Things To Do
Voyageurs National Park provides a wide range of activities.
Summer brings many water loving people to the park for camping and houseboating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing the interconnected waterways here. Boat tours and naturalist programs are offered throughout the summer from the visitor centers.
For all other canoe and boat rental needs, please see the 'Local Accomodations' section (pages 14-15) of our park newspaper.
The late-summer months of August and September are often the best time of year to explore the park's hiking trails. The weather is often warm and pleasant, and the biting insects have mostly gone away.
The long northern winter provides ample time for outdoor enthusiasts to ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, and ice fish in the park. The Rainy Lake Visitor Center is open year round and offers cross-country ski rentals and a snowshoe loan program during the winter months. Naturalist programs are also offered during the fall, winter and spring months at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center.
Spring is a time of transition. As winter snow and ice melts, the lakes open up the way for boaters to begin exploring the interconnected waters of the park again.
Did You Know?
You can view yellow and showy ladyslipper orchids outside of the Kabetogama Visitor Center in Voyageurs National Park. Blooms typically occur in late spring or early summer. Call ahead for details.