Voyageurs National Park

International Falls, Minnesota

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With all their islands and campsites, the large, interconnected lakes of Voyageurs National Park provide fascinating exploration for boaters, especially sea kayakers. Unlike wide-open Lake Superior, the lakes of Voyageurs have plenty of protected coves and shorelines to paddle when weather is windy. Stormy weather on the big lakes can make paddling difficult or even hazardous. Paddlers must keep an eye out for motorboat traffic. Black bears are campsite pests, even on some islands; hang food or use bear lockers.
Paddling Minnesota

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Paddling Minnesota

by Greg Breining (Falcon Guides)

With all their islands and campsites, the large, interconnected lakes of Voyageurs National Park provide fascinating exploration for boaters, especially sea kayakers. Unlike wide-open Lake Superior, the lakes of Voyageurs have plenty of protected coves and shorelines to paddle when weather is windy.

Stormy weather on the big lakes can make paddling difficult or even hazardous. Paddlers must keep an eye out for motorboat traffic. Black bears are campsite pests, even on some islands; hang food or use bear lockers.

©  Greg Breining/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: International Falls
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day to several day trips
Class: Class I
Local Contacts: Department of Natural Resources Information Center, 612-296-6157 or 800-766-6000 (toll free in Minnesota)
Local Maps: Information maps available from Voyager National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Voyageurs National Park

Recent Trail Reviews

10/25/2001
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Sea Kayaking through the network of islands in Voyageurs National Park is something every paddler needs to do! The fall season is ideal for an extended kayaking adventure. With over 1200 islands and 95,000 acres of water in Voyageurs the area is simply a maze of waterways and backwater channels, with big water access. I paddle Voyageurs constantly, and the benefits I see are: NO Portages, NO camping fees, No Group size limits, warmer waters than Lake Superior, and extensive sea kayaking option (over 75 miles end to end) Voyageurs National Park is ideal for sea kayaks, and soon everyone will realize how wonderful the area truely is!!!!



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