Camping at Voyageurs National Park
All designated campsites in the park are accessible only by water. The National Geographic Map of Voyageurs National Park is the only map the shows all of the campsites (as of 2011) in the park. It can be purchased at the visitor centers or online from our cooperating association, Jefferson National Parks Association.
You can also view all locations of campsites, houseboat sites, and day use sites (as of 2009) in Google Maps:
There are also several hike-in campsites on the Kabetogama Peninsula, but a boat is required to access the trailheads. Some of these campsites are located on interior lakes and have canoes available for checkout through the Boats on Interior Lakes (BOIL) program. Check out this brochure here.
There are drive-up campsites located just outside of the park at the Woodenfrog and Ash River State Forest campgrounds. See the campgrounds page more information
Types of CampsitesVoyageurs National Park offers many different types of campsites for visitors to enjoy the park, from day use sites, small and large campsites to large group campsites and accessible sites. More information.
A free permit is required for overnight stays in the park. You can get your permit at a park visitor center during regular business hours or self-register at one of the permit stations located near all park boat launch facilities.
There is an accessible campsite available on Namakan Lake.
Camping in Voyageurs National Park is limited to 14 days at a specific site between May 15th and September 15th, and a maximum of 30 days in a calendar year.
For futher information on Park Regulations click here.
Did You Know?
You can see the park just as the voyageurs did over 200 years ago. Each summer the park offers guided trips aboard a 26-foot North Canoe. Call for more infomation at 1-888-381-2873.