Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Voyageurs National Park

Voyaguers National Park is the only National Park in Minnesota. Voyageurs was established in 1975 on Minnesota's northern border with Canada. The park was named after the French Canadian fur traders that travelled the area in birch bark canoes. Many visitors still come to the park to canoe, boat, kayak or fish. Over 344 square miles of the 220,000 acre park are covered in water. The major lakes in the park include Rainy Lake, Kabetogamma Lake, Namakan Lake and Sand Point Lake. There are also a number of small lakes, rivers, and other wetlands in the park. Boaters can access the lakes at boat launches located at the 3 visitors centers. This photo is of the boat launch at the Kabetogamma Lake Visitors Center.


Ebie said...

This park has so many interesting features. Lots of photo opportunities!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful! Oh! And the ones int he post before it are stunning!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Serene waters and big, blue sky!


Water in a drop of rain,
Water swirling down the drain;
Water clinging to the trees,
Water filling up the seas;
Water frozen, water free,
Water is the stuff for me!

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Fotografaire said...

How lovely and serene.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful place and your photo, too.

Regards and best wishes