Voyageurs National Park
Minnesota, United States
Designated as a National Park in 1975
This park protecting four lakes near the Canada–US border is a site for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. The park also preserves a history populated by Ojibwe Native Americans, French fur traders called voyageurs, and gold miners. Formed by glaciers, the region features tall bluffs, rock gardens, islands, bays, and several historic buildings.
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Beautiful scenery with great walking paths and so clean, the way nature should be!
Absolutely love this place. Great campsites, great fishing, and absolutely beautiful.
It's amazing! The best way to explore is by boat. So leave your car behind, rent a boat, canoe, kayak or houseboat and go get lost. Try to book in advance.
Not crowded, made it perfect for me.
Truly a NPS gem! The staff very competently directed us to the most appropriate trails and boat tours. Note we called regarding boat tours well in advance, which was fortuitous because they sell out in advance! This park preserves an important balance between history and nature-- that's much appreciated!
It is a amazing place for those who want to have all the amenities with the many resorts or want to rough it with the many well maintained camp sites or just for the day it is a great place to just get away from home
Wide open, tons of water open top kayak or canoe. Some people bring actual motor boats and fish. Camping here is amazing if you're ok with some bugs.
One of the most beautiful places on earth! The park is very well maintained, I was on a houseboat so I can't comment about the tent sites, but from what I saw they appeared very nice. Easy to navigate with the help of a GPS. I used the Navionics boating app on an android phone. With the park are downloaded it worked perfectly, just like using the GPS in your car. Also went to the Kettle Falls Hotel for dinner, food was good and reasonably priced. Bring plenty of insect repellent, the only down side are the bugs, VERY bad at times. The park is a must see if you are a nature lover, just incredibly beautiful. If you've every been to the BWCAW, this park looks very similar, the difference being you can use a boat anywhere inside the park with no motor restrictions.
Didn't get to see a lot had to deliver to the forest dept. Looks like a great place to get away. Sense of a relaxing feeling up their.
Another National Park treasure. This park shares a border with Canada and is the gift of big fresh water and is best explored by water craft. We visited 3 of the 4 visitor centers. Rainy Lake center was the largest and perhaps the newest. From here we took the Grand tour boat excursion, about 2 hours. Lots of water, birds and wilderness. The Lake Kabetogama visitor center was smaller but also very nice. From here we took the boat tour to Kettle Falls Historic District. About a 5 hour round trip journey. We enjoyed hearing about the history of the Kettle Falls and the Kettle Falls Hotel. We saw many eagles, deer, ducks, and wilderness along the way. Short walks in the kettle falls area were easy and fun. The 3rd Center we visited was the Ash River visitor center and part of an historic setting and former lodge. If you enjoy water craft of all types this is the park to visit. If you are hikers the trails are nice but limited. We enjoyed our 3 nights and 4 days here. Well worth a visit.