Permits & Reservations

Current Campsite Closures

Rainy Lake
Lost Bay R20 - Closed for the season
Saginaw Bay West R104 - Closed for the season

Namakan Lake
Catamaran N15 - Closed for the season

Sandpoint Lake
Granite Cliff S. S7 - Closed for the season

 
 
 
A Voyageurs National Park sign sits on a rock point on Kabetogama Lake
A Voyageurs National Park sign sits on a rock point on Kabetogama Lake

NPS Photo/C. Braton

Voyageurs Entrance Fee: Free!

  • There is no fee to enter Voyageurs National Park; enjoy your visit!
  • The park is open year-round; have fun exploring in all seasons!
  • Visitor center hours of operation vary by season; view the typical operating hours for all three visitor centers here .
 
A renovated campsite with a brown bear box on the right of a designated campsite with a picnic table surrounded by trees.
A core pad installed at the Lost Bay Island campsite on Kabetogama Lake serves to protect tree roots that were being trampled after years of soil erosion and compaction.

NPS photo

Camping Permit Fees

All tent campsites within Voyageurs National Park require a reservation fee and nightly amenity fees.

 
A family enjoys a houseboat moored to a forested shoreline
A houseboat moored to a forested shoreline in Voyageurs National Park.

Erik Bjorum

Houseboat Permit Fees

All houseboats, sailboats, and cabin cruisers require permit fees for overnight stays in Voyageurs National Park. A houseboat is defined as a registered vessel that contains sleeping facilities, cooking and food storage facilities, and a no-discharge toilet.

 
Voyageur tour boat on Rainy Lake before sunset
Voyageur tour boat on Rainy Lake before sunset

NPS photo

Tour Boat Ticket Fees

Ranger-led boat tours require a fee at Voyageurs National Park.

  • Reservations for Ranger-led boat tours typically become available on April 15th for the summer season
  • Fees vary depending on length of time and distance traveled. View a listing of typically-offered tours and associated fees here.
 

Your Camping & Tour Fees Benefit the Park!

Any fees you pay when exploring or camping in Voyageurs National Park make a difference! We participate in the congressionally-authorized Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA). In Voyageurs, 96 percent of the fee revenue collected in the park stays here to help fund park projects related to the fee program.

  • Tour ticket fees allow a self-sustaining boat tour program to continue bringing visitors beyond where the roads end, to explore the vast expanses of natural beauty and places of historical and cultural significance within Voyageurs National Park. This service is crucial for helping all visitors have access to remote locations within the park.
  • Camping fee revenue stays right here at Voyageurs to help improve the visitor experience by funding site cleaning and maintenance, camping infrastructure improvements, backcountry access and trails upkeep, day use and visitor destination site enhancement, and the operation of the reservation system.
  • Your fees are appreciated! They are critical in providing outstanding visitor services and for maintaining exceptional recreation opportunities well into the future!
 
A campsite in Voyageurs National Park
A core pad installed at Lost Bay Island campsite on Kabetogama Lake protects tree roots that were getting trampled after years of soil erosion and compaction.

NPS photo

 

Other Park Services, Permits & Fees

 
A tour boat docked on water at a wooden boat launch with green grass on the shore and trees in the background. The sky is cloudy. The tour boat is 2 tiered with windows and a captain's quarters. The bottom of the boat is black and the top is white.
Take a tour on the VOYAGEUR or charter our boats for a special event!

Tour Boat Charters

Would one of our park tour boats be the perfect setting for a special event? They are available for charter through a Special Use Permit!

Special Use Permits (SUP)

All activities considered to either be a special event or special park use activities are required to obtain a Special Use Permit (SUP). These include, but not limited to:

Commercial Use Authorizations (Buisness Permits)

To conduct business in the park (e.g., private tour boat charters, fishing guide services, water taxis, boat rental), you must obtain an active Commercial Use Authorization (CUA).

 

Last updated: November 14, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls , MN 56649

Phone:

(218)-283-6600

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