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Little American Island - Visitor Destination, Voyageurs National Park

Historic Site or District
Boardwalk, Little American Island, Voyageurs National Park – NPS

Gold fever ran rampant following the discovery of gold on Rainy Lake in July of 1893. Prospectors, intent on striking it rich, hastily filed claims to prospects scattered throughout Rainy Lake. The feverish excitement over gold was centered on Little American Island, the only mine that actively produced ore. Little American Island is in Voyageurs National Park and only accessible by watercraft.

Time Period Represented


Accessibility Notes

Accessible 1/4 mile trail

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed but must be leased and attended to at all times.


Seasons Open

Early May through October



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