Grand Portage State Park is located in the Arrowhead region of northeastern Minnesota near the Canadian border north of Grand Marais.
How to Get to Grand Portage State Park: The park is located 5 miles north of Grand Portage on Highway 61. The entrance to the park is on the west side of the highway, just before the U.S. Customs Station on the U.S./Canada border.
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Things to Do in Grand Portage State Park: Picnic along the Pigeon River. There are nine picnic sites, most with views of the river. Take a longer hike along the river to the smaller Middle Falls. Cross into Canada to view the falls from the Canadian side; you will need your passport. You can park at the Ontario Travel Information Center, hike under the bridge, and then follow the river back to view the falls.
Camping in Grand Portage State Park: This is a day-use-only park, and has no campsites. You can camp at Grand Portage Marina and RV Park just six miles south. You can also camp at any of the many Minnesota State Park campgrounds on the North Shore and make a day trip to Grand Portage.
Grand Portage National Monument has an excellent living history museum in this area, where Native Americans and Europeans gathered to buy and sell fur pelts. Many of the buildings have been reconstructed in the 1797 style, and costumed guides share stories and skills from that era.
The town of Grand Portage is also on the Indian Reservation and offers many attractions, including excursions to Isle Royale. The nearby Grand Portage Lodge and Casino has a hotel and several restaurants. Visit during the second week of August for Grand Portage Rendezvous Days and Powwow.
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Top 10 North Shore Attractions: Not to be missed!
Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Gooseberry Falls State Park > Split Rock Lighthouse State Park > Tettegouche State Park > George Crosby Manitou State Park > Temperance River State Park > Cascade River State Park > Judge C R Magney State Park
9393 East Highway 61
Grand Portage, MN 55605
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