Voyageurs National Park

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Voyageurs National Park,

218,200 acres (88,340 hectares), N Minnesota. The park contains forested lake country noted for its sports fishing and glacial features. In the 18th cent. the region was a trade route for French-Canadian voyageurs (fur traders). Authorized in 1971, it was fully established as a national park in 1975. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Voyageurs National Park

Address:3131 Hwy 53 S
International Falls, MN 56649

Phone:218-283-9821
Fax:218-285-7407
Web: www.nps.gov/voya/
Size: 218,200 acres.
Established: Authorized on January 8, 1971; established on April 8, 1975.
Location:In northern Minnesota, near the US/Canadian border, 15 miles east of International Falls and 300 miles north of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Voyageurs is a water-based park (nearly one-third of the park is water). Access to the Kabetogama peninsula, the islands, and nearly all of the park's shoreline is by watercraft.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), lodging, groceries, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:This waterway of four large lakes connected by narrows was once the route of the French-Canadian voyageurs who paddled birch bark canoes full of animal pelts and trade goods on their way to Lake Athabaska in Canada. Park lies in the southern part of the Canadian Shield, representing some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world.

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This project was funded by Voyageurs National Park, a grant from the USGS-NPS Natural Resource Preservation Program, a grant from the U.
Voyageurs National Park, located adjacent to International Falls/Fort Frances on the Ontario-Minnesota border is considerably smaller than the two other reserves.
Funding for this work was provided by Voyageurs National Park, USGSNPS National Resource Preservation Program, the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Integrated Biosciences Graduate Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the Natural Resources Research Institute.
Fish from the Gynogenetic Cyprinid complex were collected from 3 drainages in Voyageurs National Park, transported to the lab in oxygenated coolers, and examined.
Minnesota is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, including Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, 66 state parks, 58 state forests and two national forests.
The event was co-sponsored by the Voyageurs National Park Association and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.
In 2013, Nature Valley is adding two new parks to its roster of preservation projects, Voyageurs National Park and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
ABSTRACT: We examined the distribution and home range characteristics of moose (Alces alces) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) at Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota.
Five parks that appeared on the 1999 list were removed this year: Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, Mojave National Preserve in California, and Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota.
Voyageurs National Park Family Canoe, northern Minnesota; $445 per adult; $220 per youth
The 10 scenic designs depict 13 Mile Woods, New Hampshire; Glacier National Park, Montana; Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming; Hagatna Bay, Guam; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Niagara Falls, New York; Nine-Mile Prairie, Nebraska; Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia/Florida; Rio Grande, Texas; and Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota.
It is the same anger many people feel when they hear the ghastly whine of snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Voyageurs national parks, the outrageous buzz of dirt bikes in Mojave National Preserve, the ominous clatter of sightseeing helicopters over Grand Canyon National Park, sonic booms from military flights over Death Valley National Park, the rumble of tour buses in Denali National Park, or the rooster-tail clamor of Jet Skis on any body of water in the United States large enough to float a rubber duck.