Voyageurs Fast Facts
How big is Voyageurs National Park?
Voyageurs covers a total area of 218,054 acres or 341 square miles.
How many people visit Voyageurs National Park?
243,042 people visited Voyageurs in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Voyageurs Visitation Stats.
When was Voyageurs National Park created?
Voyageurs was made a national park on January 8, 1971.
What are the highest and lowest elevations in Voyageurs National Park?
Voyageurs’ lowest point is 1,108 feet at Rainy Lake. The highest point in Voyageurs is 1,410 feet near Mead Wood Road.
What time zone is Voyageurs National Park located in?
Voyageurs is in the Central Time Zone.
How much does it cost to enter Voyageurs National Park?
There is no entrance fee for Voyageurs National Park.
Five Random Facts About Voyageurs
Voyageurs is named after early the French-Canadian fur traders of the same name. The voyageurs were the first group of European settlers to travel through the region regularly.
Voyageurs contains four major lakes and countless smaller ones. The four major lakes are Kabetogama, Namakan, Sand Point, and Rainy. The latter three are crossed by the United States-Canadian border.
Voyageurs’ four major lakes are all natural in origin. However, their water levels are regulated by dam both inside and outside the park.
Most of the major sites and trails of Voyageurs National Park, along with all campsites, are only accessible by water outside of winter. During the very cold winter season, the lakes ice over completely and travel across the ice is possible.
Water makes up around 40% of the total area in Voyageurs National Park.
Where is Voyageurs National Park?
Voyageurs National Park is located in extreme northern Minnesota, sharing its northern boundary with Canada. The city of International Falls is the closest city of size. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Voyageurs.