Directions to Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park is in the heart of the North American Continent, and although the best way to get around the park is definitely using the inter-connecting waterways, first you’ll have to get there.

Traveling to Voyageurs National Park by Car

The park is located;

  • 3 hours to the north of Duluth – Highway 53.
  • 5 hours to the north of Minneapolis, St Pauls – Interstate 35
  • 4 hours to the south of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Flying to Voyageurs National Park
If you don’t live within an easy driving distance of the park then you can always make the first part of your journey by plane. The closest airport is Falls International Airport at International Falls, Minnesota from where you can easily pick up a taxi or a rental car. The majority of the flights will travel via Minneapolis, St Pauls International Airport which is located around 5 hours from the park, so you could always pick up a rental car from there if you preferred.
Traveling to Voyageurs National Park by Boat
Many visitors arrive at Voyageurs National Park via the water. The park visitor centers on Kabetogama Lake, Rainy Lake and Ash River all have public ramps, and there’s water access to Voyageurs National Park at other various resorts.
Traveling to Voyageurs National Park by Public Transport
Sorry but that’s not possible. The area is not served by either passenger train or bus line, so you’ll have to fly, drive or take your boat! Remember that boating is by far the best way to see Voyageurs National Park.

Doesn’t that look like the perfect spot to spend a few days?