Whether your sense of adventure has you sticking to groomed trails or striking out across vast open stretches of fresh snow on frozen lakes, you can now make advanced online reservations for snowshoes and skis to help you experience the winter wonders of Voyageurs National Park!
Visitor Center Hours of Operation
The Rainy Lake Visitor Center will be open for its winter hours every Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning January 7, 2023. Winter equipment rentals are availabler during these times only.
Winter Equipment Rental Options
Traditional Wooden Snowshoes
Snowshoe TypesTraditional snowshoes come in several different styles. We provide three unique types at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center that are each ideal for trekking in certain environments. Try out each type on a different kind of winter adventure! Learn about their differences below:
Cross Country Skis
Important Note on Sizing
Due to the wide range of sizes in ski equipment, and overlap of youth/adult sizes in both skis and snowshoes, inventory of certain sizes may be limited and is not guaranteed. Modifications for a different date can be made free of charge in the event that your size is unavailable.
Equipment Rental Fees
Your Fee Dollars at Work
The revenue from this service allows Voyageurs National Park's winter equipment rentals to be a self-sustaining program by going directly toward the maintenance, repair, and replacement of winter recreation equipment as aging inventory becomes damaged and unusable.
Your payment of Winter Equipment Rental fees supports this unique visitor experience and is greatly appreciated!
How to Reserve Rentals Online
Rental Check-Out & Check-In
Hit the Trails!
Many of the park's summer hiking trails transform into scenic winter trails that are maintained for snowshoeing and/or cross country skiing. Visit our trails page to learn which are accessible for winter use.
Last updated: December 21, 2022