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Voyageurs National Park

Houseboat in Voyageurs National Park
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Rent a houseboat to explore Voyageurs National Park on board your own floating vacation home 

A Historic Wilderness

Voyageur means traveler in French, and Voyageurs National Park calls to travelers of the adventurous sort. The landscape here is breathtaking: Water makes up more than one-third of the park's 218,000 acres, and for most of the year, the park's interior is accessible only by boat (or in winter, by snowmobile). Rent a houseboat, take a boat tour with a park ranger, or hike on more than 27 miles of scenic trails, and keep an eye out for hidden waterfalls and ancient petroglyphs.

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Voyageurs National Park in northeast Minnesota offers a uniquely water-based experience among national parks

Lake Life

Much of the year, Voyageurs’ four large lakes, 26 smaller interior lakes, the Ash River, and a vast number of bays and islands are all available to explore by boat. 

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Houseboat on Rainy Lake at sunset in Voyageurs National Park / Jim Umhoffer


Stunning water views are guaranteed when you stay on a houseboat. With a vast network of small and large lakes, Voyageurs is a great place to enjoy a leisurely stay on the water.

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Group snowmobiling in Voyageurs National Park

In winter, bring your snowmobile to Voyageurs National Park to ride 110 miles of groomed trails 


Cloaked in winter whites, the dramatic landscape of frozen lakes and frosted pines in Voyageurs makes for a truly memorable snowmobile journey. Explore more than 110 miles of groomed trails.

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Northern lights over a houseboat in Voyageurs National Park

Northern lights over a houseboat in Voyageurs National Park

Northern Lights

Minnesota is one of the best places to see the northern lights in the lower 48, and Voyageurs National Park features some of the best dark skies for witnessing the magic of the aurora borealis.

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