Public Involvement

Provide Input on Current Projects

Tour Boat Operations

The National Park Service (NPS) at Voyageurs National Park is seeking input from the public related to tour boat operations in the park. This public input will be used to aide in development of management options for future potential operations of this public service. The park is primarily seeking input related to the following questions:

  • Have you been on a boat tour at Voyageurs National Park?

  • If so, would you consider going on a boat tour again?

  • What do you like about the boat tours that you have been on?

  • What do you want to see improve on the boat tours?

  • If you have not been on a Voyageurs National Park boat tour, please share why. (Examples of reasons may include having not been to the park, cost-prohibitive, No interest, did not know Voyageurs offers boat tours.)

  • What other comments might you have related to the current and future operation of tour boats within the park?

You may provide input on your understanding of the current operations, and suggestions for future operations in the park by visiting the NPS’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website. Public input may also be emailed to voya_superintendent@nps.gov, or mailed to: Superintendent, Voyageurs National Park, 360 Highway 11 East, International Falls, MN 56649.

Site Development Plan for Kettle Falls

The purpose of the Kettle Falls Site Development Plan is to provide a quality experience for visitors and employees in the Kettle Falls area. The plan will consider improvements to recreational amenities, accessibility, wayfinding, overnight visitor opportunities, and improvements to housing options for staff in the area while assuring the ongoing protection of natural and cultural reasources. The plan is needed to identify site improvements such as access for boats, houseboats, and seaplanes; additional concession staff housing and visitor overnight lodging; trails and other day-use amenities; or other amenities within a historic landscape.

Once the site development plan is complete, the compliance phase of the project—in which an environmental assessment will be prepared—will begin. The third newsletter with information about the project is now available. More information about this project can also be found on the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment site.

Management of Invasive Hybrid Cattails

The environmental review process and public comment period on alternatives and impacts of removing invasive hybrid cattails and restoring native marsh habitat has been completed. The final environmental assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact can be found at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/VOYACattails.

Mukooda Lake Development

Voyageurs National Park has completed the environmental review process for the development of new recreational facilities at Mukooda Lake. The final Environmental Assessment and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is available for viewing and download on this page and on the NPS's Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website.

Last updated: February 18, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls, MN 56649

Phone:

(218) 283-6600

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