Visiting Voyageurs National Park

Planning a trip to Voyageurs National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Voyageurs National Park.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park Basics

Region: Midwest / Great Lakes

Park Size: 218,200 acres (340.94 sq miles) (883.02 sq km)

Location: Saint Louis and Koochiching counties

Closest Cities: International Falls, Minnesota

Busy Season: June to August

Visitation: 232,974 (in 2019)

How much does Voyageurs National Park Cost?

Voyageurs National Park does not charge an entrance fee.

When is Voyageurs National Park Open?

Voyageurs National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Voyageurs National Park?

Yes, pets are welcome in Voyageurs National Park but are limited to frontcountry campsites visitor center areas, parking lots, and the Recreation Trail. Pets are not allowed in backcountry sites on the Kabetogama Pennisula Please review the Voyageurs Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Voyageurs.

Where are Voyageurs National Park’s visitor centers?

Rainy Lake Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center – Open Late-May to Middle of September

Ash River Visitor Center – Open Late-May to Middle of September

Land Acknowledgments for Voyageurs National Park

The National Park known as Voyageurs National Park sits on Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

National Park Obsessed’s Detailed Guides to Voyageurs National Park

Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 63 US National Parks. She has currently been to 58 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.