Voyageurs National Park

Camping on the shores of Voyageur National Park

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Voyageurs National Park

  • Where is it?: – International Falls, Kabetogama, Ash River, and Crane Lake, MNNational Park
  • Special Topics: Glaciers · Westward Expansion ·
  • Recreation Activities: Boating · Camping · Educational Programs · Fishing · Hiking · Swimming · Wildlife Viewing · Snow Skiing

Voyageurs National Park is a terrific place to explore, and follow in the footsteps (or canoe trails to be more precise) of the voyageurs which paddled their birch canoes laden with trade goods and animal pelts through the area on their way to Canada.  Of course, not many people have birch canoes these days, but that doesn’t mean that a houseboat, kayak or regular canoe won’t do the same job.  Voyageurs National Park is water based, you can’t see it properly by car, you’ve got to lock up and take to the water in order to really experience the beautiful lakes, shorelines and islands in the park. If you prefer to stick to dry land then be prepared to leave your comfort zone, you’ll be glad that you did (just so long as no-one rocks the boat).

Voyageurs National Park is a great place to get back to nature, whether you plan a trip for a day, a weekend or a week, it’s just waiting to be explored. Keep your eyes and ears open for the howl of a distant wolf, the white tailed deer as they disappear into the forest and signs of the fantastic black bear. They were here first you know, we’re just the visitors and need to remember that during our stay.

Voyageurs National Park has warm, short summers and cold, long winters, but whatever time of year you plan your visit you’re sure to be amazed at this beautiful place where you can explore, have fun, relax and learn.

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It’s so quiet – hang on, yep, I’ve got the sound turned up, it’s still so quiet – bring it on . . .

Wow, this really is a place of extremes – but all of it is awesome!