Welcome to Northern Minnesota! Awesome fishing, breath-taking four-season
scenery and home of Voyageurs National Park.
VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK was established in 1975 "to preserve for the inspiration and
enjoyment of present and future generations, the outstanding scenery, geological conditions and
waterways system which constituted a part of the historic route of the Voyageurs who contributed
significantly to the opening of the Northwestern United States.”
Voyageurs contains 218,054 acres, with 134,265 acres of land and 83,789 acres of water.
The topography of the park is rugged and varied; rocky outcrops are interspersed with many calm
bays, occasional rugged shorelines, sand beaches, rocky points and pine-studded islands, bogs, beaver
ponds, swamps, small lakes and five large lakes, each with thousands of acres of clean, refreshing water.
This is the southern part of the Canadian Shield, representing some of the oldest exposed rock
formations in the world. This bedrock has been shaped and carved by at least four periods of glaciations.
The true "star of the north" is the area's extensive system of waterways. Travel a 50+ mile route
from Kabetogama's west end to the southern tip of Crane Lake. Or portage at Kettle Falls and
dip into Rainy Lake. You'll never find more beautiful water-filled scenery anywhere!
Pine tree covered islands, rock ledges overlooking areas of cool, clear water,
fantastic fishing for numerous species in every lake...yours to explore.