Kabetogama Lake Area Programs and Tours

Amik tour boat docked in front of the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center
Explore Kabetogama Lake and Namakan Lake aboard the Amik.
Front View of the Kettle Falls Hotel
Take a cruise to Kettle Falls and immerse yourself into the history.


Amik Tour Boat Schedule

All Voyageur and Amik tour boat reservations are handled by Recreation.gov and can be made, in advance either online or by telephone. Please see the Voyageur National Park Boat Tour Reservation page for more information about this system.

Reservations will be available starting April 15th, 2019.

*All programs subject to change; please check back for the most up-to-date program schedule.

Kettle Falls Cruise (accessible)

Voyage to the historic Kettle Falls Hotel and Dam. Spend 2 hours on land to dine at the hotel, enjoy a picnic lunch, or explore the hotel and nearby dam. Tour fees do not include meals. Adult $40, Child $20, Toddler (2 and under) $3. Reservations recommended; 6-passenger minimum.

Summer Schedule:
June 17 - August 30, 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
10 am- 3:30 pm

Thursday (evening only)
3:30 - 9 pm

Autumn Schedule:
September 1 - 12, 2019
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
10 am - 3:30 pm

Ellsworth Rock Gardens Cruise
Cruise Kabetogama Lake to Ellsworth Rock Gardens. Once at the gardens, take a guided hike (1/4 mile accessible walk) to explore the unique rock sculptures and building remnants. Visitors are recommended to bring long-sleeved clothing and a hat. Adult $25, Child $15, Toddler (2 and under) $3. Reservations recommended. (4-passenger minimum)

June 20 - August 29, 2019
1- 2:30 pm

Visitors paddling in a North Canoe
Do you have what it takes to be a voyageur?


Canoe Programs

North Canoe
Paddle back in history aboard a 26-foot North Canoe. Learn the voyageur paddle salute and explore the life of a voyageur. Minimum age is 5, paddling required, and weather dependent. Reservations recommended. Call (218) 875-2111. Free.

June 26 - August 21
9:30 - 11 am
1 - 2:30 pm

Looking for a sneak peak of a North Canoe tour? Check out the North Canoe Promo video!


Other Naturalist-led Programs

Become a Voyageur
Join park staff for an inland program and learn about the life of a Voyageur. Interactive, hands-on activities await the adventurous and young at heart. Meet at the front desk of the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center. All ages welcome! Call (218) 875-2111. Free.

July 7 - August 24
Saturday, Sunday
1 - 2 pm

Last updated: August 5, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls, MN 56649


(218) 283-6600

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