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VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK TOURS, MN

Ellsworth Rock Gardens Tour and Eagle Watch

Boat Tour
2 hr. 00 min.
Accessible

Notice:

Tour begins June 18 - August 20. Wednesdays Only. 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
Minimum number of paying visitors for tour to go is 4 total.
Tours are occasionally canceled due to poor weather conditions, or an insufficient number of passengers. You can call the visitor center 1 hour prior to the scheduled tour time to ensure it will take place.

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Tour Description

Board the Borealis and cruise Kabetogama Lake in search of active eagle nests and other wildlife. At the gardens, join a ranger for a 1/4 mile tour (not accessible) of the unique rock sculptures, building remnants, and winding paths. Tours run from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.


Tour Details

  • Duration: 2 hr. 00 min.
  • Distance: 10 miles
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Effort: Moderate

Know Before You Go

Check in for tour 30 minutes prior to departure. No smoking. Food is not allowed on the boat but water is. There is no restroom aboard the boat. Jackets, mosquito spray and sunscreen are recommended. Visitors who take the land-based tour will hike up a 60-foot granite rock outcrop on the tour.


Accessibility

The boat is accessible, but the Ellsworth Rock Garden dock, grounds and 1/4 mile walk are not.


Directions

From Duluth MN., drive about 2.5 hours to County Road 122. Take a right on County Road 122 and travel 2.5 miles to the Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center. The Borealis tour boat is just outside the visitor center.


Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.
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