Grand Portage Reservation – The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, a federally-recognized Tribal sovereign nation, asks nonresidents to be mindful in the use of Tribal roads, trails, lakes and lake shores on the Grand Portage Reservation. The best way to find out if you can visit a certain lake, river, or trail on the Reservation is to ask a band member or a representative of the Tribal Government or Tribal Staff. Trust Lands and Natural Resources can be reached at 218-475-2415. The Tribal Government office phone number is 218-475-2277.
- Grand Portage Lodge and Casino – Open
- Island View Dining Room – Open
- Grand Portage Trading Post – Open
- Grand Portage Marina – Open
- Grand Portage RV Park and Campground – Opening May 2021
- Grand Portage Isle Royale Transportation Lines – Open May 15 – September 30, 2021 Reservations available online or phone 218-600-0765 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Both of our vessels, Voyageur II and Sea Hunter II are US Coast Guard inspected annually and are equipped with automatically inflating life rafts and life vests. They are manned by USCG licensed captains and trained crew and have modern electronics with GPS, sonar, and radar. We also have AEDs onboard and our crew members are CPR certified.
- Isle Royale National Park – extending over 50 miles, is the “eye” of Lake Superior. The main island is 45 miles long and 8 miles wide, covering over 571,790 acres, most of which is back country wilderness. Isle Royale National Park was authorized in 1931, and in 1980 was designated a biosphere reserve. It is currently home to an amazing abundance of wildlife, including wolves, moose, fox, beaver, gulls, cormorants, loons, ducks, otters, eagles and rare plants. The Park is a rich historical location, settled by native American copper miners long before the days of Christopher Columbus. In the late 1800’s, it became the home of numerous commercial fishing families, many of whom were Scandinavian and German immigrants.
- Grand Portage State Park – Open
- Grand Portage National Monument Heritage Center – Open 7 days a week 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
The Mount Rose and Grand Portage Trails are Open Sunrise to Sunset
- Historic Depot Structures – Open Sunrise to Sunset
- The United State & Canada border – Closed to non-essential traffic until at least June 21, 2021.
About Grand Portage –
At the very tip of Minnesota’s Arrowhead, about 45 minutes northeast of Grand Marais, sits the community of Grand Portage. Grand Portage is a place of enduring tradition and vibrant culture. Home to the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, this community is one of the earliest Ojibwe settlements in Minnesota. Grand Portage has been a legendary meeting place for centuries – and after one visit you’ll understand why.
Discover the centuries-old meeting place and come ready for adventure. Visit the Grand Portage National Monument to learn about the culture and traditions of the Grand Portage Ojibwe people.
Try your luck at the newly renovated Grand Portage Lodge & Casino. With exciting gaming and events all year long, it’s always an adventure. The perfect basecamp for adventure in summer or winter. In winter, the extensive snowmobile trail network will satisfy your desire to explore the northern Minnesota wilderness. You never know what you’ll find on the trail, a pack of wolves, a moose and her calf, or a lynx chasing a wild rabbit.
Marvel at the natural beauty of Minnesota’s largest waterfall. The 120-feet, High Falls of the Pigeon River at Grand Portage State Park are a spectacle no matter the time of year. Visitors call it “the Niagara Falls of Minnesota” with good reason.
Ascend the summit of Mount Josephine and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Lake Superior, Grand Portage Bay, Isle Royale and the Susie Islands. The 2.5-mile hike is challenging but rewarding.
Celebrate the heritage of Grand Portage each August with the National Park Service’s Rendezvous Days and the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Pow-Wow, voted one of the Top 100 U.S. events by the American Bus Association.
Visitors leave Grand Portage with a sense of wonder and awe. It’s an incredible place full of deep-seated history, natural beauty and endless opportunity for adventure.