The park is currently in the Low Use Season: September 16 through May 14, where there is a $10 charge for the use of www.recreation.gov but no fee for the site. Visitors to Voyageurs National Park must have a reservation and permit, in hand, prior to entering and tent camping in the park.
The park’s High Use Season - May 15, 2015 through September 15, 2015 requires a tent camping reservation and permit, in hand, for any tent campsite within the park. Fees apply. Visitors may go to www.recreation.gov to make a reservation starting Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:00 am EST for the 2015 High Use Season.
If a visitor would like to tent camp the day they enter the park, a reservation must be made in advance. Recreation.gov does not reserve same day reservations. Questions may be asked at visitor centers but reservations are highly encouraged in advance. The park is working on installing self-help kiosks at visitor centers for the summer season.
Visitors may make reservations by going online at www.recreation.gov or by calling the National Call Center at 877-444-6777. Reminder – Ask for Permits & Wilderness, not Camping.