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Voyageurs National Park
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Voyageurs National Park Sunset in Voyageurs credits More Than Just Parks
Enjoy a sunset in Voyageurs National Park.
Voyageurs National Park Voyageurs National Park credits Share the Experience, Kendra Fuller
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Voyageurs National Park Hike a trail credits Nicholas Durante
Get outside and hiking on one of our many trails.
Voyageurs National Park Sunrise, Lake Kabetogama © Nancy Bauer
Voyageurs National Park Lake Kabetogama © Nancy Bauer
Voyageurs National Park Lake Kabetogama © Nancy Bauer
Voyageurs National Park Goldeneye, Lake Kabetogama © Nancy Bauer
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Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
International Falls, Minnesota   56649

Phone: ((218)) 283-6600
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The park lies in the southern part of the Canadian Shield, representing some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world. This bedrock has been shaped and carved by at least four periods of glaciation. The topography of the park is rugged and varied rolling hills are interspersed between bogs, beaver ponds, swamps, islands, small lakes and four large lakes. In the years since the last glaciation, a thin layer of soil has been created which supports the boreal forest ecosystem, the North Woods of Voyageurs National Park.

This land is rich in human history. Named for the Voyageurs, French-Canadian canoe-men who traveled these waters in their birch-bark canoes from the Great Lakes to the interior of the western United States and Canada. Modern voyageurs continue to ply these waters. The water, accompanying scenery, geology and rich cultural and natural resources that give Voyageurs its national significance, merits its protection for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

On the northern edge of Minnesota's border, 55 miles of the park meander along the Canadian border with Ontario. Voyageurs is about 15 miles east of International Falls, MN and 300 miles north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.

Voyageurs is a water based park. Access to the Kabetogama peninsula, the islands and nearly all of the park's shoreline is by watercraft. Free public boat ramps and parking are available at the park's visitor centers and at the Kabetogama State Forest Campgrounds.
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Voyageurs is also spectacular from a geological perspective. Its rolling hills were carved by multiple periods of glaciation. The park is situated on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. This shield contains...more

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Voyageurs National Park is located in Northern Minnesota. The park shares its northern boundary with Canada and lies just west of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness. The park visitor centers are accessible by car but in order to truly experience the park, one must leave their vehicle behind and access the park by boat. Access to Voyageurs is available from many points lining Rainy Lake, Kabetogama Lake, Ash River, Crane Lake, and Orr/Pelican Lake.

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