Notice to Backcountry Users: All backcountry reservations for lakes that offer canoes must be made at least 4 days in advance to allow staff ample time to make key pick-up arrangements while park buildings are closed. A park ranger will reach out to the email address and/or phone number associated with your reservation 4-7 days prior to your trip to provide key pick-up instructions.
Please visit the Voyageurs National Park Association webpage for information on how to enjoy Voyageurs, stay safe, and protect the park and others.
All campsites in Voyageurs are accessible only by water.However, there are also drive-up campsites near the park's borders for tents, RVs, and car campers.
For winter campers, campsites in the park may also be accessible by foot and snowmobile.
For spring, summer, and fall camping, select the method you'll use to camp to start planning your trip.
I have a boat, paddle craft, or shuttle
Learn how to get an overnight permit to camp in Voyageurs using your own watercraft, a rental, or a hired water taxi.
I'm using a houseboat
Learn how to get a permit for staying overnight in your own houseboat or a rental.
I'm using an RV or car to travel to camp
If you're traveling by RV or car and do not have access to a boat, there are many camping options for you either near or next to the park.
Last updated: May 30, 2020