Size: 218,222 Acres

Year Established: 1975

Annual Visitors: 243,000

Firearms Information in Voyageurs National Park

People who are allowed to legally carry firearms according to federal law, Minnesota law, and local law in the area in which Voyageurs National Park is located are permitted to possess firearms there as of February 22, 2010.

In public sites like Voyageurs National Park, it is against the law to possess a firearm of any kind, whether a rifle, a shotgun, or even a BB gun. Weapons are not permitted on park-owned tour boats or in some facilities within this park, including visitor centers and government offices.

Hunting in Voyageurs National Park

It is illegal to use or discharge a firearm anywhere within the boundaries of Voyageurs National Park.

Fishing in Voyageurs National Park

Fishing is allowed in Voyageurs National Park, but you must obtain a State of Minnesota Fishing License.

Walleye Sander vitreus, Sauger Sander canadensis, Northern Pike Esox lucius, Smallmouth Bass Micropterus dolomieu, Yellow Perch Perca flavescens, and Black Crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus are some of the better-known fish species in the park.

Additional Information About Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs is an outcropping of Canadian territory consisting of more than 30 lakes. Rainy, Kabetogama, Namakan, and Sand Point are the four major ones. The French-Canadian fur traders who frequented this area in search of beaver gave the park its name. Together, they take about one-third of the park’s total area.

Visitors can rent motorboats, houseboats, canoes, and kayaks and navigate their way across the park’s 900 islands. From boats or the shore, onlookers can hear the eerie sounds of loons and the high-pitched cackling of the bald eagle as these majestic birds hunt for bass, sturgeon, pike, and walleye.

The most impressive aspect of the aurora borealis is the number of nights each year that it illuminates the sky with flashing and shimmering bands of green, purple, and red light.

Best Time to Visit Voyageurs National Park

The best time to visit Voyageurs National Park is between the months of June to September.

Visitor Fees

There are no fees to get into this park. There is a separate fee for each camping amenity.

Interesting in visiting multiple National Parks this year?

Consider the America The Beautiful Annual Park Pass.

This annual park pass to gets you and some friends into all U.S. National Parks for $80.
They also offer Senior, Military, and other discounts.

Visitor Centers

Rainy Lake Visitor Center 


1797 Township Rd 342
International Falls, MN 56649

Phone Number

(218) 286-5258

Hours of Operation

Daily 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.

Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center


9940 Cedar Ln,
Kabetogama, MN 56669

Phone Number

(218) 875-2111

Hours of Operation (Open late-May through September)

Daily 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.

Ash River Visitor Center 


9899 Mead Wood Rd,
Orr, MN 55771

Phone Number

(218) 374-3221

Hours of Operation (Open late-May through September)

Daily 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.