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Voyageurs National Park

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Location: International Falls Map

Area: 218,054 acres (882 km2)

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Description of Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park is a nature reserve located near a city of International Falls, Koochiching County in a state of Minnesota, USA. Voyageurs National Park covers an area of 218,054 acres (882 km2). Voyageurs National Park runs along the Canada-US border along the Pigeon River. The name of the park is reminiscent of Canadian fur traders (trappers and coureurs de bois) who remained the only white inhabitants for years to trade fur. The park offers many streams that allow kayakers to practice their sport. The Kabetogama peninsula, which constitutes the bulk of the park, is only accessible by boat. Voyageurs National Park welcomes around 200,000 visitors a year.

Voyageurs National Park encompasses the Kabetogama Peninsula, as well as four major lakes: the US portion of Rainy Lake, the US portion of Namakan Lake and Sand Point Lake, and all of Kabetogama Lake (104 kmĀ²).

Wildlife includes mammals, wolves, black bears, elk, white-tailed deer, beavers, otters, muskrats, foxes, and weasels. Birds include cormorants, dolphins, owls, or the iconic bald eagle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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