Tag: Voyageur National Park

‘Paddle, Picnic, Play’ at Voyageurs National Park on Public Lands Day, September 24, 2022

International Falls, MN: Join us for a day of free, family-friendly programming outside and on the water at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center in Voyageurs National Park!We invite local community members and visitors to celebrate the end of challenging summer flooding and the beautiful transition of seasons with a day of free activities outside and…
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September 9, 2022 0

National Park Service to Open Kettle Falls Business Opportunity

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN:  The National Park Service (NPS) anticipates releasing a prospectus for a concession business opportunity to provide Lodging, Food and Beverage, Retail, Marina, and other services at Kettle Falls within Voyageurs National Park in the fourth quarter of this calendar year. The prospectus will describe the business opportunity and the terms and conditions of Concession Contract #CC-VOYA002-24…
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August 23, 2022 0

Historic Machine Shop Overcomes Three Historic Floods

Even as the flood waters recede, the Finstad Auto-Marine Shop will host its annual openhouse on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Befitting its listing on the National Record of Historic Places, the 108-year-old shop on the shores of Rainy Lake has the best-preserved marine-oriented machine shop in Minnesota. The Shop has survived floods of historic proportions…
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August 3, 2022 0

National Park Service to Search Lakes for Zebra Mussels

The National Park Service will search for zebra mussels in and near Voyageurs National Park from August 2 through August 5, 2022. The effort will include a SCUBA team who will dive to inspect areas of Black Bay on Rainy Lake just outside of park boundaries where the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR)…
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August 3, 2022 0

Voyageurs National Park to Reopen Rainy Lake Boat Launch and Resume Full-Service Operations at Kettle Falls

Voyageurs National Park is lifting the temporary closure of the Rainy Lake Visitor Center boat launch beginning Friday, July 8, followed by 19 Rainy Lake campsites reopening the following day on Saturday, July 9. Other Rainy Lake campsites in the park remain closed due to flood conditions. You can find an updated campsite closure list…
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July 7, 2022 0

Voyageurs National Park Places Hazard Markers and Lifts No Wake
Restriction on Namakan Basin

Lake levels within the Namakan Basin (Namakan, Kabetogama, and SandPoint Lakes) of Voyageurs National Park have receded to the level to allow for the lifting of the No-Wakerestriction on Kabetogama, Namakan, and Sand Point Lakes. As a precaution and courtesy, park staff encourage all boaters to reduce their wake when traveling near any docks or…
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July 6, 2022 0

Voyageur National Park Flooding update

Water levels are dropping. As I write this it looks like Namakan is just a few inches above the IJC all gates open stage, about a foot above the top of the high level of the rule curve; and Rainy is approximately 3.5′ above the IJC all gates open stage. One challenge we currently face…
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June 30, 2022 0

More good news to report with the receding floodwaters from Voyageur National Park

Lake levels in the Namakan Basin have dropped enough to allow the reopening of 11 more campsites on Kabetogama, Namakan, and Sand Point Lakes, as well as the Backcountry Cruiser Lake Trail System, beginning Saturday, July 2. All Houseboats sites remain open. Backcountry trails, campsites, and canoes associated with the Chain of Lakes that are…
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June 28, 2022 0

Voyageurs National Park Begins Buoy Placement for 2022 Summer Season 

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN – Voyageurs National Park staff are actively placing hazard markers and other buoys within park boundaries. Park staff will make every effort to place buoys in a timely manner for the 2022 summer season but please keep in mind we are also working with flood conditions.   Voyageurs National Park encourages boaters to…
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May 17, 2022 0