Voyageurs National Park


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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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2014 Voyageurs National Park moose population survey report.
Funding--This study was funded by Minnesota's Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment, USGS-NPS Natural Resources Preservation Protection fund, Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota's Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund, and the Univ.
The study was conducted along the 294-[km.sup.2] Kabetogama Peninsula in Voyageurs National Park. Glacial activity 10000-12000 yr BP created three large lakes surrounding the peninsula; Rainy Lake to the north, Namakan Lake to the east, and Kabetogama Lake to the south, Numerous drainages located along the southern edge of the Kabetogama Peninsula enter into Kabetogama Lake, ranging from Locator and Sucker Creek in the far northwest to Shoepack and East Shoepack in the southeast (Schlosser et al.
"The threat to the Boundary Waters, America's most visited wilderness, and Voyageurs National Park is now more real than ever," Dave told me when I last spoke with him.
Acknowledgements--Funding for this project was provided by the US National Park Service and Voyageurs National Park. We thank J.
Acknowledgments.--We are grateful to numerous individuals on the staffs of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Grand Portage National Monument, Isle Royale National Park, and Voyageurs National Park for their assistance with sampling logistics.
This project was funded by Voyageurs National Park, a grant from the USGS-NPS Natural Resource Preservation Program, a grant from the U.S.
Zentner and the "Ikes" fought for protection of the Boundary Waters and nearby Voyageurs National Park.
In this study, black spot parasites of the Phoxinus eos-neogaeus gynogenetic cyprinid complex, in Voyageurs National Park, were used to re-test the Red Queen Hypothesis, which suggest that sexual fish have an advantage over clonal fish regarding parasite loads.
The federal Land and Water Conservations Fund, established 33 years ago, was designed to funnel royalties from offshore oil-and-gas leases to preserve "irresplaceable lands of natural beauty and unique recreational value." since its inception, the fund has helped acquire over 7 million acres of parkland, including Cape Cod National Seashore and Voyageurs National Park, and supported 37,000 national, state, and local recreation projects.
The 2018-dated set includes 10 circulating quartersfive from the Philadelphia Mint and five from the Denver Mintwith reverse (tails) designs honoring: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (Michigan), Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (Wisconsin), Voyageurs National Park (Minnesota), Cumberland Island National Seashore (Georgia), and Block Island National Wildlife Refuge (Rhode Island).
We hadn't packed a dictionary in our canoe, and in all likelihood, we were alone on this heavily forested island, one of the largest in northern Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park. With no cell service, we couldn't call anyone or check the word online.