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International Falls, MN – Voyageurs National Park is announcing modifications to operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. As of March 19, 2020, the Rainy Lake Visitor Center and Park Headquarters are closed until further notice. The Headquarters office will remain open for calls and inquires by phone, email, and shipping deliveries only. The park remains open to visitors year-round and there is no entrance fee. We encourage visitors to get outdoors and experience the park.
Visitors are encouraged to go online at www.nps.gov/voya and www.voyageurs.org to experience the park virtually as well as https://vimeo.com/user34378905 for information on planning your trip to the park.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center and Park Headquarters is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will notify the public when we resume full operations, and provide updates on our website and social media channels.
The NPS urges visitors to do their part when visiting a park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.
For high-risk populations such as the elderly and people with underlying conditions, we ask that they take extra caution and follow CDC guidance for those at higher risk of serious illness.
Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.
Last updated: March 18, 2020