Voyageurs National Park has more than 290 campsites, houseboat sites, and day use sites within its boundaries. All of these sites offer outstanding amenities for your national park experience.
With increasing visitation to Voyageurs, the park embarked upon a three year process of public meetings to determine if a reservation and fee system should be implemented.
In 2013, after careful review of public comments, the Director of the National Park Service gave approval to Voyageurs for the implementation of a reservation and amenity fee system. This system includes campsites, houseboat sites, and the backcountry rental canoes and rowboats.
In 2014, park officials started implementation of a phase-in reservation and amenity fee program. The process will occur over the next few years and is outlined below:
When are Reservations Required?
April 15, 2014- October 15, 2014
May 15, 2014- September 15, 2014
How do I make a reservation?
Reservations can be made online at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777
The National Call Center hours are as follows:
March 1- October 31
November 1- February 28
*Note: When making an online reservation at www.recreation.gov, under Where ,enter in Voyageurs National Park Permits, and under Interested in, choose Permits & Wildnerness. This will get to the search result screen where you can choose Voyageurs National Park and continue your campsite search located on the right hand side of the browser window.
Can I make a reservation at a visitor center?
No one has reserved the site for today. Can I reserve it?
A visitor may walk into any of the park's three visitor centers or park headquarters to check the availability of a site for the current day at the self-help kiosk.
Where do I get a permit?
What if I get delayed and cannot check-in by 3:00 pm?
What if I need to leave the site earlier than planned?
Permit holders may leave their site before the end of their reserved time. However, no refunds will be given and permits are non-transferable.
How do I cancel a reservation?
Cancellations must be made by phone. Call 1-877-444-6777 to cancel a reservation. You cannot call a park office to make a cancellation or a change in your reservation. Fee applies; see below.
Can I stay at a Non Reservable site?
Is day use allowed at reservable sites?
May 15- September 15, 2014
September 16, 2014 and beyond
How will I know if a site is reservable?
How much does it cost?
What will the park do with the fees collected?
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.