to Voyageurs National Park
Getting to the Park
Roads approach the park from four points along U.S. 53 between
Duluth and International Falls. There is a scheduled airline
service to International Falls, Hibbing and Fort Frances, Ontario,
Canada. Car rentals are available at airports. Transportation and lodging
are also available at the park's gateway communities.
A Boater's Park
With over 80,000 acres of water, Voyageurs National Park is a
boater's paradise. This is a unique park. With
less than 10 miles of roads, visitors must leave their cars behind for a
motorboat, tourboat, canoe, houseboat, kayak or sailboat.
Adventure into the solitude of a remote lake on the Kabetogama penninsula. Voyageurs National Park provides, free of
charge, boats and canoes on the following lakes: Locator, Quill,
Ek, Cruiser, Little Shoepack, Brown and Peary.
Watercraft are available on a first-come, first-served
basis. Reservations can be made one week in advance at a park
use the watercraft, fill out a visitor use agreement and pick up a key
at a visitor center. As about arranging for transportation service
to reach the trailheads.
Camping Voyageurs Style
You need a boat, all campsites are accessible
by water only.
All sites are free
All sites are occupied on a first-come, first-served
For site locations pick up the park's Camping,
Houseboating, Day Use brochure
Tenters may not camp in houseboat sites or day use
Houseboats may not stay overnight in tent sites or
day use sites
Day use sites are for picnics and day time
activities, but not for overnight stays
Group size limits - 9 in a small tent site (2 tent
pads), 18 in a large tent site (4 tent pads)
What is packed in will need to be packed out
We recommend you bring firewood - no cutting of live
or standing dead trees
Obey all closure signs
All food must be properly stored
Camping with Bears
Approximately 150 Black Bears live in Voyageurs National Park.
These bears symbolize the wilderness quality of northern Minnesota and
can be an enjoyable part of your visit. Unfortunately, each summer
numerous human-bear incidents cause significant property damage.
Clean campsites & use of food lockers help prevent campsite closures
and the trapping and relocation of bears.
Fishing in the park
If you plan to fish in the park get the
Minnesota Fishing Regulations. Know the regulations for
transportation, shipment and storage of fish. The Minnesota
Department of Natural Resources has established an experimental
fishing regulation for Rainy, Kabetogama, Namakan, Sand Point and Crane