By: Jacob H.


Voyageurs National Park lies in northern Minnesota. It's full of interconnecting water routes and features a Boreal forest. A beautiful place to go canoeing in the summer or snowshoeing in the winter.


The park is located on the northern border of Minnesota. Its size is a total of 218,200 acres (84,00 water and 134,000 land.) The distance from Oskaloosa, Iowa is 602.28 miles (which takes a total of 9 hrs. and 50 mins.)
Kettle Falls Hotel

Park Hours

The park is open year round. Though some parts may be closed such as the visitor centers. The visitor centers are Ash River Center (Opens late May till late September) which is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the months listed earlier. There's also Kabetogama Lake Center (Late May till late September 9:00 a.m. to 5;00 p.m.)


As all other parks, the weather changes with the season. Here's a list of the temperature for each season.
Winter: average low 10.0˚F high 11.6˚F
Spring: average low 27.9˚F high 50.1˚F
Summer: average low 54.6˚F high 78.8˚F
Fall: average low 32.9˚F high 51.8˚F

Lake Kabetogama

Although the first proposal to designate the area as a national park occurred in 1891, it wasn't until 1975 that Voyageurs National Park was established after a long legislative battle that began in 1962. Many people were involved in the movement to establish Voyageurs National Park, including Ernest Oberholtzer, one of the founding members of the Wilderness Society in 1935.


Did you know that ...

The park is a great place to snow shoe in the winter.
The rocks you see at Voyageurs National Park are older than those found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Volunteers helped to maintain and clear park trails, such as the 24 mile-long Kab Ash Trail.

Things To See

There are many things to see here at Voyageurs national park. Including the Ash River visitor center, the Ellsworth rock garden, and you can even see the people at Kabetogama Lake.

Things To Do

There many things to do as well too. Including hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and boat tours.
Hiking: There are more than 50 miles of hiking trails. Including long-distance back
Gray Jay
country trails.
Fishing: You can catch Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskellunge, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Lake Trout, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, and Lake Whitefish.
Snowmobiling: Rainy Lake Trail 28 miles long running from Black Bay to Kettle Falls. Though the best place to snowmobile is on the frozen lakes. But don't worry, there is a trail map that indicates un-safe ice zones with red hash marks.
Boat Tours: Visitors travel and explore the park's lakes and islands by canoe, kayak, and motorboat.
During summer months, the park also offers shuttle service to an interior lake, as well as ranger-led boat tours that explore the park's natural features and history.



Voyageurs National Park