Voyageurs National Park News
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Voyageurs National Park Along with Voyageurs Conservancy Host Community Artist and Educator - Sam Zimmerma
June 22, 2022 | 12:53 pm
This summer, Voyageurs National Park will receive a vibrant community mural celebrating the park’s waters and skies. With support from Voyageurs Conservancy, Sam Zimmerman will serve as a Community Artist and Educator in residence in the park from June 26 - July 1, 2022.
Voyageurs National Park Begins Buoy Placement for 2022 Summer Season
May 16, 2022 | 4:31 pm
Voyageurs National Park staff are actively placing hazard markers and other buoys within park boundaries.
Operation Hours for Kettle Falls Portage Established
May 9, 2022 | 11:55 am
Based upon current staffing the National Park Service and the Kettle Falls concession staff will operate the Kettle Falls portage seven days a week from 7:30 am until dark. This will include the new aquatic invasive species (AIS) decontamination process for vessels being portaged from Rainy Lake to Namakan Lake.
Voyageurs National Park Establishes Vessel Decontamination Station at Kettle Falls Portage
April 12, 2022 | 10:55 am
In response to the discovery of zebra mussel veligers (larvae) in Black Bay of Rainy Lake in late 2021, Voyageurs staff is starting a containment and prevention program. This program involves educational activities as well as new management operations related to Kettle Falls and Gold Portage areas.
Reservations for 2022 Boat Tours Open April 15 with New Fee Rates
April 11, 2022 | 2:57 pm
Beginning at 9 am CST on April 15, visitors can start reserving their seats aboard Voyageurs National Park’s Voyageur tour boat on Rainy Lake, or the new Ne-Zho-Dain tour boat on Kabetogama, at rates recently approved by the National Park Service.
Spring Cattail Burns in Voyageurs National Park
March 3, 2022 | 8:18 am
Voyageurs National Park staff will conduct prescribed burns throughout park wetlands to treat areas of invasive hybrid cattails from March through May 2022. Activities include burning floating and rooted cattails as well as other wetland areas to remove dead vegetation, rejuvenate wetland plant communities, and reduce woody plant encroachment
Voyageurs National Park Has a New Tour Boat for Namakan Basin Explorations
February 16, 2022 | 1:24 pm
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN - In the summer of 2022, Voyageurs National Park will have a new tour boat - Ne-zho-dain (pronounced Knee-Zho-Dan) - based at the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center to serve park visitors.
Night Light Snowshoe Hike to be held at Voyageurs National Park
January 12, 2022 | 10:50 am
International Falls, MN: Voyageurs National Park will offer a self-guided night snowshoe hike Friday, January 14.
Voyageurs National Park Announces Personnel Changes
December 15, 2021 | 12:38 pm
Voyageurs National Park is excited to share new staff arrivals.
Voyageurs National Park asks Anglers Assistance in Preventing the Spread of Zebra Mussels
December 10, 2021 | 10:13 am
Voyageurs National Park staff is seeking assistance from anglers to help prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels. Zebra mussel veligers (larvae) were confirmed in Black Bay, Rainy Lake, in July 2021. Zebra mussels have multiple effects on lakes they invade. They alter ecosystems by changing the flow of