White-tailed deer grazing in a meadow.
The Boreal Forest brings with it not only a diversity of tree and plant species but also a unique array of wildlife. The park is home to more than 100 species of birds, including eagles and loons, and more than 50 species of mammals, including moose, beavers, and wolves.


One of our most frequently asked questions is 'Where can I see a Moose?'. Learn about the habitat and status of the moose population of Voyageurs National Park.


As a water-based park, Voyageurs National Park supports many types of wetlands, such as sphagnum-peat bogs, wooded swamps, and marshes. This wide array of aquatic habitats is ideal because all amphibians rely on water at some point during their lifetime.


A chewed up stump, a ripple in the water and suddenly what sounds like a someone or something slapped the top of the water. These are all signs that a beaver may be near by.

Gray Wolf

Sitting around a campfire, listening to the crackling of the fire, water lapping along the shoreline and suddenly the long howl of a gray wolf cuts through the night. Voyageurs is called home for several wolf packs

Bald Eagle

Keep your eyes to the sky in Voyageurs, chances are you will see America's own symbol of freedom soaring high above you, the majestic Bald Eagle.

Common Loon

No shrill work alarm here, wake up to the eerie yodel of the Common Loon. Look out across the water and see the very identifiable black body with white checkered feathers on its back, a common site in Voyageurs.

Double-crested Cormorant

Another common waterbird of Voyageurs is the Double-crested Cormorant. This bird, with its all black body can be found sunning itself on a rock to dry out, or feeding on fish in shallow bays.

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Last updated: July 28, 2020

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