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Address: Voyageurs National Park, MN
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Recreational lake in Voyageurs National Park.

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Voyagaire Houseboat out of Crane Lake

Treasured times with our family in the beautiful Voyageur National Park! We had only a few days with our adult children this summer and they shared their all time favorite family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
Reeseville, Wisconsin
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Reeseville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Treasured times with our family in the beautiful Voyageur National Park! We had only a few days with our adult children this summer and they shared their all time favorite family trip was on our houseboat from Voyagaire Houseboats out of Crane Lake. We were blessed to get a reservation and really enjoyed the new lodge. Coming the night before... More 

Thank Julie1220
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is an amazing way to spend a week. The location - Voyageur National Park is a beautiful place. It does not shock you with awe like a single location does, it is not going to stun you like Yosemite Valley or the Grand Canyon. That does not make it less beautiful though. It is one of the most peaceful... More 

3 Thank Sean S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great entry point to Voyageurs National Park. Voyagaire housboats were a great way to see the park and the lodge serves a great breakfast on your way in or out of the park.

Thank Jim G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stayed recently in the shores of Crane lake and enjoyed it a lot. Crane lake is not that easy to kayak or canoe in given all the motor traffic and speed boats that create too many waves, but it is a beautiful place. We saw a bold eagle snatch a fish from the water right by the shore.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Four couples from college decided to travel by boat to kettle falls from Crane Lake and although I have a cabin the houseboat experience provided us with great campsites and exploration each Night. We truly enjoyed the comfortable beds, ease of load and unload, the lodge and the daily cb Updated.... Trivia was a great idea. The boat ran perfect... More 

Thank Lynne P
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Renting the canoe was a little frustrating but in the end it was worth it. Be sure your plans are concrete. We had to change our travel dates from August to September; the reservation was made the beginning of June and changed less than a week later and we lost our money and had to pay for a new reservation.... More 

Thank angela729
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Its a nice lake but needs a boat to roam around it. There are several renting space and you can rent one to enjoy this beautiful lake properly.

Thank Avikerchithi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Beautiful sunrise and sunsets with great fishing and adventures. Although be prepared for foul weather. You never know when a summer thunderstorm may be brewing

4 Thank Neve7
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We rented a houseboat for the first time from Voyagaire Houseboats and spent 3 days cruising the Crane, Sand Point, and Namakan Lakes. The houseboat was clean and the food provisioning was more than we would eat in twice the time. If you enjoy fishing, be sure to bring your own tackle if possible. The tackle provided by Voyagaire was... More 

1 Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Nisswa MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This area is wonderful. Great fishing, great boating and friendly people. There are lots of places to stay. Or you might like to try a houseboat vacation.

1 Thank Nisswatraveler

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