Houseboating is one of many ways to get out to explore the solitude of Voyageurs National Park but have the amenities of home at your finger tips. All houseboat rentals are commercially operated by companies located just outside the park boundaries. For more information on those companies and houseboating opportunities from our gateway communities, visit our Lodging page.
A houseboat is defined as a registered vessel that contains sleeping facilities, cooking and food storage facilities, and a no-discharge toilet. Cabin Cruisers and Sailboats with the required facilities fit in the definition of a houseboat.
How do I make a reservation?
Online at www.recreation.gov. When making an online reservation:
By phone at 1-877-444-6777.
The National Call Center hours are as follows:
How much does it cost?
Where do I get a permit?
Houseboaters Who May Want to Tent Camp
Where can I find a map of the houseboat sites?
Voyageurs National Park has partnered with National Geographic who now publishes the official camping map. This map shows the most up-to-date campsites, houseboat, 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.
How do I cancel a reservation?
Last updated: February 13, 2018