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Address: Voyageurs National Park, Voyageurs National Park, MN
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Activities: Fishing
Description: One of the many lakes in this watery park.

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Good Visitors Center.

The exhibits within the Visitors Center are expertly created and the small gift shop is perfect. We encountered some wildlife and a flock of tourists coming back from one of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Virginia, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

On a week long trip to the NP our group made three trips to Rainy Lake. We took the Grand Tour on the Voyageur with Ranger Melissa, Captain Mike Williams, and deck hand Ashton. We learned about the gold rush days, went out to Little America Island to see the hard rock mines, and traveled along Rainy Lake spotting 8... More 

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Virginia, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The exhibits within the Visitors Center are expertly created and the small gift shop is perfect. We encountered some wildlife and a flock of tourists coming back from one of the many boat tours they offer. A great spot to get additional information on what there is to offer in the park. The visitors center AC was a welcomed comfort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a One Of A Kind Place filled with overwhelming natural beauty. Around very island and bend is something more spectacular. The wildlife, birds, gold history, and island beauty make for a great boat trip. All of the Park Service Staff and boat crew provided a trip to be remembered. Come prepared to be in awe and you shall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a great time on Rainy lake. We stopped at the visitor center where they loan snowshoes for free. (They also offer cross country skis for $5). The rangers were really nice and recommended some places to snowshoe. We then drove out on the ice road which is a plowed road that takes you out on the frozen lake.... More 

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Northern Minnesota, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a decent point if you are looking to explore the park via park service boat tour otherwise go to ash river vc.

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Austin, Texas
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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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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 via mobile

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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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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Address: Voyageurs National Park, Voyageurs National Park, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Voyageurs National Park

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