Houseboating is a unique way to get out on the water and explore the solitude of Voyageurs National Park while having the comforts of home at your fingertips. It allows visitors the mobility to discover the farthest reaches of the park for an extended period of time, without having to tent camp. It can be the perfect way for visitors of all ages to experience the beauty of these timeless waterways, rugged shorelines, bountiful wildlife, and rich history.
A houseboat is defined as a registered vessel that contains:
Houseboat Sites in the ParkHouseboaters are allowed to stay overnight at both designated and undesignated houseboat sites, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis
Permits & Prices
How do I make a reservation?
Once you have made arrangements with a local houseboat rental company or know the dates you'll be houseboating in the park, make your reservation by:
Where do I get my permit?
How do I cancel a reservation?
Houseboaters Who Want to Tent Camp
Where can I buy a map of the houseboat sites?
Voyageurs National Park has partnered with National Geographic who now publishes our official park camping map. This map shows the most up-to-date campsites, houseboat sites, and day use sites within the park, and may be purchased at any of the park's three visitor centers or by going to www.jnpa.com.
Last updated: August 24, 2023