Voyageurs National Park will be available next week, according to a release. However, the will cost campers more as fees have gone up.for and houseboating for next summer at
Apart from an increase in rates, campers will be required to pay a $10-fee.
According to the updated fee schedule, the nightly rates are up between $2 and $8 for the majority of.
According to park officials, there has not been an increase in fees forand since 2013.
The park receives less than $500,000 annually in fees, and 97 percent of the costs for recreation collected by Voyageurs remain at the park to fund initiatives that directly improve the visitor experience as well as aid in the running and operation of. The revenue from the fees has financed the maintenance and cleaning of the park’s facilities and continuous improvement, rehabilitation, and maintenance of structures as well as maintenance.
Recreation fees have also financed fire rings, and bear lockers to replace the deteriorating facilities.,
“Throughout the civic engagement period, it was encouraging to read supportive feedback from park users who value the work that is done with recreation fee dollars,” Superintendent Bob DeGross expressed. “We also acknowledge feedback about areas still in need of improvement and will be mindful to ensure that this revenue adequately addresses those concerns.”
Voyageursin northern has 143 front-country , 97 houseboat sites, 30 day-use sites, and six visitor destination sites throughout Rainy, Kabetogama, Namakan, and Sand Point lakes. The park also manages 15 sites connected by roughly 23 miles of within the Kabetogama Peninsula.
“An exciting aspect of the new facilities is the establishment of the first mainland, hike-inopportunities in Voyageurs ,” DeGross noted.
Twowith primitive facilities on the Kab-Ash can be reserved through recreation.gov starting on November 15. These have fire rings and cleared areas suitable for tents. They can be reached by backpacking from any Kab-Ash Trailheads on Meadwood Road and the Ash River .
Our hope is that by providing these designated North Woods and hiking experience in the park will have the ability to do so as they explore the 26-mile Kab-Ash ,” DeGross added.areas along the way, visitors without a boat but wanting a
Allfor trips scheduled following the effective date of January 1, 2022 will be charged at the updated rates, whereas for trips made prior to the date will be charged the rates of the previous year.
Park staff advised visitors to bookimmediately after they have a clear idea of the dates they plan to visit. can be made via www.recreation.gov and finding Voyageurs or by calling the National Call Center at (877) 444-6777.
The following nightly fee structure goes into effect on January 1, 2022, and are in addition to a $10service fee per transaction:
- Small without dock: $22
- Small with dock: $26
- Large without dock: $28
- Large with dock: $32
- Group : $60
- Primitive : $15
- canoe rental: $14
- Houseboat permits: $15
- Low-Use Season : $10 (Oct 1 – Apr 30, annually)