Voyageurs National Park

The main method of accessing Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota is boat, and in fact that’s the only way to reach the park’s largest and most striking feature- the Kabetogama Peninsula. Thankfully the boating options and entry points are plentiful and kayaking, canoeing, tour boating, and even house boating are popular activities here.

The park contains four major lakes – Rainy Lake, Kabetogama Lake, Namakan Lake, and Sand Point Lake – but dozens of smaller lakes are spread throughout the park and the largest waters are dotted with small islands.

Plentiful fishing, an abundance of wildlife, water and snow sports, and beautiful views like the bluffs at Anderson Bay and Ellsworth Rock Gardens make Voyageurs worth the journey. Or better yet, worth the voyage: the park gets its name from French fur traders called “voyageurs” that once traveled the area.