VOYAGEURS Houseboat VACATIONS
Your extraordinary houseboat adventure is truly a fantastic way to explore the United States’ largest waterways park: Voyageurs National Park. This park, created by Congress in 1971, encompasses land and water areas which have no roads and was initially designated for canoeists. Come enjoy its unspoiled beauty.
What better way to recreate the route of the hardy Voyageur trappers and traders than with a houseboat excursion? The park stretches over 100 miles along the Canada-Minnesota border, running through Namaken Lake, Sand Point Lake, Crane Lake, includes all of Minnesota’s famed walleye lake, Kabetogama, plus over one million acres of roadless wilderness.
From our Ash River base you can visit the entire southern part of the park – from Western Kabetogama Lake to Eastern Crane. The water in this region is fed by springs, so that it is cool, clear and pure enough to drink right from the lakes. Namakan Lake is truly a magnificent body of water which does not have an algae “bloom” in summer, so you can have the fun of bathing on many secluded shady beaches, yet the water remains warm enough for water-skiing and swimming in the vacation period of July and August.