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Voyageurs National Park

The park lies in the southern part of the Canadian Shield, representing some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world. This bedrock has been shaped and carved by at least four periods of glaciation. The topography of the park is rugged and varied; rolling hills are interspersed between bogs, beaver ponds, swamps, islands, small lakes and four large lakes. In the years since the last glaciation, a thin layer of soil has been created which supports the boreal forest ecosystem, the "North Woods" of Voyageurs National Park. One of the most impressive creatures of this ecosystem is the Bald Eagle, which breeds in numbers here.

Voyageurs is a water based park, named for the Voyageurs, French-Canadian canoe-men who traveled these waters in their birch-bark canoes from the Great Lakes to the interior of the western United States and Canada. Access to the Kabetogama peninsula, the islands, and nearly all of the park's shoreline is by watercraft.

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Activities: 
  • boating
  • camping
  • fishing
  • handicap
  • hiking
  • paddling
  • swimming
  • winter
  • xcountry
 

 

 

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