Grand Portage State Park
Open year round, Grand Portage State Park is for day use only. The park is home to mixed hardwood-conifer forests. The spectacular scenery sets the stage for recreational opportunities that include hiking, mountain biking, fishing and picnicking.
Grand Portage State Park lies within the Grand Portage Indian Reservation and is five miles north of Grand Portage Loge & Casino on Highway 61. Turn left just before the Canadian Border. Lake Superior is about one mile east of the park.
High Falls, an impressive and accessible waterfall on the Pigeon River, is the highest waterfall in Minnesota where rapids of wild water plummet 120 feet. Visitors can follow the half-mile paved, handicap accessible path that leads to observation decks overlooking the falls. The 30 foot “gathering shelter” is used for programs and picnicking.
“The Grand Portage” is an 8.5 mile trail, created as a portage to High Falls by the early Ojibwe people. The grand portage linked the Ojibwe’s inland winter camps, where the people hunted and trapped for food of wild game, to their summer homes and fishing on Lake Superior.
Other Hiking trails also extend along the banks of the Pigeon River. For more information and maps visit our Hiking Trails page.
The 5,800 square foot building, also open year round, serves as a highway rest area, state travel information center, and park visitor center offering naturalist and interpretive programs. It has exhibits showcasing the life of the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa and a gift shop.
For more information call 218-475-2360.