Doing Business With The Park

A woman in a purple jacket stands on a dock on the shore of a scenic lake. A red boat is tied to the dock next to her.
Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) allow rental companies to rent watercraft in the park.

Commercial Use Authorizations (Business Permits)

To conduct business in the park (e.g., private tour boat charters, fishing guide services, water taxis, boat rental), you must obtain an active Commercial Use Authorization (CUA). The CUA is valid for two years. The CUA application may be downloaded using the links below, then printed and/or filled out electronically, and mailed with the required documentation and fee to:

Voyageurs National Park
Chief of Visitor & Resource Protection
360 Highway 11 East
International Falls, Minnesota 56649

Learn more about CUAs on our CUA web page. For further questions you may have regarding the CUA permit process, call Park Headquarters at (218) 283-6600 ext. 0 or contact the Chief Ranger.

 
A large, green and white double-decker boat sits moored to a dock on a wide, blue lake.
Charter tours are among several activities that require a Special Use Permit in the park.

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Special Use Permits

All activities considered to be a special event, or special park use activities, including but not limited to: public gatherings, weddings, commercial filming/photography, sporting events, and use of safety portages, are required to obtain a Special Use Permit (SUP). Please allow a minimum of 4 weeks for processing.

The SUP application may be downloaded, printed and/or filled-out electronically, then mailed with the required documentation and application fee (other fees may apply) to:

Voyageurs National Park
Chief of Visitor & Resource Protection
360 Highway 11 East
International Falls, Minnesota 56649

For any questions you may have regarding the SUP process, please feel free to contact the Chief Ranger.

Last updated: October 16, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Voyageurs National Park Headquarters
360 Hwy 11 East

International Falls, MN 56649

Phone:

(218)-283-6600

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