There’s lots of wonderful activities and things to do and see at Voyageur Park Lodge. Click on the following items to get a better idea of how you can spend your time.
AT VOYAGEUR PARK LODGE
Outside Game Court, RAVE Water Bouncer, Disk Golf Course, Kids Videos, Playacks & Playground.
VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK HOSTED ACTIVITIES
Voyageurs Adventures for Kids….1:30-2:30 PM Sun..Tue..Wed..Fri… Learn about the world around you and /or become a Jr. Ranger. Meet at the Woodenfrog Beach or if raining, the Woodenfrog Refectory. June 16-August 16.
Evening Ranger Program…..7:30-8:30 PM Sun..Tue..Thur…Fri…Discover the wonders of Voyageurs National Park, past and present, with a park naturalist or guest speaker during an evening presentation at the historic Woodenfrog Refectory Building. June 6-August 16.
Voyage by Canoe….9-11 AM…Join a ranger to learn the basics, then set out to see nearby islands and wildlife by canoe. The Park provides lessons, canoes, paddles anf life jackets. All from novice to expert are welcome. Meet at the Woodenfrog Beach. June 17-August 16.
Lake Kabetogama Beaches
Enjoy either of two sand beaches on the property, as well as RAVE Water Bouncer raft.
There are many larger beaches & day use sites on islands in the lake. Many people love to explore the islands to find a perfectly secluded beach to call their own. Woodenfrog Campground (State of MN) – about a city block from Voyageur Park Lodge – has a very nice day use area that includes a large sand beach
Beaches do not have life guards.
THE RAINY LAKE VISITOR CENTER NATURE TRAIL
This is a half mile interpretative trail that is partially paved and partially handicap accessible. The Visitor Center also has interesting displays for your information. The Visitor Center is located East on Highway 11 about 10 miles from downtown International Falls. You can avoid going through International Falls by using Highway 332 (exits right from US Highway 53 approximately 2 miles this side of International Falls) to reach Highway 11and turning right. International Falls is approximately 30 miles from here.
THE ORR TOURIST & VISITOR CENTER BOG WALK
A level trail, much of which is board walk and handicap accessible, affords a close up view of life in northern Minnesota bogs and wetlands. Be sure and see the displays inside the tourist center. The Orr Tourist Center is on US Highway 53 (west side) just south of downtown Orr. Orr is approximately 30 miles from here.
ECHO BAY TRAIL
The newest and closest trail to Voyageur Park Lodge. This 2-1/2 mile trail winds around the hills and wetlands surrounding Echo Bay. The trail is accessible by car.
LOCATOR LAKE TRAIL
A moderate 2 mile interpretative trail from the trailhead near Mallard Point to Locator Lake. This is only accessible by water. The Park provides a dock for your boat and row boats and canoes on Locator Lake you can reserve for use when you reach the end of the trail. We can supply a trail booklet that describes each of 10 stops.
THE ASH RIVER HIKING TRAIL
A moderate trail about 4 miles long. It begins in the parking lot at the Ash River Visitors Center and continues west along Lake Kabetogama into Blind Ash Bay and loops back to the Visitor Center. The trail is accessible by car or by boat. The Ash River Visitor Center is about 23 miles from here and is reached by traveling south on US Highway 53 to Ash River Trail and the Visitor Center road which intersects it 9 miles from Highway 53. The Visitor Center is reached by boat in about 20 minutes. There are Park Service docks you can use while you are there.
CRUISER LAKE TRAIL
A moderate but long trail that winds from the trailhead in Lost Bay past Agnes and Cruiser Lakes all the way to Rainy Lake. Most people hike in to Agnes Lake for a day trip. The Cruiser Lake Trail is only accessible by water after an approximate 45 minute boat ride.
Nature & Wildlife
This peninsula and the Park itself offer countless opportunities for serious or casual enjoyment of the many bird species that live here or visit during migrations. Visit the Birding & Wildlife in Voyageur Country or Nature in Voyageurs National Park for more information.
Check out live bears from the safety of an observation area. Located in Orr, open Memorial to Labor Day at 5:00pm until dusk.
Disc Golf is great fun for the whole family and all skill levels. We have a beautiful setting for our course! Disc Golf is just like ball golf only using a frisbee. Eighteen elevated baskets catch the frisbee much like holes in the ground catch golf balls. The goal is the same: complete the course in the fewest number of shots. Most importantly the challenge is the same because golf is golf, no matter what shape the tools! Missing short putts still drives you nuts, and a perfect drive still makes you feel fabulous.
Players of all fitness levels & experience can match their pace to their capabilities. Play as a group or an individual, and a full “round” can be played in an hour. Tee off at the Lodge; ask us for scorecards and pencils. Discs available in cabins & the Lodge, or bring your favorite. No “greens fees” for lodging customers.