Laws & Policies
The park regulations section provides a general list of common park regulation questions
The Compendium for Voyageurs National Park is the summary of rule making implemented under the discretionary authority of the Park Superintendent. It serves as public notice, allows for comment, and provides a list of activities requiring permits. It does not contain all of the laws and regulations about Voyageurs National Park, but does serve as a guide to frequent activities and regulation related questions.
The National Park Service is responsible for the promotion and regulation of use within the areas of its jurisdictions. Regulation of activities within National Park Service areas insures that use is consistent with the fundamental purpose of the National Park Service as stated in the Organic Act of 1916.
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under federal, Minnesota, and local law to possess firearms in Voyageurs National Park.
A variety of camping opportunities and ranger-led programs are yours to enjoy, but some activities may require a permit or reservation. Some activities may require a Commercial Use Permit or Special Use Permit, such as organized gatherings or business activities.