• Voyageurs NP Locator Lake Scene


    National Park Minnesota

Things To Know Before You Come

Before visiting Voyageurs National Park, take some time to read more about important topics.

Lake Navigation

Voyageurs National Park is a water-based park. Learning how to navigate the lake is important if you are visiting by boat.

Your Safety

A safe trip is a happy trip! Learn about some preventative measures you can take to ensure your safety.

Bears and Food Storage

A variety of wildlife call Voyageurs National Park home, so while you are visiting please remember that your food is for you only. Please use proper food storage techniques and help keep out wildlife, wild and safe.


The weather can change rapidly and severly at anytime of the year. Read about seasonal average temperatures as you plan your trip and check the immediate weather forecast a few days before you come.

Invasive Species Alert

To learn more about how to prevent the spread of invasive species, download and read our Exotic brochures.


For regulations and firewood restrictions, please visit our Laws & Policy page.

Did You Know?

An immature bald eagle perches on a branch on its former nesting tree.

Voyageurs National Park experienced a large, lightning-ignited fire on the Kabetogama Peninsula in 2004. This young eagle survived the fire and returned to its former nesting tree in time for park researchers to take this photo!