To better serve visitors and protect the resource, Federal and state laws and regulations have been put in place for everyone's enjoyment and safety.
Below is a list of the more commonly asked about regulations.
What is protected in the park?
You may harvest up to one gallon of berries, per person, per day for personal consumption
Hunting is not allowed.
Are there firewood restrictions?
Can chainsaws be used in the park?
How should we store our food when camping?
Can we have pets?
Pet are not allowed on park trails (except the Oberholtzer Trail) or in the backcountry.
All pet excrement must be collected immediately and disposed of in an approved trash receptable.
Where can I land my private aircraft?
What are the current public use closures?
What should I do with my campfire when I leave my site?
What license do I need to fish in the park?
What do I need to know about Canadian/US Customs and Fishing?
What are the quiet hours?
What are the firearms regualtions?
It is the visitor's responsibility to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws. The firearms laws of Minnesota prohibit the possession of rifles, shotguns of BB guns in public places such as Voyageurs National Park, so this new federal law does not alter the existing regulatory restrictions of the use and possession of these firearms at Voyageurs. In addition, federal law prohibits possession of firearms on tour boats and certain facilities in this park; those places are posted with signs at public entrances.
For more information regarding park regulations, contact the park's Chief of Visitor Protection by phone at (218) 283-6650, by email, or by mail at:
Voyageurs National Park
Did You Know?
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