To revise the master plan of Voyageurs National Park, and for other
MARCH 10, 1995
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. OBERSTAR introduced the following
bill; which was referred to the
Committee on Resources
To revise the master plan of Voyageurs National Park, and
for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
tives of the United States of America in
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited at the "Voyageurs
Park Revitalization Act of 1995".
The Act entitled "An Act to authorize the
establishment of the Voyageurs National Park in
of Minnesota, and for other purposes",
8, 1971 (84 Stat. 1971), as amended, is amended
ing the following new section at the end of the
"REVISION OF MASTER PLAN
"SEC. 501. (a) PROHIBITION
OF WILDERNESS DES-
IGNATION.-The Secretary shall not take any
further the designation of any area within
tional Park as wilderness under the Wilderness
"(b) RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES. —The
shall permit access and use of motorboats,
and skiing, on all major lakes and bays within
and at least the following interior
Oslo, Locator, War Club, Quill, Loiten,
Trout, and Mukooda.
"(c) SNOWMOBILE USE. —Notwithstanding
vision of law, including but not limited to the
Species Act (87 Stat. 884), the Secretary shall
cess and use of snowmobiles to the lakes listed
section (b) of this section.
"(d) STUDY ON FUTURE
DEVELOPMENT. —The Sec-
retary shall undertake a study on the cost of
and maintaining additional cross-country ski
mobile trails, hiking trails, camp sites, and
huts to allow access to and use of the lakes
listed in sub
section (b) of this section. The Secretary
such study and report to Congress on the
within six months of the date of enactment of
"(e) HOUSEBOAT USE. —The Secretary shall
ize at least 200 houseboats to operate within
aries of the park.
OF MASTER PLAN. Within
from the date of enactment of this Act, the
revise the master plan for the park to
mandated by this Act."