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August 28, 2014
The Ghosts of Voyageurs Come Alive at Voyageurs National Park-2014
For the second straight year, join Voyageurs National Park staff for an evening lantern-lit journey to experience the people and past of Voyageur country.

August 25, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Hosts Book Signing With Local Author
The Rainy Lake Visitor Center will be hosting a book signing with local author and former Kettle Falls Hotel owner and concessionaire, Mike Williams.

August 06, 2014
Changes to Voyageurs National Park’s Tour Boat Programs
Due to structural damage to the park’s 22-passenger vessel, the Borealis, all boat tours departing from the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center have been canceled for the remainder of the 2014 season.

August 01, 2014
2014 Bald Eagle Nesting Areas Reopened In Voyageurs National Park
Two of the park’s 276 developed visitor use camping and houseboat sites that were affected by temporary closures in May to protect bald eagle nesting pairs are now reopened for public use.

July 17, 2014
Voyageurs National Park’s Water Levels Receding; Reopening of Closed Campsites Occur
The waters within Voyageurs National Park have receded in some areas of the park allowing park staff to repair and clean previously closed campsites and trails. The following areas will reopen starting Monday, July 21, 2014.

July 09, 2014
New Bookstore Products Focus On The Park
Come check out some of the new and exciting products being carried in our bookstore today!

July 02, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Announces Hike to Health Program
Voyageurs National Park is pleased to announce a new program for all ages - Hike to Health; Trails Passport Program.

June 23, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Association’s Landmark Grant Funds a Park Ranger at the Orr Travel and Information Center
This summer, Voyageurs National Park rangers will assist with the staffing and operations of the Orr Travel and Information Center in Orr, MN, thanks in part to Voyageurs National Park Association (VNPA).

June 20, 2014
Voyageurs National Park High Water Update
Voyageurs National Park Rangers urge caution when visiting the park – travel at your own risk. Over the past week, northern Minnesota has received large amounts of rainfall, making for hazardous conditions in many areas of the park.

June 16, 2014
Voyageurs National Park High Water Alert Brings Some Campsite Closures
Voyageurs National Park Rangers urge caution when visiting the park due to high water levels. Over the past week, northern Minnesota has received large amounts of rainfall, making for hazardous conditions in some areas.

May 21, 2014
Bald Eagle Nesting Areas Protected In Voyageurs National Park 2014
Voyageurs National Park biologists located 67 bald eagle nests within the park boundary on April 15, 2014 while conducting the 42 consecutive spring aerial survey (1973-2014) to determine the number and location of nesting pairs present.

May 08, 2014
Voyageurs National Park Completes 2014 Moose Population Survey
Wildlife biologists at Voyageurs National Park recently completed an aerial survey of the park's moose population in Feb/Mar, 2014. The 2014 population estimate for the Kabetogama Peninsula was 40 moose, similar to estimates from 2009-2013 of 41-51.

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.

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 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.

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.

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?

A volunteer trail crew working on the Kab Ash Trail in Voyageurs National Park

Volunteers helped to maintain and clear park trails, such as the 24 mile-long Kab Ash Trail.