Summer programs on at Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park will offer a wide variety of programs and activities through Aug. 24.
Available this year will be boat tours of the park, programs for children, evening guest-speaker and campfire talks, north canoe trips, morning, afternoon, and evening canoe trips, and an evening exploration of a beaver pond.
Programs take place at the three park visitor centers; at the Beaver Pond Overlook on the Ash River Road, and at Woodenfrog State Campground.
There is a fee for all boat tours and reservations can be made by calling 1-888-381-2873. All other programs are free. Reservations are recommended for the north canoe and Rainy Lake canoe trips.
Come to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center on Sunday, from 1-4:30 p.m. for the Grand Tour Cruise on the 49-passenger Lac la Pluie and from 7-9 p.m. for the Sunset Cruise.
On Mondays experience the Gold Mine Tour Cruise from 1-2:30 p.m. and the Sunset Cruise from 7-9 p.m.
Tuesdays offer the North Canoe Voyage with costumed “voyageurs” from 9:30-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Gold Mine Tour Cruise from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Bald Eagle Watch Cruise from 1-3 p.m, and the Evening Canoe trip from 6-7:30 p.m.
On Wednesdays the Gold Mine Tour runs from 1-2:30 p.m. and the Bald Eagle Watch Cruise from 3-5 p.m. Thursdays start with the Gold Mine tour Cruise from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., then the Bald Eagle Watch from 1-3 p.m., ending with an Evening Canoe trip from 6-7:30 p.m.
Fridays consist of the North Canoe Voyage from 9-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., then the Gold Mine Tour from 1-2:30 p.m. End the day with a campfire program from 7-8 p.m., then gaze at the stars on the Starwatch Cruise from 10-11:30 p.m.
Saturdays begin with the North Canoe Voyage from 9:30-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., then the Bald Eagle Watch from 1-3 p.m., and the week ends with the Evening Canoe trip from 6-7:30 p.m.
Please call the Rainy Lake Visitor Center at (218)286-5258 for more information and reservations for the canoe trips. Please call 1-888-381-2873 for tourboat reservations and information.
If your heading further south, call the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center at (218)875-2111 for information on the slew of activities going on there. Please call 1-888-381-2873 for reservations and information for the Kettle Falls Cruise, Watch for Wildlife, and Sunset Wildlife Cruises.
Be sure to visit the historic log cabin that is the Ash River Visitor Center this summer and explore the nearby Blind Ash Bay Trail.
On Tuesdays and Saturdays join a ranger for the Evening Beaver Pond Explore from 8-9 p.m. at the Beaver Pond Overlook.
On Wednesdays, meet at the visitor center to become a “voyageur” and help paddle a 26-foot North Canoe from 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m. (reservations recommended).
Please call the Ash River Visitor Center at (218)374-3221 for reservations, directions, or more information.
Come explore this scenic park with us, or hike one of the many trails on your own. With the wildflowers in bloom and the calling of the loons, now is the perfect time to experience your national park in its entire summer splendor.

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