Voyageurs National Park
Water dominates the landscape of Voyageurs National Park. There are more than 30 lakes filling glacier-carved rock basins within its boundaries. Four large lakes, Rainy, Kabetogama, Namakan and Sand Point, cover almost 40 percent of Voyageurs 218,054 acres.
|The park lies in the southern part of the Canadian Shield. It represents some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world. This bedrock has been shaped and carved by at least four glacier periods. The landscape of the park is rugged and varied. Rocky outcrops are intermingle among bogs, beaver ponds, swamps, islands, many small lakes and four large lakes. In the years since the last glacier period, a thin layer of soil has been created. The soil supports the boreal forest ecosystem, sometimes referred to as the "North Woods" of Voyageurs National Park.||Voyageurs National Park is rich in human history. It was named for the Voyageurs, French-Canadian canoe-men who traveled these waters in their birch-bark canoes from the Great Lakes to the interior of the western United States and Canada.|
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