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Tiny Cook Minnesota tourist attractions take you to the edge of the Superior National Forest, Voyageurs National Park,  and lovely Lake Vermilion.

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You may discover Cook along busy U.S. Highway 53 while you are on your way to Lake Vermilion State Park or Voyageurs National Park. The town has a few restaurants and gift shops as well as the oldest continually operating movie theater in Minnesota (established in 1939).

Just north of town is Lake Vermilion, now part of our newest state park, Lake Vermillion State Park. 

If you are looking for a private getaway in the area near Cook, Minnesota, one of these Cook Minnesota Vacation Rentals could house your family reunion or fishing excursion.

Lake Vermilion Vacation Rentals _ You get the whole house!

Cook Minnesota is a portal to the unspoiled landscape that is the Superior National Forest.

Lake Vermilion and the surrounding area is your introduction to an awe-inspiring and unspoiled area of the state. Three million acres contain a network of rivers and streams, as well as 5,000 lakes set aside for recreation. Kayakers and canoeists, backpackers and campers all come to explore this wilderness area that include the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. For an adventure of a lifetime, hike the iconic Gunflint Trail.

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National forest campgrounds in this area offer a perfect wilderness experience.

Our National Parks and forests, also include Minnesota's only National Park: Voyageur's National Park. 

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This area includes land where the Hudson Bay Trading Company and Northwest Trade company once conducted their fur trading. Much of this landscape is almost unchanged since the days when they were occupied by Ojibwe tribes.

The Vermilion Motel: This award-winning motel is right in the town of Cook. The large rooms are fairly new. You will also find an RV Park on the motel grounds.

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Beautiful Ludlow’s Island Resort & Lodge is eight miles west of Cook on Highway 540. Most of the resorts lovely cabins are on a private island. One of the housing options is a 3-story treehouse! A separate island just for camping is nearby.

Pehson Lodge is more traditional yet just as relaxing. Their 27 cabins are distributed along the lake shore, the hillside, and on Pamahan Island.

Elbow Lake Lodge is half way between the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park. The resort offers countless activities from kayaking the beautiful lake to an 18 hole mini golf course. Open in winter for snowmobiling and other winter sports enthusiasts.

White Eagle Resort: Enjoy fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, sauna, massage, yoga, wagon rides, a playground and just relaxing on your dock.

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Minnesota State Parks Near Cook

Lake Vermilion State Park - How to Get to Lake Vermilion State ParkDrive 2 miles east of Tower and follow the signs to the Soudan Underground Mine State Park entrance. The park is on the eastern shores of Lake Vermilion, adjacent to Soudan Underground Mine State Park, and just south of the Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.    

Soudan Underground Mine State ParkHow to Get to Soudan Underground Mine State Park: Drive 2 miles east of Tower on U.S. Highway 169 to the park entrance.  

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Most family vacation destinations in Minnesota include beautiful family vacation resorts, cabins, and dozens of state parks and many other top family vacations spots.

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National Forest Campgrounds

Minnesota National Parks and Forests

Voyageurs National Park

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