Three Bald Eagle Nesting Areas Reopened in Voyageurs National Park

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Date: June 29, 2017
Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218-283-6670
Contact: Steve Windels, 218-283-6692

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN: Three of the park’s 239 developed visitor use camping and houseboat sites that were affected by temporary closures in May to protect bald eagle nesting pairs are now reopened for public use. The areas were marked with closure signs and buoys.
 
The three reopened developed areas are: 

  • Namakan Lake – Sexton Island (N62) campsite
  • Kabetogama Lake – Happy Landing Campiste (K11) and Ek Bay Houseboat Site (K47)
The park is obligated to follow the conservation management actions of the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Management Act (16 U.S.C. 668-668c, 1940 as amended). Each year since 1992, the park has temporarily closed the land and water areas around active bald eagle nests to visitor use during their critical nesting periods. 
 
Two sites remained closed for nesting eagles:
  • Kabetogama Lake – Camelback Island Campsite (K-3)
  • Namakan Lake – Hamilton Bay Campsite (N-11)
   
 
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Last updated: June 29, 2017

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