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RAINY LAKE GROUP CAMPSITE, MN

Rainy Lake Group Campsite is located on the shores of its beautiful namesake lake in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota. Voyageurs is a mosaic of land and water, an environment of great beauty, exceptional natural and cultural resources and abundant recreational opportunities...
Status: Open through Sat Sep 13 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • This is a boat-in only facility
  • All food, garbage and scented items must be stored in the provided food storage lockers
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack in-pack out" facility
  • Group leaders must check-in and obtain an overnight permit in person at the visitor center before traveling to the campsite
  • For delayed arrivals, Rainy Lake Visitor Center before 2 p.m. at 218-286-5258
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Rainy Lake Area GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 30 0
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water
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Overview

Overview

Rainy Lake Group Campsite is located on the shores of its beautiful namesake lake in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota. Voyageurs is a mosaic of land and water, an environment of great beauty, exceptional natural and cultural resources and abundant recreational opportunities.

The park's complex system of waterways includes an important segment of the transcontinental highway traversed by French-Canadian voyageurs during the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Visitors must park their car and take to the water to fully experience the lakes, islands, and shorelines of the park. Today, motorboats, houseboats, canoes, and kayaks are all used here.

Natural Features:

Voyageurs is a place where the southern tip of the boreal forest meets and mixes with the northern edge of the hardwood forest. The area is comprised of fire-dependent forests, hardwood forests, peat lands, fens, marshes, rocky outcrops and lakeshore environments.

The rocks of Voyageurs tell a great story of mountain building, volcanic activity and glaciation. In fact, the rocks in the park are some of the oldest exposed rock in the world.

Wildlife is abundant in the region. Eastern timber wolves, bald eagles, moose and black bears can be seen in the park.

Recreation:

Exploring Voyageurs' extensive waterways is the park's most popular activity. Visitors enjoy canoeing, kayaking, sailing, boating and water skiing. The park boasts numerous hiking trails ranging in length from a short, 1/4-mile loop to an all-day, 9.5 mile trek.

Guided boat tours and naturalist programs are offered in the park during the summer months, primarily June through August. Programs take place throughout the park, departing from the Rainy Lake and Kabetogama Lake Visitor Centers.

Facilities:

This peaceful group campsite can be reached by boat only, and is 9 miles from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center by boat.

This site is accessible and a wheelchair lift is available upon request.

Within the facility are picnic tables, 2 fire rings, 7 tent pads, 4 food storage lockers, a vault toilet and dock space for 8-10 boats.

Booking Window
Fri Aug 22 2014 - Thu Aug 20 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sat May 24 2014 Sat Sep 13 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Birding
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Cultural Activities
  • Dock
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trails
  • Geological Attractions
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Sailing
  • Star Gazing
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 24 2014 -
Sep 13 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.60306, -92.95944
48°36'11"N, 92°57'34"W

Voyageurs National Park is approximately 5 hours north of Minneapolis-St. Paul on I-35 and HWY 53, 3 hours north of Duluth on HWY 53, and 4 hours south of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Take HWY 53 north or HWY 11 east or HWY 71 north to International Falls. Follow HWY 11 east for 11 miles to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. Highway signs mark the visitor center entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

RAINY LAKE GROUP CAMPSITE
1797 Township Rd 342
International Falls  MN  56649

Phone Number:

Information:  (218)286-5258
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