Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park

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VISIT Voyageurs National Park:

Park Details

Voyageurs National Park was established on January 8, 1971, and has a total area of 218,200 acres (341 square miles, or 883 square kilometers).

Address Voyageurs National Park Headquarters, International Falls, MN, 56649
Phone218-283-6600
HoursOpen 24-hours a day year-round
Entrance FeeFree
Learn MoreOfficial Website

When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Voyageurs National Park is the 166th most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Voyageurs National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Voyageurs National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Voyageurs National Park are May, June, July & August.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits4,6797,8871,55810429,78549,16653,25555,58027,16611,0312,474357
Precipitation282236638187695563534028
Avg Temp202333516675807868533623
Max Temp343550718288919084725236
Avg Temp251731445458564736239
Min Temp-22-20-10152840464330224-14
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Voyageurs National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Voyageurs National Park is visited.

Trip NameTrip MilesTrip Days
Voyageurs & Isle Royale5807

Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Voyageurs National Park.

NameDistance
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore153 mi
Grand Portage National Monument157 mi
Isle Royale National Park207 mi
Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway212 mi
Keweenaw National Historical Park225 mi
Mississippi National River and Recreation Area247 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Voyageurs National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

NameDetailsMiles Away
Woodenfrog - Kabetogama State ForestKabetogama Lake, MN more 3 miles
Ash River - Kabetogama State ForestOrr, MN more 10 miles
Lofgren Memorial ParkLittle Fork, MN more 25 miles
Echo LakeEly, MN more 31 miles
Big Falls CityBig Falls, MN more 39 miles
Lake JeanetteEly, MN more 40 miles
Button Box ? George Washington State ForestTogo, MN more 43 miles
Wakemup Bay - Kabetogama State ForestCook, MN more 43 miles
Little American FallsCraigville, MN more 45 miles
Thistledew ? George Washington State ForestTogo, MN more 46 miles

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Voyageurs National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Giants RidgeAurora, MN1,972 ft31%68 mi
Mount Fairweather (not public)Atikokan, ON675 ft29%70 mi
Buena VistaBemidji, MN1,510 ft33%99 mi

Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Voyageurs National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Voyageurs National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International AirportYWGWinnipeg, MB215 mi
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International AirportMSPMinneapolis, MN246 mi
Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI453 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Voyageurs National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Falls International AirportINLInternational Falls, MN19 mi
Fort Frances Municipal AirportYAGFort Frances, ON24 mi
Range Regional AirportHIBHibbing, MN74 mi
Dryden Regional AirportYHDDryden, ON97 mi
Kenora AirportYQKKenora, ON111 mi
Duluth International AirportDLHDuluth, MN117 mi
Sioux Lookout AirportYXLSioux Lookout, ON126 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.