Voyageurs National Park has more than 270 developed visitor use sites. These include; campsites, houseboat sites, and day use sites located within its boundaries. All of these sites offer outstanding amenities for your national park experience.
Reservations for summer, 2020 will become available at www.recreation.gov on November 15, 2019.
Visitors requiring a backcountry canoe after September 23, 2019 must check out their key from Park Headquarters (open weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm) or the Rainy Lake Visitor Center (see "Operating Hours and Seasons" page). Please plan your trip accordingly.
Frontcountry Tent Camping Requirements
Frontcountry tent camping is defined as campsites located along the shorelines of Rainy, Kabetogama, Namakan, and Sand Point Lakes that are accessible by watercraft.
Backcountry Watercraft and Backcountry Tent Camping Requirements
Backcountry tent camping is defined as designated campsites located within the interior of the Kabetogama Peninsula and are accessible by a combination of watercraft and hiking.
How do I make a reservation?
Online at www.recreation.gov.
By phone at 1-877-444-6777.
The National Call Center hours are as follows:
How much does it cost?
Where do I get a permit?
Where can I find a map of the campsites?
Voyageurs National Park has partnered with National Geographic who now publishes the official camping map. This map shows the most up-to-date campsites within the park and may be purchased at any of the park's three visitor centers or by going to www.jnpa.com.
What if I get delayed and cannot check-in by 3:00 pm?
What if I need to leave the site earlier than planned?
Permit holders may leave their site before the end of their reserved time. Please report departure to one of the park's three visitor centers. $10 cancellation fee and current night’s fee will be charged, but refund will be given for any remaining nights.
How do I cancel a reservation?
Cancellations must be made by phone to Recreation.gov. Call 1-877-444-6777 to cancel a reservation. You cannot call a park office to make a cancellation or a change in your reservation. Fee applies; see below.
How will I know if a site is reservable?
All tent sites are reservable sites
Can I stay at a Non Designated site?
Is day use allowed at reservable sites?
Camping Links and Resources
Last updated: October 18, 2019