Fees & Passes

Your Fees Benefit the Park

The fees you may pay when visiting Voyageurs National Park make a difference! We participate in the Congressionally-authorized Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (FLREA). In Voyageurs, 96 percent of the fee revenue collected in the park stays here to help fund park projects related to the fee program.

Entrance Fee

There is no fee to enter Voyageurs National Park; enjoy your visit!

 
A renovated campsite
Your fee dollars help support the building and renovations of new and old campsites and other park facilities.

Tent Campsite Amenity Fees

All tent campsites within Voyageurs National Park require a reservation and an amenity fee.

Houseboat, Sailboat, and Cabin Cruiser Overnight Fees

All houseboats, sailboats, and cabin cruisers require a permit for overnights in Voyageurs National Park.

Tour Boat Fees

Boat tours and some ranger-led programs require a fee at Voyageurs National Park.

 
The 2020 Annual Pass depicts a skier crossing a wide, snowy slope and has the word "Annual" written at the bottom of the pass.

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Passes

Voyageurs National Park does not currently offer the passes below. However, all are available online or at nearby locations, and can be accessed using the links provided.

America the Beautiful Interagency Annual Pass

The $80 Interagency Annual Pass provides entrance or access to the pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single private, non-commercial vehicle at most federal recreations sites across the country. The pass is valid for one year through the end of the month of purchase (e.g. a pass purchased on January 15, 2020 will be valid through January 31, 2021). The pass is not valid for Expanded Amenity fees such as camping or boat tours at Voyageurs National Park. Pass is available online; the nearest location to Voyageurs that provides it in person is the Superior National Forest's LaCroix Ranger District in Cook, MN. This pass is not needed for entrance to Voyageurs National Park.

 
A lifetime senior pass depicts a bighorn sheep leaping across a whitewater stream, and a annual senior pass depicts a skier traveling across a snowy slope.
Senior Passes and their former versions (Golden Age Passes) regularly change their appearance. However, the purpose is the same.

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Interagency Senior Pass

Lifetime Senior Pass: The $80 Lifetime Interagency Senior Pass (for ages 62 and older) is a lifetime pass available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Pass is available online; the nearest location to Voyageurs that provides it in person is the Superior National Forest's LaCroix Ranger District in Cook, MN. This pass may be used for the card holder for a 50-percent discount on Voyageurs National Park boat tours. Pass holders must have their pass at time of reservation.


Annual Senior Pass: The $20 Annual Interagency Senior Pass (62 and older) is an annual pass available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Pass is available online; the nearest location to Voyageurs that provides it in person is the Superior National Forest's LaCroix Ranger District in Cook, MN. This pass may be used for the card holder for a 50-percent discount on Voyageurs National Park boat tours. Pass holders must have their pass at time of reservation.

 
An Interagency Access Pass depicts a gray owl flying over a golden field.
New Interagency Access Passes show different images than older versions; however, once issued, all versions of the Access Pass remain valid for life.

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Interagency Access Pass

Free lifetime pass available to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have been determined to be blind or permanently disabled. Pass is available online. The closest location to Voyageurs at which this pass can be obtained in person is the Superior National Forest's LaCroix Ranger Station in Cook, MN. This pass may be used for the card holder only for a 50-percent discount on Voyageurs National Park boat tours. Pass holders must have their pass at time of reservation.

 

Military Annual Pass

A free annual pass for active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173). This pass is not available online; the nearest location to Voyageurs that provides it is the Superior National Forest's LaCroix Ranger District in Cook, MN. This pass is not needed for entrance to Voyageurs National Park.

 

Annual 4th Grade Pass

Available to U.S. 4th graders (Including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid in a Park paper voucher. This pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September-August). Paper vouchers can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at Federal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity fees. Digital versions of the voucher (such as on smart phones or tablets) will not be accepted to exchange for an Annual 4thGrade Pass. The pass is non-transferable. Educators can also be involved!

Volunteer Pass

Volunteers who have served at least 250 hours at national public land sites (lands managed by the National Park Service, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation) are eligible for an annual Volunteer Pass. Each Annual Volunteer Pass admits pass owner/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas where per-person fees are charged.

Voyageurs offers volunteer passes on site to eligible volunteers actively serving at the park. Visit Voyageurs' Volunteer Page to learn more about volunteering and open positions.

 

Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (FLREA)

We participate in the Congressionally-authorized Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (FLREA). Recreation fees collected under FLREA are reinvested into the parks to benefit the visitor through addressing deferred maintenance and enhancing the visitor experience. In many parks, 80 percent of the recreation fees remain at the site where collected, the other 20 percent is used at parks where fees are not collected or for youth corps programs. Voyageurs National Park is an exception because the park collects under the established $500,000 threshold, allowing us to keep 96 percent of the fees collected within the park.

Current ongoing projects that benefit from park fees:

  • Campsite maintenance and salaries
  • Boats on Interior Lakes repair and purchases
  • Interpretive publications and information
  • Recreation Fee signs
  • Recreation Fee Coordinator and Visitor Use Assistant salaries

Last updated: January 31, 2020

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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