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July 07, 2014
Voyageurs National Park’s Backcountry Closed For Flood Damage Assessment
The park is open, but due to recent high water levels within the park, all of the park’s Backcountry trails, campsites, day use sites, and day use boat rentals have been temporarily closed for flood assessment.

April 25, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Association Taking Applications for Teen Ambassadors
The park is encouraging teens from its gateway communities and the Twin Cities to apply to be a National Park Teen Ambassador this summer. The application deadline is May 9, 2014.

April 24, 2014
Voyageurs National Park At Midwest Mountaineering Expo in Minneapolis
Visitors to the nation’s 36th national park can stop by Voyageurs National Park’s booth at the Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo to be held April 25, 26 & 27, 2014 in Minneapolis.

April 16, 2014
Local Artist Donates Painting to Voyageurs National Park
Voyageurs National Park is pleased to announce the donation of artwork from local artist, Cherie Serrano.

April 16, 2014
Voyageurs National Park’s Tour Boat Reservations Available Now
Get an early start to your summer plans by reserving a seat aboard the park’s 49-passenger vessel, the Voyageur or the 22-passenger vessel, the Borealis and experience the park in a whole new way.

April 09, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Final Winter Ice and Trail Condition Report for Season
All snowmobile trails and ice roads in the park are closed. Ski trails and snowshoe trails in the park remain open as snow and ice conditions permit.

April 02, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Condition Report April 2, 2014
All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are still open at this time. Grooming on all trails has finished for the season.

March 26, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Condition Report for March 26, 2014
While the calendar says it is spring, winter just doesn't seem to want to let go. But with the intermittent warm and cold temps, trail and lake conditions have been changing rapidly.

March 19, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Condition Report for March 19, 2014
Snowmobile trails in the park are in fair condition thanks in part to the park’s gateway community snowmobile clubs: International Voyageur, Ash River – Kabetogama Snowdrifters, and Voyageur Trail Society.

March 18, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Partners With The International Falls Public Library To Offer Ranger-led Programs
Gather your children, friends, and family and join a park ranger on Tuesday evening’s in April for an interactive program at the International Falls Public Library.

March 12, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report for March 12, 2014
Snowmobile trails are in fair condition with pockets of slush showing up on lake surfaces.

March 05, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report for March 5, 2014
Snowfall has picked up over the last few weeks, creating a great opportunity to experience Voyageurs National Park by snowshoe.

February 26, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report for February 26, 2014
Snowmobile trails in the park are in excellent shape thanks in part to the park’s gateway community snowmobile clubs: International Voyageur, Ash River – Kabetogama Snowdrifters, and Voyageur Trail Society.

February 21, 2014
Ranger-led Snowshoe Hikes Offered at Voyageurs National Park through Mid-March
Gather your family and friends and join a park ranger for a guided snowshoe hike in Voyageurs National Park.

February 19, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report for February 19, 2014
Enjoy the ease of snowmobiling on groomed surfaces at Voyageurs National Park thanks in part to the park's gateway community snowmobile clubs: International Voyageur, Ash River – Kabetogama Snowdrifters, and Voyageur Trail Society.

February 12, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report February 12, 2014
Enjoy the ease of snowmobiling on groomed surfaces at Voyageurs National Park thanks in part to the park’s gateway community snowmobile clubs: International Voyageur, Ash River – Kabetogama Snowdrifters, and Voyageur Trail Society.

February 05, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report February 5, 2014
All snowmobile trails in the park are open and staked. Snowmobile trails are in great condition with portages being groomed weekly. Most trails along lake surfaces are also being groomed weekly, making for excellent riding conditions.

January 30, 2014
New Winter Hours at Voyageurs National Park’s Rainy Lake Visitor Center
The Rainy Lake Visitor Center will now be open Wednesday through Sunday, from February 2 – March 30, from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.

January 29, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report January 29, 2014
The Rainy Lake Visitor Center is now open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. During business hours, the visitor center offers maps, information, hot cocoa, snowshoe loans, and cross-country ski rentals. All snowmobile trails in the park are open and staked.

January 23, 2014
Ranger-led Snowshoe Hikes Offered at Voyageurs National Park
Gather your family and friends and join a park ranger for a guided snowshoe hike in Voyageurs National Park.

January 22, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report January 22, 2014
All snowmobile trails in the park are open and staked. Snowmobile trails are in good condition with some drifting on larger lake surfaces. Please remember the snowmobile speed limit within the park is 45 mph on frozen lake surfaces and 25 mph on all overland portages. Speed limit signs are posted at trailheads and overland portages.

January 15, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report January 15, 2014
All snowmobile trails in the park are open and staked. Snowmobile trails are in good condition with some drifting on larger lake surfaces.

January 08, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report January 8, 2014
The purple and yellow snowmobile trails leading up to Kettle Falls along Rainy Lake and Namakan Lake are open and staked. The green trail from Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake, Ash River, and Crane Lake is open and staked. All other snowmobile trails are closed at this time. The Rainy Lake Ice Road is open to the Black Bay Ski Trail.

December 31, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report, December 31, 2013
The purple trail to Kettle Falls on the Rainy Lake is open and staked, and the green trail from Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River is open and staked. All other snowmobile trails are not open at this time, but ice checking continues throughout the park. Snowshoe trails are open, and most ski trails are open, packed, with one tracked.

December 24, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report December 24, 2013
The purple trail to Kettle Falls on the Rainy Lake is open and staked, and the green trail from Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River is open and staked. All other snowmobile trails are not open at this time, but ice checking continues throughout the park. Snowshoe trails are open, and most ski trails are open, packed, with some tracked.

December 18, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report December 18, 2013
The only snowmobile trail open and staked in the park is the green trail from Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama Lake to Ash River. All other snowmobile trails are closed. Most snowshoe and ski trails are open, packed, but not yet tracked.

December 18, 2013
Voyageurs National Park’s Rainy Lake Visitor Center Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
Voyageurs National Park's Rainy Lake Visitor Center will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

December 10, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report - December 10, 2013
The snowmobile trails are not open at this time and travel is not recommended in any areas along the lake surface.

November 19, 2013
Voyageurs National Parks Rainy Lake Visitor Center Closed Thanksgiving Day
Voyageurs National Park’s Rainy Lake Visitor Center will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2013 for Thanksgiving Day. The visitor center will be open Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

September 05, 2013
You Are Invited; Heart of the Continent Partnership Quarterly Meeting
September 5, 2013 – The Heart of the Continent Partnership (HOCP) will be holding its quarterly meeting in the Grand Marais/Gunflint area Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4, 2013 at YMCA Camp Menogyn.

September 05, 2013
The Ghosts of Voyageurs Come Alive at Voyageurs National Park
Join Voyageurs National Park staff for an evening lantern-lit journey to experience the people and past of Voyageur country.

August 23, 2013
2013 bald eagle nesting areas reopened in voyageurs national park
Three of the park’s 238 developed visitor use camping and houseboat sites and one undeveloped area that were affected by temporary closures in May to protect bald eagle nesting pairs are now reopened for public use.

August 07, 2013
Nature Valley Partners with America’s National Parks
The Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club recently received an $18,000 grant from Nature Valley, a granola bar company and its fundraising partner, The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to purchase trees to plant along the Rat Root River.

August 01, 2013
A Bike Ride to Honor the Fallen
In the spring of 2013, Voyageurs National Park’s Ranger/Pilot, Steve Mazur, teamed up with Law Enforcement United, Inc. members on a fundraising bike ride “A Road to Hope” to honor his friend - Park Ranger Margaret Anderson who died in the line of duty on January 1, 2012 in Mount Rainier National Park.

June 06, 2013
VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK RECEIVES 2013 ACTIVE TRAILS GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
Voyageurs National Park is one of 22 national parks across the country selected to receive a 2013 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.

May 21, 2013
Bald Eagle Nesting Areas Protected in Voyageurs National Park 2013
Voyageurs National Park biologists located bald eagle nests within the park boundary on April 10, 2013 while conducting the 41st consecutive spring aerial survey (1973-2013) to determine the number and location of nesting pairs present

May 15, 2013
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Voyageurs National Park Release New Short Film to Combat Invasive Species
Voyageurs National Park in partnership with the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative just completed a short film about the risk invasive species pose to natural landscapes.

May 09, 2013
VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK RECEIVES 2013 TICKET TO RIDE GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
Voyageurs National Park has been selected to receive a 2013 “Ticket to Ride” grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF).

May 07, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Completes 2013 Moose Population Survey
Wildlife biologists at Voyageurs National Park recently completed an aerial survey of the park’s moose population.

May 03, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Announces New Summer Hours of Operation
Voyageurs National Park visitor centers begin new summer operations this weekend.

April 23, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report April 23, 2013
With the warm weather, trail conditions in the park have deteriorated into poor conditions. All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are closed for the season. This will be the last trail report of the season.

April 18, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Announces National Park Week Open House and Kids Art Contest Winners
Voyageurs National Park is hosting a National Park Week Open House at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors may view the Kids Art Contest entries, attend the award ceremony, enjoy refreshments, and participate in an afternoon of programs.

April 17, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report April 17, 2013
With the warm weather, trail conditions in the park are starting to deteriorate. All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park remain open but there are some bare spots on the lake surfaces and portage trails.

April 10, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report April 10, 2013
With the warm weather, trail conditions in the park are starting to deteriorate. All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park remain open but there are some bare spots on the lake surfaces and portage trails.

April 08, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Taking Applications for Teen Ambassadors
In 2012, the National Park Service, Voyageurs National Park Association, and Wilderness Inquiry partnered together to launch the first-ever National Park Teen Ambassador program. Voyageurs National Park is excited to announce the continuation of this program in 2013.

April 03, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report April 3, 2013
All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are open at this time. Grooming on all trails has finished for the season. The Kabetogama Lake and Rainy Lake Ice Roads are closed for the season.

March 27, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report March 27 2013
All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are open. The Kabetogama Lake Ice Road is closed for the season. The Rainy Lake Ice Road is open from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center to Rainy Lake City

March 13, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report March 13, 2013
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota: With the addition of new snow, all snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are open and in excellent condition.

March 12, 2013
Interpretive Ranger-Led Programs Offered Through April at Voyageurs National Park
Gather your kids, friends, and family and join a park ranger for a Saturday program at Voyageurs National Park’s Rainy Lake Visitor Center.

March 06, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report March 6, 2013
All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are open and in excellent condition. Over the past week, off-trail slush conditions have improved, but slush may redevelop quickly when warmer temperatures and sun return.

March 06, 2013
Voyageurs National Park’s Snow Removal May Be Delayed
Visitors may see reduction in clearing of the Rainy Lake Ice Road, the Kab-Ash Ice Road, and the entrance to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center over the weekends.

February 27, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report Feb. 27, 2013
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota: All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are open and in excellent condition. Beware of hazardous slush conditions off of the groomed snowmobile trails.

February 21, 2013
Snowmobile Shelters in Voyageurs
Polaris Industries Inc. Donation Brings New Snowmobile Shelters to Voyageurs National Park

February 20, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report Feb. 20, 2013
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota: All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are open and in excellent condition.

February 19, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Announces the Tenth Annual Kids Art Contest
Voyageurs National Park is proud to announce the 10th Annual Kids Art Contest in honor of National Park Week. Children from pre-school through sixth grade are invited to enter the contest by creating a new painting or drawing that illustrates the theme: Enjoy the View!

February 13, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Feb. 13 2013
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota: With the addition of new snow, all snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are open and in excellent condition.

February 13, 2013
St Thomas School Visits Voyageurs National Park for Community Appreciation Day
St. Thomas School, International Falls, MN participated in Community Appreciation Day. The students voted on which community organization they wanted to thank and the class picked Voyageurs National Park!

February 08, 2013
Voyageurs National Park to Collar Moose and Wolves February 8 2013
Voyageurs National Park plans to capture up to 6 adult moose to attach state-of-art Global Positioning System (GPS) collars in February 2013 as part of a continuing project to investigate the potential effects of climate change and other factors on the long-term viability of moose in the park.

February 06, 2013
National Park Trust Offers Kids to Parks Day School Contest
The National Park Trust is once again hosting the Kids to Parks (KTP) Day School Contest. The purpose of the contest is to help teachers engage their students with their local parks. This national contest is open to all schools across the country and in the U.S. territories. Students can submit proposals for a KTP event to National Park Trust,401 East Jefferson Street, Suite 203, Rockville, MD 20850.

February 06, 2013
Snowshoeing at Voyageurs National Park
Gather your kids, friends, and family and join a park ranger for a guided snowshoe hike in Voyageurs National Park. Different habitats in the park will be explored each week.

January 31, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report January 31 2013
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota: With the new snowfall, all snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are open and in excellent condition.

January 23, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report Jan 23 2013
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minnesota: All snowmobile trails, ski trails, and snowshoe trails in the park are open and are generally in good condition.

January 17, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report January 17 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report for January 17, 2013. All Snowmobile, ski, and snowshoe, trails are open in generally good condition.

January 11, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Jan. 11 2013
All snowmobile trails in the park are open except the Chain of Lakes Trail on the Kabetogama Peninsula. Trails were generally in good condition, but with the recent rain conditions, have deteriorated.

January 10, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Postpones Discussions of Reservations and Fees in Duluth Due to Weather
Park officials will postpose tonight’s Civic Engagement discussions with the community of Duluth due to impending weather this evening. A new date and time for the discussion will be scheduled and a new press release will be issued.

January 08, 2013
Night Light Snowshoe Hike at Voyageurs National Park
Come celebrate Icebox Days with a Night Light Snowshoe Hike in Voyageurs National Park. Afterwards, enjoy a warm campfire with friends. Snowshoes are provided.

January 03, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report 1/3/13
VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK WINTER ICE AND TRAIL CONDITIONS REPORT 1/3/13

December 28, 2012
Voyageurs National Park to Continue Discussions of Reservations and Fees in Crane Lake and Duluth
Park officials will return to visiting with and discussing a proposed campsite reservation and amenity fee program with the public on January 7 and January 10, 2013.

December 27, 2012
Voyageurs National Parks Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report 12/27/12
Voyageurs National Park’s Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report

December 11, 2012
Voyageurs National Park Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report12/11/12
Over the past week, ice conditions have improved slightly, and ice checking is ongoing.

December 06, 2012
Voyageurs National Park Announces Winter Holiday Hours 2012
Voyageurs National Park Announces Holiday Hours

November 21, 2012
Voyageurs National Park to Continue Discussions of Reservations and Fees in the Twin Cities
On December 15, 2012 park officials will return to visiting with and discussing a proposed campsite reservation and amenity fee program with the public

November 19, 2012
Voyageurs National Park’s Rainy Lake Visitor Center Closed Thanksgiving Day
Voyageurs National Park's Rainy Lake Visitor Center Closed Thanksgiving Day

November 06, 2012
Polaris Industries Inc. and Voyageurs National Park Association Partner on Warming Huts in Minnesota’s National Park
Polaris Industries Inc. and Voyageurs National Park Association (VNPA) recently partnered to enhance snowmobile safety and trail access in Voyageurs National Park. Polaris is funding the construction of three new warming huts, which will keep snowmobilers warm and safe and house trail maps and other park educational material.

October 09, 2012
BUOY REMOVAL AND NO HUNTING IN VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK REMINDER 2012
Beginning October 8, 2012, park staff will begin the effort to remove all hazard markers and regulatory buoys within the park, as weather conditions allow.

August 27, 2012
Teen Ambassadors Paddle Voyageurs National Park and Advise the Park Service
National Park Teen Ambassadors from the Twin Cities and International Falls recently returned from an outdoor learning expedition in Voyageurs National Park.

August 24, 2012
Voyageurs National Park to Complete Discussions of Reservations and Fees with Gateway Communities
Starting August 23, 2012, park officials will return to visiting with and discussing a proposed campsite reservation and amenity fee program with various stakeholders and the public.

August 06, 2012
Volunteer at your National Park!
The two-day volunteer blitz brings together park stewards from all over Minnesota while providing tangible project results for Voyageurs.

July 27, 2012
BALD EAGLE NESTING AREAS REOPENED IN VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK 2012
Four of the park’s 239 developed visitor use camping and houseboat sites and one undeveloped area that were affected by temporary closures in May to protect bald eagle nesting pairs are now reopened for public use.

May 29, 2012
Once in a Lifetime Solar Event – View the Transit of Venus at Voyageurs National Park
This transit of Venus is a once in a lifetime solar event. The next time a transit happens is the year 2117.

May 15, 2012
View the Partial Solar Eclipse at Voyageurs National Park
Using special filters to look directly at the sun, join a “Dark” Ranger at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center to view the partial solar eclipse.

May 02, 2012
Rainy Lake Visitor Center Bike Trail Construction Has Resumed
Construction on the new Rainy Lake Visitor Center bike trail in Voyageurs National Park has resumed.

April 25, 2012
bald eagle nesting areas protected in voyageurs national park Summer 2012
Voyageurs National Park biologists located 72 bald eagle nests within the park boundary on April 11, 2012, 34 adult pairs were observed incubating nests.

March 20, 2012
Hazardous Ice Conditions Bring Near Tragic Results
In two separate incidents this weekend, park visitors traveling on the ice within Voyageurs National Park narrowly averted tragic results.

March 19, 2012
Voyageurs National Park Presents Beavers: Engineers of the Forest
Join a Park Biologist and learn how beavers influence our lives and the park.

March 13, 2012
Rainy Lake Visitor Center Bike Trail Construction Resumes
Rainy Lake Visitor Center Bike Trail Construction Resumes

March 02, 2012
Voyageurs National Park Winter Trail Conditions Report March 2 2012
Winter Trail Report

February 27, 2012
Full Moon Hike at Voyageurs National Park
Join Ranger Naturalist Kim Reich for a full moon hike along the Oberholtzer Trail (snowshoes provided).

February 22, 2012
Voyageurs National Park Announces the Ninth Annual Kids Art Contest
Release on KIds Art Contest

February 20, 2012
Voyageurs National Park Presents Pulse of the Landscape
Join Great Lakes Network Biologist Ted Gostomski as he shares examples of what biologists are learning from long-term monitoring that helps us keep a finger on the pulse of the landscape.

February 17, 2012
Voyageurs National Park Winter Trail Conditions Report
Press Release on trail report

February 13, 2012
Voyageurs National Park Presents Winter Photography Workshop
Learn how to capture the beauty of winter with photographer Don Breneman.

February 06, 2012
Voyageurs National Park Presents Fire and Ecosystem Management
Join Fire Management Specialist Scott Bressler to learn how fire is used to help enrich the health of forest ecosystems, and how park staff decides to manage fires.

January 25, 2012
Winter Ice and Trails Report for Jan 25 2012
The past weekend brought up to a foot of snowfall in the area creating excellent riding conditions on the park’s snowmobile trails.

January 18, 2012
Winter Ice and Trails Report for Jan 18 2012
Current snowfall within the park is bringing excellent riding conditions on the trails.

January 13, 2012
Winter Ice and Trails Report for Jan 13 2012
The park has staked the Blue Trail from East Namakan Lake to Sand Point Lake. The ice road between the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center Boat Launch and the Ash River Visitor Center Boat Launch will open Saturday, January 14.

January 11, 2012
Winter Ice and Trails Report Jan 11 2012
The entire Green Trail is open from Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Crane Lake. In addition to the ice road on Rainy Lake, Voyageurs National Park will open an ice road on Kabetogama Lake. The anticipated date of this opening is Saturday, January 14, 2012.

January 09, 2012
2012 Night Light Snowshoe Hike
Come celebrate Icebox Days on the Oberholtzer Trail in Voyageurs National Park.

January 04, 2012
Winter Ice and Trails Report - Jan 04 2012
On Wednesday, January 5, the Purple Trail from International Falls to Kettle Falls and the Yellow Trail from Ash River to Kettle Falls opened due to improved ice and snow conditions.

December 29, 2011
Winter Ice and Trails Report - Dec 29 2011
The only snowmobile trail currently open is the Green Trail from Rainy Lake/Black Bay to Kabetogama to Ash River. Snowmobiling conditions are marginal in the park because the lake surface has little snow and numerous bare icy spots. Several hazardous pressure ridges have formed along the Green Trail on Kabetogama Lake.

December 22, 2011
Winter Trails Report December 22
Winter trails conditions update for Voyageurs National Park. One section of snowmobile trail is open.

December 15, 2011
Winter Ice and Trails Report - Dec 15 2011
Current conditions are not adequate to support snowmobile use and travel is not recommended on any lake surface.

December 13, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Announces Holiday Hours for 2011
Holiday hours for Voyageurs National Park’s Rainy Lake Visitor Center.

December 08, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Hosts Snowshoe Lacing Class in February
Have you always wanted to make your own snowshoes or perhaps finish a pair you have started? Here is your chance! Pre-registration and a fee are required.

December 07, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Cautions Users About Ice Conditions
The ice that has formed is highly variable in thickness and is not strong enough to support snowmobile or vehicle travel. At this time ice travel is not recommended on any lake surface due to inadequate ice thickness.

November 07, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Hosts Snowshoe Lacing Class
Have you always wanted to make your own snowshoes or perhaps finish ones you never completed?

November 04, 2011
Destination Voyageurs National Park Shares Action Plan and Seeks Input
The Destination Voyageurs National Park (DVNP) Team from the Heart of the Continent Partnership’s International Community Congress held at the end of October is moving forward with an action plan.

October 18, 2011
Tooth Lake Fire Update October 18
Recent rainfall and colder temperatures have stopped the spread of the fire and no additional spread is anticipated.

October 11, 2011
Bouy Removal in Voyageurs National Park
Beginning the week of October 10, 2011 the removal of hazard markers and regulatory buoys maintained by Voyageurs National Park will begin, as weather conditions allow.

October 11, 2011
Increased Fire Behavior on Tooth Lake Fire in Voyageurs National Park
Due to high winds and low relative humidity, the size of the fire increased to approximately 300 acres as of October 8, 2011; it remains at that size. Cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity is helping to slow the spread of the fire.

October 07, 2011
Tooth Lake Fire Update #2 October 7th
High winds and low relative humidity have increased the size of the Tooth Lake Fire in Voyageurs National Park. The fire is approximately 100 acres and is burning in mixed pine and hardwood timber.

October 07, 2011
Tooth Lake Fire Update October 7th
After the recent warm and dry weather, activity has increased on the Tooth Lake Fire in Voyageurs National Park. As of October 6, 2011 the Tooth Lake Fire is 5-10 acres and is burning in mixed pine and hardwood timber.

September 12, 2011
Tooth Lake Fire Update
The Tooth Lake Fire continues to be monitored by NPS staff.

August 29, 2011
Recent Wildland Fire Activity in Voyageurs National Park
Recent lightning activity within Voyageurs National Park has resulted in one wildland fire within the park.

July 28, 2011
Sites near Bald Eagle Nesting Areas Reopened in Voyageurs National Park
Areas that were affected by temporary closures in May to protect bald eagle nesting pairs are now reopened for public use.

July 25, 2011
Calling for Volunteers: Help Plant the New Ethnobotanical Garden at Voyageurs National Park
You are invited to participate in the Volunteer Rendezvous at Voyageurs National Park, a two-day civic engagement event to help Minnesota’s National Park with conservation and maintenance work. Join Voyageurs National Park Association Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, 2011 for this event.

July 13, 2011
Voyageurs National Park is Open for You to Enjoy
Park management reminds everyone that Voyageurs National Park is open and ready for visitors to enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, boat tours, and north canoe voyages, to name a few.

May 16, 2011
Prescribed Burn Planned for May 18
Prescribed burn planned on Kabetogama Lake islands for May 18, 2011.

May 11, 2011
Bald Eagle Nesting Areas Protected in Voyageurs National Park
Bald Eagle nesting information, including closed areas.

April 07, 2011
Rainy Lake Visitor Center Closed Easter Sunday
Rainy Lake Visitor Center closed on April 23, 2011

April 07, 2011
National Park Week Open House and Kids Art Contest Awards Planned at Voyageurs National Park
List of winners of the Kids Art Contest included

March 17, 2011
March 16, 2011 Final Winter Ice and Trails Report
Final Winter Ice and Trail for 2010-2011 Season

March 14, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Hosts Family Movie Day - Eight Below
Come to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for a Family Movie Day on Sunday, March 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Refreshments and popcorn provided.

March 10, 2011
March 10, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report
Winter Ice and Trails Report for March 10, 2011

March 07, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Presents Alien Invaders
Become a CSI agent and assist ranger naturalist Lisa Maass in solving the case of alien invaders in Voyageurs National Park.

March 04, 2011
March 4, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report Update
Winter Ice and Trails Update

March 02, 2011
March 2, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report
Winter Ice and Trails Report for March 2, 2011

February 28, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Hosts Birch Bark Weaving Class
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February 23, 2011
February 23, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report
Winter Ice and Trails Report for February 23, 2011

February 21, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Presents Wonders of the Night Sky
Have you ever wondered how to identify the constellations in the night sky, why there are so many colors in the Northern Lights, or why we do not see the moon every night?

February 16, 2011
February 16, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report
Winter Ice and Trails Report for February 16, 2011

February 14, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Presents Winter Survival
Join ranger naturalist Megan Wilkins to learn how some of our wild neighbors make it through the winter. You may be surprised how similar they are to us after all.

February 11, 2011
February 11, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report
Winter Ice and Trail Report for February 11, 2011

February 09, 2011
February 9, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report
Winter Ice and Trails Report for February 9, 2011

February 07, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Presents Fishing in Voyageurs
Join ranger naturalist Mike Williams to discover the importance of fishing in this area.

February 03, 2011
February 3, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report
Winter Ice and Trails Report for February 3, 2011

February 02, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Hosts Birch Bark Weaving
The class will be held at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Space is limited. Reservations and fees are required in person at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center.

January 31, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Hosts Family Movie Day - Iron Will
Come to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for a Family Movie Day on Sunday, February 13, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Refreshments and popcorn provided.

January 26, 2011
January 26, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report
January 26, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report

January 24, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Presents Pictures in the Park
Learn to take photographs you can be proud of with photographer Jackie Briggs.

January 20, 2011
January 19, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report
January 19, 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Report

January 17, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Presents MinnAqua Ice Fishing
Join Nadine Meyer and try one of Minnesota’s favorite winter pastimes: ice fishing.

January 14, 2011
January 14 2011 Winter Ice and Trails Update
Jan 14 update

January 12, 2011
January 11, 2011 Ice and Trail Report
January 11, 2011 Winter Ice and Trail Conditions Report

January 10, 2011
Voyageurs National Park Hosts Paint Pictures with Words
Join Mary Casanova at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for a writing workshop focused on capturing the natural world and creating memorable settings in any genre.

January 10, 2011
Voyageurs National Park to Collar Moose This Winter
Voyageurs National Park collars moose.

January 06, 2011
Voyageurs National Park  Winter Ice And Trail Conditions Report for January 5
Winter Trail Report for January 5.

January 03, 2011
Night Light Snowshoe Hike
Come celebrate Icebox Days on the Oberholtzer Trail in Voyageurs National Park.

December 28, 2010
Voyageurs national park  winter ice and trail conditions report for December 28
Voyageurs National Park announces winter trail report for December 28.

December 22, 2010
Voyageurs National Park  Winter Ice And Trail Conditions Report
Voyageurs National Park winter trails report.

December 16, 2010
Voyageurs National Park Begins Winter Ice And Trail Checking Operations
Voyageurs National Park releases the first trail conditions report.

December 10, 2010
Voyageurs National Park Announces Holiday Hours
Voyageurs National Park announces winter holiday hours.

November 02, 2010
Voyageurs National Park Hosts Family Movie Day Nov. 7
Voyageurs National Park Hosts Family Movie Day Novemeber 7th.

October 27, 2010
National Park Getaways - Voyageurs National Park
Press Release - National Park Getaways - Voyageurs National Park

October 22, 2010
Voyageurs National Park Announces Amateur Photo Contest Winners
Thanks to all the visitors who submitted photographs for this year's contest!

September 30, 2010
Buoy Removal and No Hunting in Voyageurs National Park Reminder
No abstract supplied.

September 20, 2010
Voyageurs National Park Hosts Family Movie Day
This fall's first Family Movie Day will occur at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center Sunday, October 3, 2010.

September 13, 2010
Voyageurs National Park Presents: Legends Of The Fall, An Interpretive Walk
Come out to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center on Saturday, September 25, 2010 for a one-hour nature walk on the Oberholtzer Trail.

August 20, 2010
Bald Eagle Nesting Areas Reopened In Voyageurs National Park
In early May, three of the park's 239 developed visitor use sites were closed to protect breeding bald eagles. Now that the young have left their nests, these sites are now reopened to visitor use.

August 19, 2010
Surplus Government Property Available Through Internet Auction Site
Voyageurs National Park will be listing surplus property on the GSA Auctions website. Parties may bid on surplus property online at www.gsaauctions.gov

August 17, 2010
Help Build A Native Plant Garden In Voyageurs National Park During The 2010 Volunteer Rendezvous
Join park staff on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11 to help plant native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers that have cultural and medicinal significance in Ojibwe tradition.

August 11, 2010
Lost Hiker Located During Multi-Agency Search
On August 5th, a multi-agency search composed of 25 individuals were deployed on land, water, and air to find a missing hiker.

August 10, 2010
Let's Move Outside: More Action, New Rewards For Junior Rangers
No abstract supplied.

March 18, 2010
Voyageurs National Park Celebrates 35th Anniversary
2010 marks the 35th anniversary of Voyageurs' authorization as the nation's 36th national park. Activities and special events will be occurring all year to celebrate the anniversary.

February 18, 2010
New Federal Firearms Law in National Parks Takes Effect February 22 - Voyageurs National Park Subject to Minnesota State Firearms Laws
No abstract supplied.

February 16, 2010
Voyageurs National Park Announces New Park Partner - Jefferson National Parks Association
Voyageurs thanks the Lake States Interpretive Association for 34 years of service. The park is pleased to welcome the Jefferson National Park Association as the new Voyageurs cooperating association.

February 03, 2010
Voyageurs National Park to Collar Moose
Up to fourteen moose in Voyageurs National Park will be studied and tracked in a long-term moose study beginning February 2010.

September 30, 2009
Minnesota's National Park Legacy To Debut On Television, Soon In Classrooms
No abstract supplied.

December 18, 2008
Voyageurs National Park Clarifies Proposed Regulation that Allows Carrying a Concealed Weapon Within the Park
Park Ranger Jim Hummel explains the proposed rugulation related to carrying concealed weapons.

Did You Know?

Happy kids relax in the snow during a class fieldtrip to the park.

Voyageurs National Park is a great place to snowshoe in the winter. Bring your own or borrow a pair from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center for free!