Voyageurs National Park

Share |

Voyageurs National Park is truly a watery wonder. Created in 1975, Voyageurs is the nation's 36th national park, and one of the most unique. 84,000 acres of freshwater lakes create an endless option for water based activities. Moose, deer and wolves roam the wooded forests and swamplands.Voyageurs current landscape was largely the cause of glaciation, which carved the rolling hills and created the waterways you see today.

Voyageurs is within an easy drive of Minneapolis, making it a popular getaway for those seeking water based recreation from the midwest's large population centers. If seeing a national park via watercraft is your top priority, it's hard to go wrong with Voyageurs National Park.

Park facts:

Total acreage: 218,000
Square Miles: 485
Water: 84,000 acres
Wilderness: 75,000 acres
60th largest body of freshwater in the world
Mammal: 42 species
Birds: 240 species
Fish: 48 species
Amphibians: 16 species
20-30 nesting bald eagles
40-80 moose
400 types of lichen
Fewer than ten miles of road
100-200 black bears
Second largest concentration of river otters in the world
Drive-in campgrounds: 2(bordering state forest)
Backcountry campgrounds: 150
Visitation in 2006: 240,000

Voyageurs National Park
3131 Highway 53 South
International Falls, MN 56649-8904

Contact page

By Phone

Information (TDD)



Check out our new camping
DVD! This brand new single
DVD features the drive-in
campgrounds of Voyageurs
National Park, the Boundary
Waters Canoe Area, the
Sylvania Wilderness and
Porcupine Mountains State
Park. Also included is a short
video tour of the Fernberg
Road Entry points to the
BWCAW. See what the
campgrounds are really like
without driving all that way
and being disappointed.
Simply click the Northwoods
DVD to order!