Voyageurs Park Seeking Public Input on New Fees, Reservation System

Please join Superintendent Mike Ward at one of two public forums:

Twin Cities Area
DATE: Monday, April 19, 2010
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilderness Inquiry Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN (near Dinkytown at the University of Minnesota) Click here for directions: http://www.wildernessinquiry.org/contact_us/directions.php <http://www.wildernessinquiry.org/contact_us/directions.php>
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Voyageurs National Park Area
DATE: Thursday, April 22, 2010
TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Backus Auditorium, International Falls, MN
Both forums are free and open to the public.
If you are unable to join us, submit your comments regarding the proposed fee and reservation system for boat tours, interior lake campsites and boat rentals at 218-283-6708.  The public comment period is open through May 1, 2010.
The Voyageur Tour Boat, Photo courtesy VNPA
The Voyageur Tour Boat, Photo courtesy VNPA

Voyageurs National Park has 16 campsites on the interior of the Kabetogama Peninsula. The park is considering a reservation system and fee for these campsites and is welcoming public input on the proposal. Of the 16 campsites, 11 have boats; there would be an added fee for sites with boats. Please see the attached press release from the National Park Service or read more about the Park’s proposal HERE>

The public is invited to learn about and comment on the Park’s proposed fee and reservation system for the new tour boat and the interior lake campsites and boat rentals on the Kabetogama Peninsula. Voyageurs National Park Superintendent Mike Ward will host a presentation about the proposed changes, and will open the floor to public comments and questions.

Twin Cities Area
DATE: Monday, April 19, 2010
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Wilderness Inquiry Headquarters, Minneapolis, MN (near Dinkytown at the University of Minnesota) Click here for directions >

Voyageurs National Park Area
DATE: Thursday, April 22, 2010
TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Backus Auditorium, International Falls, MN

Both forums are free and open to the public.

If you are unable to attend a meeting, you may submit your comments by contacting the VNPA. The public comment period is open through May 1, 2010.

For more details, see the Voyageurs National Park Association Web Site >

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