Basic Information

Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East
International Falls, MN 56649

Voyageurs National Park is located in Northern Minnesota. The park shares its northern boundary with Canada and lies just west of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness. The park visitor centers are accessible by car but in order to truly experience the park, one must leave their vehicle behind and access the park by boat.

All Park Hours

Voyageurs is open 24-hours a day, although activities and services are limited after visitor center hours. Please note that early spring and late fall may present hazards on the lake with thin ice, please use caution.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

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.

NPS

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.

 

Weather

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

Pets

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

 

Publications

The park offers a wide variety of maps, brochures, and guides. From park history, to wildlife checklists, to invasive species concerns, download the same publications you can pick up at any visitor center.

Last updated: June 22, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls, MN 56649

Phone:

(218) 283-6600

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