Basic Information

There are four distinct seasons in Voyageur country. The air is temperate during June, July, and August when periods of fine, mild weather prevail. The frost-free season averages 120 days from June to mid-September. The average ice-out date is May 3 but varies year to year. Annual precipitation (rain and snow) averages 25-28 inches in the park and snowfall ranges from 55-70 inches, but is highly variable. The first measurable snowfall occurs in late October and the last in late April or early May.

Entrance Fees:

Voyageurs Entrance Fee - $0.00

No entrance fees associated with this park.

Entrance Passes:

Entrance Pass - $0.00

No park specific entrance pass associated with this park.

Rainy Lake Visitor Center

Located on the shore of Black Bay with views across the water to the Kabetogama Peninsula. The Rainy Lake Visitor Center is open year-round, although hours of operation vary with the season. This visitor center serves people in the northern part of the park and is located 11 miles East on Highway 11 from International Falls, MInnesota. The visitor center offers an exhibit area, displays, a bookstore, a staffed information desk, a children's activity table, and a theater for viewing the park film.

Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center

Nestled along the south west shoreline of Kabetogama Lake, within the community of Kabetogama. The Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center is open during the warm, summer months only.

Ash River Visitor Center

The Ash River Visitor Center is located in the historic Meadwood Lodge pictured above. Take a moment to explore this historic, rustic building. Watch your head, as some interior doorways were constructed for shorter individuals.

The Ash River Visitor Center in the summer
The Ash River Visitor Center is also known as the historic Meadwood Lodge.


Operating Hours & Seasons

The park is open year round. Operating hours for the park's three visitor centers change with the seasons. Guided boat tours are offered during the summer. Snowshoe hikes are offered during the winter. Check the Minnesota DNR for fishing seasons

Fees & Passes

There is no fee to enter the park. Amenity fees for camping do exist. Some Interagency passes will provide you with a discount for tour boat fees. We couldn't do this without your support. Your fees benefit the park.

Alerts & Conditions

Before visiting, check for any issues that may alter your trip planning.

Permits & Reservations

A variety of camping opportunities and ranger-led programs are yours to enjoy, but some activities may require a permit or reservation. Some activities may require a Commercial Use Permit or Special Use Permit, such as organized gatherings or business activities.



The weather can change rapidly and severely at anytime of year. Plan your trip and check the immediate weather forecast a few days before you come. We've provided some basic weather information to get you started, temperature ranges and typical ice out dates


Learn about our pet-accessible areas of the park and the responsibilities you have, as a pet owner.

Last updated: July 16, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls, MN 56649


(218) 283-6600

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