Bald Eagle Nesting Areas Reopened In Voyageurs National Park
Contact: Lee Grim, (218) 283-6680
Three of the park’s 239 developed visitor use camping and houseboat sites, near bald eagle nest sites occupied by breeding pairs, were temporarily closed to campers and other human activities in early May. After the young leave the nest, which usually occurs by the middle of August, these temporarily closed park areas are reopened for public use. The sites affected by the temporary closures (Namakan Lake — Sexton Island (N 62) campsite; Rainy Lake — Skipper Rock Island (R45) and Sand Bay South (R25) houseboat sites) are now reopened to visitor use.
Superintendent Mike Ward said, “We really appreciate the cooperative actions of our visitors in this effort to ensure the continued success of a sustainable bald eagle population.”
Voyageurs National Park – Celebrating 35 years!
Did You Know?
Voyageurs National Park experienced a large, lightning-ignited fire on the Kabetogama Peninsula in 2004. This young eagle survived the fire and returned to its former nesting tree in time for park researchers to take this photo!