Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota
Sharing boundaries with Minnesota and Canada, Voyageurs National Park includes four major lakes. Though a small part of the park is accessible by car — including the visitor’s station — the concentration of lakes makes most of the park only available to those on boat or, in the winter, by snowmobile, snowshoe, or skis. On a typical trip you will see bald eagles, common loons, and white tail deer, and the further in you get into the Park, you may encounter Timberwolves and moose.
How To Get There: There are three public boat launch ramps, at Rainy Lake, Kabetogama Lake, and the Ash River Visitor Center, that serve as departure points for guided tours, though most visitors kayak to explore the park. The latest addition to the park: You can now get a reservation for a campsite on the water, allowing you to take advantage of the abundant fishing opportunities for multiple varieties.