To conduct business in the park (e.g., private tour boat charters, fishing guide services, water taxis, boat rental), you must obtain an active Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) which is valid for two years. The CUA application may be downloaded using the links below, then printed and/or filled out electronically, and mailed with the required documentation and fee to the address below.
Voyageurs National Park
For further questions you may have regarding the CUA permit process, call Park Headquarters at (218) 283-6600 ext. 0 or contact the Chief Ranger.
Special Use Permits (General)
All activities considered to either be a special event or special park use activities (including but not limited to: public gatherings, weddings, sporting events, and other special events) are required to obtain a Special Use Permit (SUP). Please allow a minimum of 4 weeks for processing.
The General Special Use Permit Application Application may be downloaded as a printable Word document, printed and/or filled out electronically, then mailed with the required documentation and application fee (other fees may apply) to:
Charter Special Use Permits (SUPS)
The park's two tour boats are available to be chartered for private events. The Charter Tours application may be downloaded as a printable Word document or filled out electronically. Mail the SUP with the required documentation and application fee to the address below.
Contact for More Special Use Permit Information
For questions regarding any type of SUP, please contact the Chief Ranger.
Last updated: February 2, 2023