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Voyageurs National Park

Northern Lights in Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park

Location:  360 Minnesota 11 East, International Falls, Minnesota 56649, United States
Features: Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking trails, stargazing

About the Voyageurs National Park

About Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park is located in northern Minnesota, near the Canadian border. The park’s name commemorates the voyageurs—French-Canadian fur traders who were the first European settlers to frequently travel through the area. The park is notable for its outstanding water resources and is popular with canoeists, kayakers, other boaters, and fishermen.

The Kabetogama Peninsula, which lies entirely within the park and makes up most of its land area, is accessible only by boat. To the east of the park lies the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

The park has several boat ramps and visitor centers on its periphery, though the main body of the park is only accessible by boat or, in the winter, by snowmobile, ski, or snowshoe

Top 3 Adventure Hacks For The Voyageurs National Park

1) Stargazing

A well-known activity at the Voyageurs National Park is Stargazing! The night sky above the park is one of the darkest in the country and the large waterways and uninhabited islands allow the visitors to view shooting starts and the milky way and sometime even an aurora borealis.

2) Prepare For Multiple Activities

This is one of the most unique National Parks I’ve been to. Voyageurs National park is known for its forest, waterways and lakes. There is well over 200,000 acres, 4 large lake, 26 smaller interior lake and 27 miles of hiking trails in the park. Whether on water or land, there is plenty to do at the park like hiking, kayaking, boating swimming, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country and so much more, 

No matter what the adventure, always be sure to bring the necessary outdoor gear with you. 

3) Planning your visit

It is best to come & prepared for everything when planning a visit at the Voyageurs Park. stay connected on social media and other helpful information to know the basic information of the park, things to do, places where to eat and sleep during the stay, operating hours, permits, reservations as well as park regulations and current conditions.

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