Where can I take my pet?
Pet Owner Responsibility
BlastomycosisBlastomycosis occurs throughout the Great Lake states, including Minnesota. Within the state of Minnesota, there are some hotspots, including the northern counties and also several counties in the Metro area. There is no evidence that blastomycosis is any more prevalent within Voyageurs National Park than in other parts of the state where the disease is prevalent.
There are many health risks to humans and pets when going anywhere outdoors, including parasites and diseases spread by insects, ticks, fungi, etc. It is the responsibility of the individual to know the risks and take measures to prevent them.
For more information on Blastomycosis, please visit theMinnesota Department of Health.
Special Use Permits for Dog Sled Teams
Dog teams and dog sleds are permitted on frozen lake surfaces within the park when adequate ice and snow conditions are present. However, a written Special Use Permit is required for dog teams and dog sleds traveling on designated snowmobile portages.
Last updated: September 1, 2023