Spring (March to early May): The climate remains pleasant. As you walk through the park, you can see the newly born small green leaves in the plan.
Hence, spring is a favorite season to visit this national park. At the same time, there is a high chance of getting affected by mosquito bite.
If you are keen to travel in this season, remember to apply mosquito repellent cream. And make sure you wear clothes that cover your hand and legs.
People love to come in this season to capture this magical beauty of the forest in their camera. As you walk through the sea, you will find that the lake is covered with mist.
Winter (December to February): The temperature falls drastically. Maximum rain recorded in VoyageursNationalPark is 558.94 mm in September.
If you want to enjoy the park, and fish, mid May is also a good time. August is best for long days, and warmer weather, but the big flies are out, (horse, deer and ankle biters).
Sept. is also great, fewer bugs than June and July, the nights come quicker, and things start to cool off, esp. Fishing licenses can be purchased over the counter at most gas stations or at hundreds of other locations thru-out MN.
Be aware, that with most houseboat rentals, 5 days = 1 week in pricing, IE. Compare all the different options, with each of the rental places, before making your decision.
“You can see a full-sized moose exhibit at Rainy Lake, look inside a beaver lodge at Kabetogama, and enjoy the rustic beauty of Ash River's historic architecture.” To get around the park, though, you’ll need to leave your car behind and take a boat into the park. Most boat tours depart from the visitor centers, and reservations are highly recommended.
Another terrific planning resource is the park’s newspaper, Rendezvous, which outlines programs seasonally. Join a local outfitter who will guide you through the park’s waters and point out must-see sites along the way.
And if you prefer to stay on land (or let somebody else take the helm), many local resorts and businesses nearby offer accommodations, RV hookups, camping, guide services and more.” Rendezvous, the park’s seasonal newspaper, outlines local accommodations and authorized outfitters to make the most of your planning. Lights out: Its remote location makes night sky viewing spectacular in VoyageursNationalPark.
“Clear night skies in Voyageurs offer unforgettable views of the constellations and the Milky Way,” say the park rangers. The brightest leaves generally show up near the end of September and last through October.” And in the wintertime, borrow a pair or snowshoes or skis.
A Black Bay view from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center picnic area With the many merging bodies of water and widespread rock hazards, navigating the lakes can be tricky.
Storms, winds, and waves can ruin a peaceful afternoon; watch the weather. Several campsites, visitor destinations, and trails are accessible to those with limited mobility.
I took my family there, and they LOVED it Says Mimi took a side trip and went sea kayaking with Voyagers Adventures & Outfitters, they were great and located really close to the Kabetogama Visitor Center. Camping is available at Arnold's Campground; don't forget to take a good little tour to Cripple Creek.
While you're here at VoyageursNationalPark you will meet lots of folks from nearby International Falls, and taking a little trip to close by Award Point is a great idea. Dry warm beds await you at Days Inn International Falls, also Rainy Lake Dam is worth taking a look at since you're here.
You just can't imagine the amount of outdoors fun things the area in the neighborhood of VoyageursNationalPark has to offer. A tour to VoyageursNationalPark is a glorious pick when you must spend some time in the great outdoors.
For the duration of the long summer days highs here at VoyageursNationalPark reach the 70s, and all through the night it cools down to the 50s. User input for VoyageursNationalPark, Minnesota:Submit Input:Map Detailed Map Contact Info Phone, Email, Address, GPS coordinates Management Description of VoyageursNationalPark submitted by park management.
Operating hours and fees are valid at the date of publishing and are subject to change, please contact park directly for current information. The author at the Ash River entrance to VoyageursNationalPark, Minnesota, photographed 07/24/2012.
Earlier this week my wife and I drove up to northern Minnesota to visit VoyageursNationalPark. Since it’s predominantly backcountry, it also hosts a wide variety of mammals including wolves, moose, and black bears.
The waterways teem with game fish including northern pike, yellow perch, walleye, and sturgeon. View of eastern Lake Kabetogama from the Blind Ash Bay Trail.
Before we even entered the park we were treated to a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Accipitridae) perched on a conifer: Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Accipitridae) photographed 07/23/2012 near VoyageursNationalPark, Minnesota.
While we enjoyed the setting sun here, a mother mallard duck (Ana's platyrhynchos, Native) and her babies swam up to us, came ashore, and foraged around for a few minutes: That night we hoped to see the aurora borealis but the activity was low during our visit.
We did get to see a vast number of stars, however, while listening to the mournful calls of common loons. That morning we headed out onto the lake with a rented motorboat from the laid-back proprietor of Zappa’s Landing.
Then we saw one of the common loons (Gavin dimmer, Gavilán) that we heard crying the night before: Even though we spent four hours on the boat, we covered only a fraction of Lake Kabetogama.
As part of the Canadian Shield these rocks are some of the oldest in North America, forming the heart of the continent. Here and throughout much of Canada, hundreds of millions of years of erosion have exposed them at the surface.
Here specifically, intrusive magma made contact with older surrounding rock, partially melted it, and created this twisted palette of contrasting colors. The lighter shades are granitic rock formed from the magma of the batholith, while the darker shades are biotite schist formed from the contact metamorphism of older sedimentary cover material.
The chaos of the heat and pressure that existed at this interface was nicely preserved as the material cooled and crystallized in this form. After this spot we headed over to the Ash River area and stopped at the Beaver Pond.
Our final stop was on the Blind Ash Bay Trail where we got a nice overview of the east end of Lake Kabetogama: A person could easily lose him or herself in the wilderness here, paddling and hiking with abandon for weeks.