How To Reserve a Campsite In Voyageurs National Park

Updated: April 2020

Campsite reservations at Voyageurs National Park, or to check on campsite availability, are handled through the U.S. Government website recreation.gov. The 5 Step process below will help guide you through the reservation website and with pictures to assist at each step through the booking process.

How to reserve a frontcountry or backcountry camping site & canoe in Voyageurs National Park – in 5 Steps

Estimated Time: 10 Minutes

  1. Navigate to recreation.gov
  2. Search for "Voyageurs National Park Camping Permits"
  3. Build your itinerary
  4. Book the campsite
  5. Proceed to payment


Voyageurs National Park campsite reservation instructions for Recreation.gov with pictures and helpful links

  1. Step 1: Navigate to recreation.gov
  2. Step 2: Search for "Voyageurs National Park Camping Permits"
    • TIP - Bookmark the link https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/249981 for quick access to the reservation system.
    • In the main site search - type in "Voyageurs National Park Camping Permits"
    • Recreation.gov Camping Permit Search screenshot
    • Select the "Voyageurs National Park Camping Permits" listing in the dropdown result or select "View Detail" from the search results page.
    • Recreation.gov listing results screenshot
  3. Step 3: Build your itinerary
    • Before building your itinerary, view the park ALERTS for important official notifications, part conditions and or advisory material.
    • Click the "Build Itinerary" button.
    • Recreation.gov Build Itinerary Screenshot
    • Enter your group size in the appropriate input field and optionally narrow your campsites using the available filters or search feature.
    • Recreation.gov Group Size Screenshot
    • Enter your trip dates.
    • Recreation.gov reservation date selection screenshot
    • Select the checkin and checkout dates for any available campsite.
    • Recreation.gov Campsite Availability Screenshot
    • TIP - Click the campsite name for an image of the campsite location.
  4. Step 4: Book the campsite
    • Click the "Book Now" button.
    • Recreation.gov Booking Button
    • Sign-in to your account or register for a new account.
    • recreation.gov account login screenshot
    • OPTIONAL: For available backcountry campsites - choose to reserve a canoe or row-boat with your site for an additional $ per day fee.
    • Recreation.gov Canoe Rental Screenshot
    • Click "Reserve" button.
    • recreation.gov canoe reserve screenshot
    • TIP - The campsite will be reserved for ~15 minutes while you confirm payment of the reservation.
    • Recreation.gov booking reservation timer
  5. Step 5: Proceed to payment
    • Click "Proceed to Payment" button.
    • Recreation.gov shopping cart screenshot
    • Enter your payment details.
    • Review and confirm reservation details.
    • Recreation.gov Review & Confirm Screenshot
    • Click "Confirm" to confirm the payment. A confirmation email will be sent to your account email address.
    • Recreation.gov order confirmation screenshot

DISCLAIMER: Explore.Voyageurs is a private funded website and not in anyway affiliated, funded, endorsed or assisted by the Federal, State, or any Local Governments. While we strive to ensure the accuracy of the information on our site - we do sometimes learn of outdated campsites, details, images or other general information from time-to-time. The information on our site should be confirmed with the National Park website and.or the reservation website.

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