Eating & Sleeping

A red roofed hotel is surrounded by green trees with a path leading to the front steps. The hotel is two stories with windows and white siding.

Eating

The only location to purchase food in Voyageurs National Park is at the Kettle Falls Hotel. Remotely located on the far eastern side of the Kabetogama Peninsula, it is approximately 15 miles from the nearest road and is only accessible by water. The Kettle Falls Hotel has a restaurant that offers full sit-down meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

If you are bringing your own food to the park, there are many locations with picnic tables for you to enjoy a meal or snack. Many of the gateway communities surrounding the park offer convenience stores. Grocery stores are located in Orr and International Falls, Minnesota.

If you plan on bringing your own food to the park, please remember to pack out what you pack in. Garbage and unfinished food can disrupt ecosystems in the park. Trash cans and bear boxes are available throughout the park for storing food safely.

 

Sleeping

All in-park campsites and lodging are only accessible by watercraft.

Lodging

There are many different ways to spend a night in Voyageurs National Park. The only in-park, concession-operated, lodging available in the park is at Kettle Falls Hotel. Remotely located on the far eastern side of the Kabetogama Peninsula, it is approximately 15 miles from the nearest road and is only accessible by water.

If you do not have a watercraft of your own, you can arrange a shuttle service with your hotel reservation. For more information and booking, visit their website.

Camping

For those interested in camping, the park offers campsites on Rainy Lake, Kabetogama Lake, Ash River, and Crane Lake. Unlike many parks, camping in Voyageurs National Park is only accessible by water. These sites require a paid permit. Reservations can be made online. To learn more about camping at Voyageurs, visit the camping page.

For those seeking a more rugged camping experience, back-country camping is also available in the park. These sites, like all lodging in Voyageurs, is only accessible by water. Back-country camping reservations can be made online. Before heading out, check out where to go and safety tips on the safety page. To learn more about camping at Voyageurs, visit the camping page.

If you are car camping or camper (RV) camping, there are public and private campgrounds located outside of Voyageurs National Park.

Houseboating

All houseboats, sailboats, and cabin cruisers (defined as registered vessels that contain sleeping facilities, cooking and food storage facilities, and a no-discharge toilet) require a permit for overnights in Voyageurs National Park. Permits can be aquired online. Learn more about Houseboating at Voyageurs on the Houseboating page.

Gateway Communities

To learn more about local ammocodations in the gateway communites, visit the following websites offered through local convention and visitor bureaus:

Last updated: March 21, 2021

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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