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Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, (218) 283-6670
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN: Voyageurs National Park visitor centers begin new summer operations this weekend.
The Rainy Lake Visitor Center hours of operation will now be Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, from Tuesday, May 7 through Saturday, September 21, 2013. The center will be closed on Sundays and Mondays starting May 5, 2013.
The Kabetogama Lake and Ash River Visitor Centers are currently closed. They will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Both centers will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, May 25 through September 21, 2013. The centers will be closed on Sundays and Mondays starting May 26, 2013.
This reduction in days and hours of operation is due to the government sequestration. The visitor can expect continued but reduced boat tours and should call ahead for scheduled naturalist-led programs. For a complete list of up-to-date programs go on-line at www.nps.gov/voya. To make a reservation for boat tours go on-line at www.recreation.gov. For all other naturalist-led programs visitors should inquire at the visitor center they wish to explore. Call the Rainy Lake Visitor Center at 218-286-5258, Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center at 218-875-2111, and Ash River Visitor Center at 218-374-3221.
Voyageurs National Park staff encourages you to come out and explore the opportunities available this summer and enjoy the North Woods.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.