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Headquarters to Voyageurs National Park


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

With the onset of fall, we see the backdrop of green turn to bright and flashy colors. Our weather also becomes much more moderate with far fewer mosquitoes and other flying pests. People start thinking about recreation in the woodlands, for instance, hitting a hunter walking trail with either a shotgun or camera. If you’d like to explore some by ATV, you’ll find Koochiching County Roads are open to ATV traffic and they can access many forestry roads or existing trails. Neighboring St. Louis County has similar policies. Advocates are improving wayfinding signage all the time.

Water temperatures are also on the way down during fall and that usually triggers a steadier bite from the gamefish. Rainy Lake is a well-known fishery for walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike and crappie. Voyageurs National Park is all about boating, whether you’re touring in a houseboat or exploring with a canoe. Get out on the water, boat to historic sites, hiking trails and picnic areas. Some consider this the best time of the year for outdoor recreation.

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

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  • Winter Wonderland truly describes Rainy Lake

    Temperatures are starting to settle below freezing consistently and that sets the stage for great recreation in our winter wonderland. Ice is forming on Rainy Lake and that means ice fishing will soon be available. Rainy Lake is an excellent …

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  • Take in ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas

    The big event next week will be the ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas parade in downtown International Falls. There will be floats with twinkling lights in the evening, but in the afternoon there will be horse drawn wagon rides. so …

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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