Navigating the Park Waterways
Voyageurs National Park contains 84,000 acres of water, 655 miles of undeveloped shoreline, and more than 500 islands. Water-based travel is the predominant way to experience this national park. Four large lakes: Rainy, Kabetogama, Namakan, and Sand Point Lakes and 26 smaller interior lakes provide access to campsites, visitor destinations, hiking trails, and many recreational activities. Whether in a houseboat, motorboat, canoe, sailboat, or kayak, safely navigating the waterways is crucial for an enjoyable park experience.