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. It is the visitor's responsibility to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws. State law prohibits the possession of rifles, shotguns and BB guns in public places such as Voyageurs National Park. In addition, federal law prohibits firearms in tour boats and certain facilities in this park; those places are posted with signs at public entrances. If you have questions, please contact the Chief of Visitor Protection.
For more information read Frequently Ask Questions about National Parks and Firearms.
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.