RAINY LAKE: RATED BEST SUNSET
If you're looking for a family vacation or an endless supply of fishing holes--we have you covered. In the heart of Voyageurs National Park, the Rainy Lake area offers houseboat vacations, family resorts on the beach, and quick lodging stops if you're just passing through.
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Voyageurs Outfitters Boat Tours
If you've already taken part in the tours provided by Voyageurs National Park, or if you're looking for something a little different, check out the various options offered by Voyageurs Outfitters. The knowledgable guides at Voyageurs Outfitters will bring you on an adventure filled with much more than just sight seeing. They'll help you explore one of the most beautiful places on earth: Rainy Lake.
Time-Lapse: A Hypnotic Look at Voyageurs National Park
Featured on National Geographic's Short Film Showcase
In the northernmost tip of Minnesota, Voyageurs National Park is a watery wonderland of pristine lakes, big fish, and incredible night skies. With a third of its area covered by lakes, the park is named for the fur-trading French Canadian voyageurs who paddled birchbark canoes in the 18th and 19th centuries. In this hypnotizing time-lapse, filmmakers Will Pattiz and Jim Pattiz capture the dancing northern lights and scenic beauty of Voyageurs National Park...
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Are you looking to witness this alluring natural light show in the sky? ThisNorthern Lights prediction tool can help you plan a time to venture into Voyageurs National Park on Rainy Lake to experience this stunning phenomenon.
Article by Ron Kruger Aug 1, 2017
At the top of Minnesota, a gem of a fishery awaits anglers willing to ply cold, early-season water temperatures and unpredictable weather for the Minnesota Fishing Opener on May 13. This vast body of water is an expanse of 275,000 acres, straddling the northern border with Ontario and features multi-species action.
While huge ice-out crappies lure anglers to kick off the open-water season, it’s the primary gamefish species—walleyes, smallmouths, pike—that offer the greatest temptation to explore Rainy Lake in mid-May.
This popular tourism destination attracts families and fishermen in all seasons, with the height of summer providing a water-based playground for fishing, water sports, houseboating or simply enjoying quality time in the Minnesota’s Northwoods.
The resorts here can fill up early for peak dates, so advance planning and research is recommended. However, because mid-May weather in northern Minnesota delivers a potential mixed bag, you can usually find last-minute accommodations or rent a houseboat to explore this waterway during the early season. Rainy Lake is home to Voyageur’s National Park, meaning you’ll encounter a setting that feels mostly pristine and beautiful. But it’s the fishing action that is the main attraction...
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