Imagine a day when all you have to do is plan
fun. Explore the splendor of Kabetogama Lake.
Early risers often hear the lonely echoing calls
of loons as they answer each other across the
dusky early morning waters. The woeful sounds
will raise goose bumps on the back of your neck.
Gather your group, pack a picnic lunch and GO.
Cruise among the labyrinth of pine and aspen
covered granite islands; view bald eagles,
osprey and pelicans. Keep your eye on the
shoreline for deer and bear or a rare sighting
of a moose.
The most popular picnic site on Kabetogama's
north shore is the Ellsworth Rock Gardens. This
labor of love began in 1944 and was completed in
1965 by Chicago building contractor J.E.
Ellsworth. Now in the process of being restored,
floral remnants and rock statuary combine with a
dramatic view of the lake you won't want to
From here, Kabetogama Lake and Voyageurs
National Park are yours to experience.
Kabetogama Resorts provide a variety of camping
opportunities from primitive tenting to full
hookup R.V. sites. Many require reservations.
If you're an adventurous soul who like to
explore voyageur-style, try the boat shuttle
services available into the Peninsula
back-country trails. Located deep in the heart
of the park, the Peninsula separates Kabetogama
from Rainy Lake, is accessible by boat and
traversed by two main hiking trails. The Locator
Lake trail near the west end of Kabetogama leads
to one of over 20 remote lakes on the Peninsula.
On the east end is the Cruiser Lake trail
system. It consists of 21 miles of trail,
connecting several wilderness campsites between
Lost Bay on Kabetogama and Anderson Bay on
Rainy. The Mica Bay trail enters the Cruiser
Lake system from the west end of Namakan.
The National Park provides, for a fee, canoes
and row boats on the peninsula, to navigate
these interior lakes and the beautiful
Chain-of-Lakes waterway. Many primitive
campsites are provided on islands within
Voyageurs National Park. No reservations needed,
first-come, first-served. All overnight visitors
must fill out a free self-registration permit.
Voyageurs National Park will charge $35.00 a
night for the two new 30 person group campsites.
Reservations are required to use these sites.
Visitors can make reservations online at
www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.
One site is on Rainy Lake and other site is on
Others may check out Woodenfrog State Forest
Campground with 62 rustic sites.
For more information on primitive camping in the
park, call the Visitor Center at 218-875-2111.
Lake Kabetogama is at the center of a great
selection of attractions in Northern Minnesota.
Be it of a general nature such as the
wildflowers and wildlife or the organized
attractions that man has assembled, there's much
to entertain and educate you when you visit
Kabetogama. List below are many formal
attractions that will keep your vacation time
VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK
3131 Highway 53
International Falls, MN.
Voyageur's National Park tour
boat trips into Voyageur Country
Please come and
worship with us. Visit our
beautiful church and see
extraordinary wood carvings from
local craftsman Herman Melheim.
VINCE SHUTE BEAR SANCTUARY
HISTORIC KETTLE FALLS HOTEL &
the Kettle Falls Historic
District where you can look
south into Canada from the
international border, visit the
dam, the 1912 dam tenders cabin,
the site of a blind pig and the
1912 Kettle Falls Hotel.
Access by boat only
KOOCHICHING COUNTY HISTORICAL
MUSEUM & BRONKO NAGURSKI MUSEUM
of the art facility will
preserve and educate all
visitors about the history of
Koochiching County with
well-researched and exciting
exhibits. Over 10,000 items are
exhibited in the museum and
cover other topics including
Native American artifacts,
geology, homesteading era, early
settlement, farm equipment
antique cars, toy and dolls, and
much much more!
The Bronko Nagurski Museum is a
lasting tribute to an
outstanding man, athlete and
citizen. It is the first modern
museum in America dedicated to
an individual football player.
Both museums are opened May thru
September. For more information
INTERNATIONAL BORDER & BRIDGE
30 miles drive north
on HWY 53. Access to Fort
Frances, Ontario, Canada.
KITCHEN CREEK GOLF CLUB
387 HWY 11 Fort Frances,
Ontario, Canada P9A3M7
April-October, 18 hole course
This beautiful trail runs from Frontier
Resort on Ash River to Salmi Rd. in
Kabetogama-26 miles with all the loops and
19-20 miles without the loops.
KABETOGAMA LAKE VISITOR CENTER
Daily, 9:00 am - 5 pm
May 7th - Sept 30th
ELLSWORTH ROCK GARDEN
Voyageurs National Park
Access by boat only.
BOGWALK at the
Voyageurs National Park and Orr
area Information Center.
Open daily, year 'round
The center offers the chance to
walk through a bog without
getting your feet wet! Access
from HWY 53 in Orr, MN.
aspen forests, rocky
pine-covered ridges and past
beaver ponds. A trail guide
provides a new view on plant
life on this 2.3 mile Access
from Northern Lights Road in
PAPER MILL TOURS
The art and craft of papermaking
is as old as recorded history,
and, in International Falls, the
growth of the papermaking
industry and the growth of the
city have gone hand in hand.
Tours are offered June through
ASH RIVER VISITOR CENTER
Meadwood Rd Ash River Trail Orr,
Open daily May 7-September 30
9-5. Visit the center and enjoy
hiking trails filled with pine
and spectacular views of
LAKES VISITOR CENTER
International Falls, MN 56649
FALLS COUNTRY CLUB
Located 2 Miles
West of International Falls Off
Hwy 71. For tee times and
reservations call (218)283-4491
VERMILION RIVER GREENS
Crane Lake Rd Buyck, MN. 55771