabled the park to expand youth programming, promote environmental stewardship, and support its pursuit of completing public ownership of the park.



Recently, Voyageurs National Park Association:

  • Adopted a new mission statement and strategic plan
  • Received an NPS Director’s Partnership Award and two NPS Midwest Region Champion Awards
  • Empowered our 100th Minnesota high school student through the National Park Teen Ambassador program
  • Helped launch a multi-year wetland restoration initiative that will remove invasive cattails throughout Voyageurs and restore native plant communities like wild rice
  • Leveraged $20,000 in federal Centennial Challenge funds with private philanthropy to rehabilitate the Cruiser Lake Trail

Learn more about our programs:

Lifespan of a Building

By Beau Readman and Catherine Crawford National Park Service Imagine you are time traveling, your destination is a sandy beach on the northeast shore of Crane Lake, Minnesota, and the time is July 1880. You will encounter a beach that is edged with a forest of pine. You may see […]

Restoring Native Plants in Voyageurs

by Claire Kissane, National Park Service This summer, Voyageurs National Park will begin removing exotic cattails and restoring natural wetlands. The invasive cattails seen throughout the park are actually hybrids of non-native narrow-leaved cattails and native broad-leaved cattail, which has out-competed both parents species, resulting in the vast majority of […]

Seeking Experts to Help Reconstruct the Kettle Falls Overlook

Voyageurs National Park Association is seeking pro bono landscape architecture services as Voyageurs National Park begins planning the reconstruction of the Kettle Falls overlook in Minnesota’s National Park. Voyageurs National Park’s Kettle Falls has been a crossroads of travel and history for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. Kettle Falls was […]

Voyageurs National Park Announces Summer Hours of Operation

The Rainy Lake Visitor Center hours of operation are: May 5 – May 27, 2017: Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 4:30pm May 28 – September 30, 2017: Open seven days a week, 9am – 5pm The Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center hours of operation are: May 27 – May 28, 2017: […]