Making a Houseboat Reservation

Step-by-step Directions
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  1. Go to www.recreation.gov
  2. In the upper right, either Log In to your account or click on Sign Up to create an account.
  3. In the search bar, type “voya houseboat” and click on SEARCH.
  4. Click on Voyageurs National Park Houseboat Permits.
  5. Registration is closed until November 15 for each following summer season. On or after November 15, you will be able to select your entry date and click on the Check Availability button.
  6. Select the appropriate boxes for your trip dates on the lake you will be on. Note: the first date box you select is your arrival date, and the second date box you select should indicate your LAST NIGHT stayed in the park.
  7. Click on Book Now.
  8. Make sure cost listed on the right is correct and fill out requested information on the left. Read and agree to important information at the bottom of the page.
  9. If complete, click on Proceed to Cart.
  10. Check that the order summary is correct and click on Proceed to Payment.
  11. Fill out payment information and click on Next.
  12. Review and confirm information and click on Continue.
  13. Your order is complete! You can print this confirmation for your records but it is not your official permit.
  14. Print your permit prior to your trip, but be aware that there are no modifications, cancellations, or refunds allowed once it is printed. The act of printing your permit "issues" your permit, so wait until you are certain of your travel plans before printing. To print your permit, log into your recreation.gov account, select Reservations from the main menu, and click the Print Permit button next to the appropriate trip. There is no place to print your permit once you arrive at the park
  15. Post your permit. It is required to have your permit visibly posted on the rear of your vessel while in the park.
  16. Enjoy your houseboating adventure in Voyageurs National park!

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Last updated: November 9, 2022

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Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls , MN 56649

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(218)-283-6600

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