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Voyageurs National Park Fees & Reservations

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Camping on the shores of Voyageur National Park

Camping on the shores of Voyageur National Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Voyageurs National Park doesn’t charge any entrance fees at all, it’s completely free to enter and enjoy the wonderful waterways and terrific trails around the park.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should turn up at the park without a dime in your pocket, because there are some great extra things which you can pay for which will help to make your experience even more enjoyable. In particular I’m thinking about the summer guided boat tours often incorporating the fantastic naturalist programs, mostly taking place in the months of June, July and August.

Camping at Voyageurs National Park

Individual camping sites at Voyageurs National Park are free of charge, although you do need to have a permit (don’t worry, they’re free too). You can’t walk into these camp-sites, you can only get their by boat, and if you’re thinking about driving to a camping ground think again, you can’t. Boats only.

You don’t need to reserve any of these camp-sites  they are available strictly on a first come, first served basis. There are a couple of group camp-sites as Voyageurs National Park which are charged at $35 per night and can be reserved. There’s also a camp-site which is handicap accessible, that’s free too and does accept advance reservations.

Boating Activities in Voyageurs National Park

Visitors can rent rowboats and canoes on the interior lakes in Voyageurs National Park, situated within the Kabetogama Peninsula. Boats can be rented at $10 per day, per boat. One small yet very important detail is that the boats are not accessible by car, only by boat. You’ve got to make your own transport arrangements to reach the trailhead, there are no transporting facilities arranged by Voyageurs National Park. You can reserve these boats in advance (up to a week) and although the paddles will be provided with the boat you must take your own lifejacket. Simply sign up for the permit and get your key from the visitor center at the park.

 

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