Grand Portage in Cook County

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.


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.

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