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Headquarters to Voyageurs National Park


There is so much more than World Class Fishing here in Minnesota’s Vacation Paradise.

Rainy Lake and Voyageurs National Park have a lot to offer in winter. First, Rainy Lake is an excellent winter fishery for walleye, crappie and northern pike. You will find a variety of lodging available in International Falls and Ranier as well as on Rainy Lake. There are hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails and plenty of opportunity to get out on your cross country skis or snowshoes. Winter can be an excellent time to watch for wildlife, or just enjoy the solitude. Our area truly is Minnesota’s Vacation Paradise, especially in winter.

Remember that our National Park was established because of the spectacular scenery, rich natural resources and vibrant history, making it well worth the visit any time of year. The Rainy Lake Visitor Center is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Stop in to get info on the ski, snowshoe and snowmobile trails in the Park, or to access the ice road heading east toward Cranberry Bay.

We are the gateway to Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota’s only water-based national park.

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  • Minnesota open water walleye fishing on Rainy River

    Walleye anglers in Minnesota are fishing the open water on Rainy River. The walleye season remains open on our border waters until April 14. The Northern pike, crappie and smallmouth bass seasons are open continuous. Today, March 27, the ramps …

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  • Boats hitting the open water fishing on Rainy River

    Anglers are fishing on Rainy River for the annual spring bonus. Here’s the proof, four trailer rigs parked at Nelson Park near Birchdale, a popular access site that is now open. The border water walleye season remains open until …

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International Falls, Rainy Lake and Ranier Convention and Visitors Bureau

301 2nd Avenue
International Falls, MN 56649

(218) 283 9400
(800) 325 5766