Voyageurs National Park’s Tent Camping Reservations Start November 15 For The 2015 Summer Season

Park staff would like to remind all visitors that tent camping reservations are now required for all tent campsites within Voyageurs National Park. 10454354_10152676977635229_8279861148445019613_o

The park is currently in the Low Use Season: September 16 through May 14, where there is a $10 charge for the use of 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 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. 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 or by calling the National Call Center at 877-444-6777. Reminder – Ask for Permits & Wilderness, not Camping.

Voyageurs National Park’s Water Levels Receding; Reopening of Closed Campsites

The waters within Voyageurs National Park have receded in some areas of the park allowing park staff to repair and clean previously closed campsites and trails. The following areas will reopen starting Monday, July 21, 2014. Kabetogama Lake:

All campsites

Happy Landing (K11) continues to be closed through August 1, 2014 due to eagles nesting

Namakan Lake:

All campsites

Hammer Bay South closed through the 2014 season due to necessary long term repairs

Sand Point Lake:

All campsites


All campsites

All day use

All trails

The waters on Rainy Lake continue daily to recede. However, water levels are still two to three feet above park docks so campsites with docks remain closed until further notice.  Please note, there are over 130 small and large campsites and houseboat sites open and ready for visitors on Rainy Lake!

Visitors who wish to rebook reservations for campsites or backcountry boat rentals may do so starting July 21, 2014 at

For updates and or changes to this press release please visit the park’s website at

Photo of roasting marshmallow by Nina Hale, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.