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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 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 08, 2014
Voyageurs National Park’s Reservation and Fee Program Is Underway
Voyageurs National Park’s new reservation/fee amenity program is up and running on www.recreation.gov.

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 24, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Reservation and Amenity Fee Program - Houseboats Not Included In 2014
Voyageurs National Park will implement its new camping reservation and amenity fee program starting in the spring of 2014. The 2014 program will not include Houseboats.

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.

March 04, 2014
Voyageurs National Park’s Campsite Reservation and Fee Program Begins April of 2014
Voyageurs National Park’s Campsite Reservation and Fee Program Begins April of 2014

March 04, 2014
Tourism to Voyageurs National Park creates Over $16 Million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 214,841 visitors to Voyageurs National Park in 2012 spent over $16 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 225 jobs in the local area.

February 28, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Association Makes and Marks History A $150,000 Landmark Grant For Voyaguers National Park
Voyageurs National Park Association announces a threeyear Landmark Grant commitment to Voyageurs National Park.

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 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 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 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 13, 2014
Mukooda Lake Closed To Lake Trout Harvest
Mukooda Lake, located in Voyageurs National Park in northern St. Louis County, will be closed to lake trout harvest effective Jan. 15.

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 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.

November 20, 2013
Volunteer Opportunities at Voyageurs National Park
Every year, volunteers at Voyageurs National Park donate nearly 10,000 hours. The park greatly benefits from its dedicated supporters. The park is seeking area residents to assist with the following opportunities:

September 11, 2013
Voyageurs National Park Approved to Start Campsite Reservations and Fees in 2014
Starting in 2014, the park will place the Boats on Interior Lakes program, the two existing accessible sites, and the 17 Interior sites on the reservation/fee system. In addition, a combination of 30 large and small campsites located on the 4-main lakes will be placed on the reservation/fee system in 2014.

May 16, 2012
Thanking America’s Armed Forces
Active Duty U.S. Military Offered Free Entrance to All National Parks

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!