Trailer Camping at Voyageurs National Park

December 20, 2011
Filed under National Parks

Anyone looking for a rustic rendezvous should look no further than Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.

Established in 1975, the park was named for the voyageurs, French-Canadian fur traders who were the first European settlers to frequent the area. The park lies along the Canadian border, and is the perfect spot for people who really want to get away from it all.

Anyone trailer trekking through Minnesota in winter is likely a little crazy. But Voyageurs can offer some wild winter fun. From cross-country skiing to snowmobiling, ice fishing, show-shoeing and extreme winter camping are an exciting break from cabin fever.

Most people, however, will visit during the summer. The park is a perfect destination for fishing, hiking and canoeing in the warmer months. Trailer campers can set up camp, then lose themselves in the forests of northern Minnesota. There are also many different tours available for those who don’t want to actually lose themselves. There are tours by boat or canoe, and they offer a chance to see the beauty of Voyageurs National Park. Some of the tours even allow you to see the park the way the voyageurs did back in the day, paddling through the water in big canoes and allowing you to learn about the natural and human history of the area.

Summer is an excellent time for bird watching as many migratory birds call the park home for the warm summer days.

To find a campground nearby visit Minnesota campgrounds.

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