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58 mi 93 km of trail 1 Featured Hike

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Voyageurs National Park is a land of ancient and stunning beauty. Located in the heart of the North American Continent, the park is a place of transition - between land and aquatic ecosystems, between southern boreal and northern hardwood forests, and between wild and developed areas. Its many interconnected waterways are part of the arctic watershed of Hudson Bay. Visitors will enjoy the solitude and scenery that the park has to offer whether taking in the sights and sounds on a trek through a boreal forest, viewing the dark night skies, exploring the water routes, enjoying a peaceful sunrise, or simply relaxing by a campfire. Come experience the life of a voyageur!

To learn more about Voyageurs National Park, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Centers:
Hours for the park's visitor centers vary by season and ranger availability. To see current hours of operation, visit the park's website.

  • Rainy Lake Visitor Center: Hours and days vary by season.
  • Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center: Open 9 am to 5 pm May through September. Closed late-September to late-May.
  • Ash River Visitor Center: Open 10 am to 4 pm May through September. Closed late-September to late-May.
  • Crane Lake Ranger Station: Hours vary based on ranger schedule and availability.

Visiting Tips

Voyageurs National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. During the summer, popular activities include boating and hiking. In the winter, visitors can take advantage of the frozen lake and snow-covered forest by snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing.

Fees & Passes:
There is no entrance fee for Voyageurs National Park. Some amenities such as campsites, boat tours, and certain ranger-led programs may require an additional fee. To learn more about these fees, click here.

Camping & Lodging

Voyageurs National Park has more than 270 campsites, houseboat sites, and day use sites within its boundaries. All sites must be reserved in advance, and there are no drive-in campsites available within the park. All park campsites are only accessible by water. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1 (877) 444-6777. For more information on camping in the park, including campsite's locations, amenities, fees, and accessibility, visit the park's website.

Food & Drink

There are no restaurants or grocery stores located within the park. Visitors should plan to bring necessary food, water, and supplies with them. Dining options can be found in the nearby towns located outside of the park.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Guided Tours:
Voyageurs National Park offers a wide range of guided boat tours and ranger-led programs during the summer and fall, primarily June through September. Programs take place throughout the park, but most boat tours depart from the Rainy Lake and Kabetogama Lake Visitor Centers. For more information on these programs, including fees, reservations, and to see the current calendar of events, click here.

Boat Shuttles:
During the warm season, a free, public boat launch provides access to Rainy Lake Visitor Center, Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center, and Ash River Visitor Center.

Other Activities

Visitors to Voyageurs National Park will find no lack of ways to explore the park. Whether camping, hiking, boating, canoeing, or kayaking in the summer or snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter, visitors are sure to enjoy their time in the park. For those looking for other actitivies outside of the park, check out the opportunities for rock climbing at Crane Lake.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download a variety of free brochures to help plan your visit, click here.

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Trails in Voyageurs National Park - 22

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2.0 mi 3.2 km #1 Locator Lake Trail
Kabetogama, MN
2.0 mi 3.2 km Kabetogama, MN
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1.9 mi 3.1 km #2 Blind Ash Bay Trail
Kabetogama, MN
1.9 mi 3.1 km Kabetogama, MN
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Dry - Beautiful wooded trail with some minor grades - up and down. Beautiful lake views and overall a great short hike.
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10.9 mi 17.5 km #3 Cruiser Lake Trail
Kabetogama, MN
10.9 mi 17.5 km Kabetogama, MN
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19.4 mi 31.1 km #4 Kab-Ash Trail
Kabetogama, MN
19.4 mi 31.1 km Kabetogama, MN
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2.3 mi 3.7 km #5 Echo Bay Trail
Kabetogama, MN
2.3 mi 3.7 km Kabetogama, MN
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0.8 mi 1.3 km #6 Oberholtzer Trail
Island View, MN
0.8 mi 1.3 km Island View, MN
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0.7 mi 1.1 km #7 Sullivan Bay Trail
Kabetogama, MN
0.7 mi 1.1 km Kabetogama, MN
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0.6 mi 1.0 km #8 Black Bay Beaver Pond Trail
Island View, MN
0.6 mi 1.0 km Island View, MN
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #9 Anderson Bay Loop
Kabetogama, MN
1.8 mi 2.9 km Kabetogama, MN
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1.1 mi 1.8 km #10 Little Shoepack Trail
Kabetogama, MN
1.1 mi 1.8 km Kabetogama, MN
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #11 Rainy Lake Recreation Trail
Island View, MN
1.8 mi 2.9 km Island View, MN
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0.9 mi 1.5 km #12 Jorgens Lake Trail
Kabetogama, MN
0.9 mi 1.5 km Kabetogama, MN
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2.4 mi 3.8 km #13 Cruiser Lake Trail: South Alternate
Kabetogama, MN
2.4 mi 3.8 km Kabetogama, MN
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0.3 mi 0.4 km #14 Brown Lake Trail
Kabetogama, MN
0.3 mi 0.4 km Kabetogama, MN
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2.6 mi 4.2 km #15 Mica Bay Trail
Kabetogama, MN
2.6 mi 4.2 km Kabetogama, MN
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0.5 mi 0.8 km #16 Kab-Ash - Sullivan Bay
Kabetogama, MN
0.5 mi 0.8 km Kabetogama, MN
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0.3 mi 0.5 km #17 Forest Overlook Trail
Kabetogama, MN
0.3 mi 0.5 km Kabetogama, MN
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2.8 mi 4.5 km #18 Kab-Ash: Meadowood Rd. East Loop
Kabetogama, MN
2.8 mi 4.5 km Kabetogama, MN
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #19 Kab-Ash Trail S. Alternate
Kabetogama, MN
1.8 mi 2.9 km Kabetogama, MN
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1.7 mi 2.7 km #20 Kab-Ash Trail N. Alternate
Kabetogama, MN
1.7 mi 2.7 km Kabetogama, MN
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0.7 mi 1.1 km #21 Cruiser Lake Trail: Central Cutoff
Kabetogama, MN
0.7 mi 1.1 km Kabetogama, MN
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0.8 mi 1.4 km #22 Kab-Ash: Meadowood Rd. West Loop
Kabetogama, MN
0.8 mi 1.4 km Kabetogama, MN
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