Houseboats not included in reservation system, yet

 Release Date:  March 24, 2014

Contact:           Tawnya Schoewe,, 218-283-6670


Voyageurs National Park Reservation and Amenity Fee Program – Houseboats Not Included In 2014


International Falls, MN – VoyageursNational Park will implement its new camping reservation and amenity fee program starting in the spring of 2014.  This program will cover 34 select Frontcountry campsites, all Backcountry campsites, and all Backcountry rental canoe and rowboats. The 2014 program will not include Houseboats.


In a previously written press release the park stated an implementation of a $10 fee for houseboats. The fee is for private houseboats and will start in the spring of 2015.  The park plans to continue discussions with the four houseboat companies that will bring about the final fees and operational plan for those visitors who rent from private houseboat companies who operate in the park.


Whether a visitor has a private houseboat or rents from a houseboat company, overnight permitting of any houseboat will not be tied to a specific campsite. Houseboats users will be required to make reservations for overnight stays but will be able to do so just prior to entering the park.


All fees collected from camping, boat rentals, and houseboat reservations will be used to maintain and rehab the sites as well as offer new and expanded amenities in the park.


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