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Rainy Lake

Voyageurs National Park, Voyageurs National Park, MN
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: One of the many lakes in this watery park.
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Austin, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited the Rainy Lake area of Voyageurs National Park during the wettest summer on record. Yet the day on which we took the Grand Tour boat tour was sunny and beautiful. We were more interested in the wilderness scenery and learning the history of the Voyageurs than in seeing wildlife, so we were not disappointed. The Ranger who narrated... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We enjoyed the Grand Tour boat ride a great deal. It was mostly cloudy, so the colors weren't as vibrant, but we still enjoyed the scenery and wildlife. We saw numerous eagles (and a couple of their chicks) and loons, a huge raven, a few turkey vultures, and even a deer at the edge of one of the islands. Well... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our family drove an hour to visit Voyageurs National Park and to take the boat ride. Well the boat ride doesn't open until June 15rh :( so it's mostly looking around at boat, water, small garden and speaking to the volunteers inside (none of which are from MN). Bring your boat if you have one, it would have been nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

120% PREFECT amazing experience at Voyageurs National Park! This is my first freshwater fishing. 10+ got within half day.

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pleasant hill, MO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Loved the fishing. We brought home our limit of Smallies, Walleye and Northern! We do wish Canada and the U.S. could get together on their fishing rules, though!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

On day six of our 17 day roadtrip we headed to the Rainy Lake Visitor's Center at Voyageurs National Park. Unfortunately, our Discovery Boat Tour had been cancelled due to sequestration. So, it us unfair to judge the park since it has to be experienced on the water. Although, if you can't make a boat tour, there is not much... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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316 reviews 316 reviews
181 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Unfortunately when I arrived the visitor center was closed (after 5pm) and there is not much to do here without a boat. There is a large public boat launch which looked like it was being well used. I feel like the best parts of Voyageurs is out on the water...

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is perhaps one of the best lakes to fish in Northwestern Ontario. It is well used by locals and visiting fishermen. Great selection of resorts with American Plan's or cabins where you can take care of yourself. The fishery offers walleye, northern, trout, whitefish and of course, great bass fishing. People are quickly learning that bass fishing on Rainy... More

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International Falls, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

we love the beauty of Rainy Lake and all it has to offer, with the hiking, skiing, fishing (including ice fishing), swimming.

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Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

There are places nearby to rent canoes which we did. We also took the naturalist-led Grand Tour boat tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. Loved the rugged rocky little islands through out this scenic water based national park. They also have a couple of naturalist-led canoe tours also at the Rainy Lake visitor center. Learned a lot about the history &... More

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