Greetings, If you are looking for the most current hours for any dining or retail outlets in Cook County MN – you’ve found it!
This page is updated frequently with area updates, business operations changes, and other information. If you are a business owner or manager and have a change to your daily operations, please contact Carah Thomas-Maskell, Information Center Coordinator at email@example.com or Maggie Barnard, Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While many businesses had to close in accordance with Minnesota Governor Walz Executive Orders, there are a number who are working to provide services to the public while maintaining appropriate health and safety standards. See what local businesses are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic to enhance safety and cleaning protocols.
Looking for a place to eat? Dining Hours during COVID-19 pandemic
While dine-in meals at Minnesota restaurants are restricted to 50% capacity, curbside pick up and delivery is available at some locations. Click below to see all dining hours and services.
A printable version of business hours can be found here.
Shop Local! Retail Hours during COVID-19 pandemic
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If you are looking for a last minute getaway, please visit our Lodging Availability directory for current vacancies. This spreadsheet is updated weekly by our Visitor Center team.
Seeking additional information?
Our Grand Marais Information Center is OPEN:
- Tues – Thurs 10 am – 4 pm, Fri & Sat. 9 am – 5 pm and Closed Sun & Mon. Please call (218) 387-2524 or email email@example.com with questions.
- The Tofte Information Center that was located in the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum is permanently closed.
We are working to maintain business statuses as quickly as changes occur. If you are a business owner, please contact us as your plans change at (218) 387-2524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nature is open with some restrictions
Governor Walz announced that the current Stay at Home order (EO 20-20/20-33) will be allowed to expire on May 18, 2020 urging Minnesotans to continue practicing COVID-19 prevention through personal hygiene and social distancing. We’re updating this page with details on the new regulations and status on State Parks, Camping in the Superior National Forest and Private Campgrounds and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness as information becomes available.
- State and National Parks & National Monuments on the North Shore
- Open for day use: Gooseberry Falls State Park (with facilities restrictions), Tettegouche State Park, Temperance River State Park, Cascade River State Park, Judge CR Magney State Park. No overnight camping or parking allowed in any Minnesota State Parks.
- Grand Portage State Park Open.
- Grand Portage National Monument Open.
- Isle Royale National Park Marina open, must have own boat to access the island or arrive via Isle Royale Sea Plane. Ferry service will remain closed all season.
- Split Rock State Park & Historic Lighthouse, park grounds remain open, however, the historic lighthouse is closed.
- Camping in the Superior National Forest & Private Lands in Cook County, MN
- Dispersed camping in the Superior National Forest is allowed – meaning Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and some Superior Hike Trail campsites are now open for overnight visitors starting May 18th, 2020. A dispersed campsite is a single campsite, not in a developed campground, used for overnight camping. A remote campsite is a designated backpack or watercraft campsite, not in a developed campground, used for overnight camping.
- Private and public campgrounds are now open for overnight use.
- Grand Portage Reservation – The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, a federally-recognized Tribal sovereign nation, asks nonresidents to avoid the use of Tribal roads, trails, lakes and lake shores on the Grand Portage Reservation. This request is temporary and is in response to Band’s concerns about nonresidents recreating on the Reservation. The Grand Portage Band asks nonresidents to respect the wishes of the Band and recreate safely and follow COVID-19 protocols.
- 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 – Open
- Tribal roads, trails, lakes and lakeshores – Open. 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 State Park – Open
- Grand Portage National Monument – Open
- The United State & Canada border – Closed to non-essential traffic until at least October 21, 2020.
- Outdoor Recreational Gear Rental – Outdoor recreational equipment rental outlets. Equipment may be rented but only if the equipment can be effectively sanitized between uses. Such outlets must implement clear check-in and check-out procedures that minimize contact between customers and workers. Any rentals must be conducted in accordance with the Outdoor Recreation Guidelines.
- Guides – Small one-on-one or one-on-two person guided and instructional activities such as guided fishing, birding, or outdoor fitness training. Guided and instructional activities must be conducted in accordance with the Outdoor Recreation Guidelines.