About Grassy Bay Cliffs Overlook
Located in the southeastern part of the park on Sand Point Lake, Grassy Bay Cliffs rise 125 above the lake making for a striking contrast with the surrounding area. The cliffs are particularly beautiful in the fall when they are crowned by brilliant autumn reds and yellows.
Learning about how these lakes and rock formations were formed over some 2.5 billion years ago can make your visit and seeing these natural wonders all the more fascinating and enjoyable. To learn more about the geological history of the park visit a park visitors center or check out the park website.
Things to Know Before You Visit Voyageurs National Park
There are no entrance fees to Voyageurs National Park.
Cell Service is hit or miss throughout the park. The visitors centers have service and most places with roads do. Rainy Lake has some coverage, but as you go east on the other lakes coverage is rare.
Best Guide Book is this one which we used extensively on our visit.
Map: The best map for Voyageurs is this one which we carried with us everywhere.
Dry bags are an essential Voyageurs item keeping wallets, phones, etc nice and dry in a very wet park. We used / loved this dry bag.
Getting to Voyageurs
Getting to Voyageurs National Park is as easy as flying in to Minneapolis and renting a car from there. The park is 4 and a half hours from the MSP airport. You can also fly directly in to International Falls which is serviced by a few of the major domestic carriers. Once there you can rent a car and you’re already practically in the park.
The entire park is accessible only by boat! Rentals are easy and our Voyageurs National Park Guide provides a comprehensive guide to renting boats in the park.
Best Time to Visit
Best Time to Visit Voyageurs National Park is in the Fall. The bustle of summer fishing and house boating is long gone and the park’s shores and trails are ablaze with magnificent autumn reds, yellows, and oranges. Fall is a feast for the eyes at Voyageurs, but be quick as it’s also very short in this coldest area of the continental U.S.
Where to Stay
Visiting Voyageurs National Park? If you haven’t decided where to stay (yet) check out our helpful guide on visiting Voyageurs National Park for tips. Don’t have time? Here’s our favorite hotel for Voyaguers.
Visiting Grassy Bay Cliffs
The only way to access Grassy Bay Cliffs is by boat which can be rented at Voyagaire.
Watch the Award-Winning Voyageurs Film
This film is the culmination of several weeks spent in Voyageurs National Park. Encompassing more than 340 square miles, Voyageurs is a watery wonderland almost exclusively accessible by boat.
Journey with us as we explore a land blanketed in pristine lakes, erupting with kaleidoscopic fall colors, and home to the most spectacular displays of the northern lights on the planet. This is Voyageurs. Filmed primarily in stunning UHD 8K.
Helpful Related Links
Voyageurs Guide: Voyageurs National Park: Epic Guide to Minnesota’s Watery Wonderland
Things to Do in Voyageurs: 10 Incredible Things to Do in Voyageurs National Park
Minnesota National Parks: 6 EPIC Minnesota National Parks Worth Visiting (Guide + Photos)
Voyageurs Camping: Voyageurs National Park Camping (Everything You Need to Know)
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