Making a Houseboat Reservation

Step-by-step Directions
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  1. Go to www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777
  2. Go to sign in or sign up in upper right. Either log in or set up account.
  3. Click on Find Places and Activities at the top of screen.
  4. In the Search box enter Voyageurs National Park . Click Search.
  5. Click on the 4th choice, Voyageurs National Park Houseboat permits
  6. Choose Voyageurs National Park Houseboat Permits, check availability
  7. On the left side of the screen, under Find Permits:
    1. Looking For: select Overnight Houseboat.
    2. Entrance: select lakes you plan to be on either: Kabetogama, Namakan, and Sand Point KNS or Rainy, RL
    3. Dates enter the date of the first night you want to stay overnight in the park.
    4. Under Length of Stay put in the number of nights you are camping, just theNUMBER ONLY, do not put the word "days" or "nights". Hit search.
  8. This will open up a page that has Entrance List highlighted, click on See Details
  9. This will show a two week calendar with your dates highlighted in gold.
  10. Choose Book permit
  11. Select house boat ownership from drop down
  12. If the boat is a privately owned houseboat, fill in the required information in the box.
  13. Fill in group size, and emergency contact info
  14. Read the park information, check box and then click on continue to shopping cart.
  15. Confirm the details are correct and then click on check out tab
  16. Enter required payment information and click on Complete this purchase.
  17. If within 14 days of the trip you will get a "Print tickets and Permits" and you can print your permit.
  18. If greater than 14 days before your trip you cannot print your permit, but will be notified when you can print it
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Last updated: October 20, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls, MN 56649

Phone:

(218) 283-6600

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