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Ash River Visitor Center

Highway 53, Meadwood Lodge, Voyageurs National Park, MN
218-374-3221
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English first
Northern Minnesota, USA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Helpful rangers at the visitor center and several good day hiking trails along the road to the visitor's center.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Blind Ash Bay Hiking Trail – A nice 3 mile round trip hike from the Ash River Visitor Center. There’s an overlook just .02 miles in but the real view is on the loop at the end of the trail before heading back. It’s a beautiful view above Kabetogama Lake. They have a nice bench there where you can sit... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We had a good experience with the visitor center and the ease of which to launch our boat and "self register" our visit at the Voyageur's National park. When you are on the edge of the wilderness, its also nice to count on "clean facilities" for when mother nature calls... !

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Castle Danger, Minnesota, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Ash River Visitor Center is the central entry point for visiting Voyaguer's NP. The visitor center, a former hunting cabin, itself is small and contains a gift shop, some interpretative exhibits, and a place to view a video about the park. I enjoyed its rustic nature. But Ash River predominately is a jumping off point to explore the natural... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Scenic area, but campsites are first come first serve. All sites were full on our visit. Ones needs to travel many miles between campsites. It was very frustrating spending the day just looking for an empty campsite. Again beautiful area, but it frustrating, hopefully the park service can come up with a better systemin the future.

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

Our boat tour was cancelled due to sequestration. I wish I had come to Ash River before the other areas of the park. There are several short trails with overlooks which are very nice. If you aren't going on a boat tour or don't have a your own boat, then this is your next best option.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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188 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It was fairly early in the morning when I rolled into the Ash River section of Voyageurs National Park. This is a sleepy area, and I started down the forest overlook trail but as the trail melted away and the bugs overcame my desire, I turned back. I did make it through the beaver pond overlook and that was worth... More

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Marcell, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

They have all types of maps and the staff is great. You can get all kinds of information about the area and the lake.

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

I brought my cousin there from Texas and he like the area so much we called about some property that was for sale close by.

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MN & FL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The grounds were nicely kept, history documented well inside, and offered great lake views. The staff were helpful in planning our houseboat tour from Ebel's.

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