Minnesota Visitor's Guide

Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota
Why It’s Cool: The park offers something different every season: Summer and spring are perfect for water activities; fall turns the park into a hiking paradise; and winter calls to cross-country skiers, snowshoers, snowmobilers, and ice fishermen. The park is composed of mostly water, so if you enter without your own vessel, try a guided boat tour (reserve in advance). There are also a wide variety of hiking trails, accessible by both car and boat.

Where to Camp: The park features 220 free, designated campsites, but they're accessible only by water on a first-come-first-serve basis. Backcountry camping is also allowed anywhere in the park (unless otherwise stated).

When It’s Open: Year-round. Visitor center hours vary by season.

Cost: Entrance is free, but there's a $10 daily fee for private boating. No charge or reservations for individual campsites, though a free permit is required. For more information, visit the park's website.

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