Frequently Asked Questions
How many acres are in Voyageurs?
How many acres of land are in Voyageurs?
How many acres of water are in Voyageurs?
How many miles of shoreline are there in Voyageurs?
How many islands are there in Voyageurs?
Where can I camp in the park?
Where can I camp near the park if I do not have a boat?
The Woodenfrog State Forest Campground provides space for tent and recreational vehicle camping. The campground is located on the shore of Kabetogama Lake. A boat launch and swimming beach are available that provide immediate access to the waters of Voyageurs National Park. For more information, call (218) 365-7229.
A smaller campground is available in the community of Ash River, which is also a gateway to Voyageurs National Park. For more information, call (218) 365-7229.
Is there lodging in the park?
Is the park open year-round?
The Rainy Lake Visitor Center is the only visitor center open in the winter. From October 1 through December 31 it is open from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and January through late May from 10:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
During late fall and early spring the park can be difficult to access while the lakes are in the process of either freezing or melting. There are trails that can be accessed by car, although actual trail conditions during late fall and early spring vary greatly from year to year. Call the Rainy Lake Visitor Center (218-286-5258 or 1-888-381-2873) in advance for current conditions.
Do I need a permit to visit Voyageurs National Park?
What kind of wildlife will I see and where will I have the chance to see wildlife at the park?
Wolves and moose are the two species most commonly sought, and less frequently seen. Black bears, white-tailed deer, bald eagles and common loons are more commonly spotted by park visitors.
Visitors have the best opportunity to spot moose and wolves on the interior trails of the Kabetogama Peninsula. Bears, loons, white-tailed deer and bald eagles are commonly seen on a naturalist-led boat tour.
Is there anything I need to know about visiting bear country?
Most developed campsites in the park are equipped with a metal food storage locker. Place all groceries, pet food, lotions, toothpaste, sunscreen, and garbage in the locker to keep it away from bears and other curious park animals.
If you are staying in an area without a food locker, you should hang your food, garbage and other scented items from a tree branch at least ten feet up from the ground, ten feet out from the trunk, and four feet down from the branch. Check at a visitor center if you have any questions.
What should I bring for safe travel in the park?
Do cell phones work in the park?
Can I rent a boat in the park?
Did You Know?
Your choice in fishing tackle can have an effect on park wildlife. It takes only one lead sinker to kill a loon. Non-lead alternatives are available in local stores and at Voyageurs National Park visitor centers.