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Pets allowed
Yes
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Pigeon River flows between the U.S. and Canada, and the tallest waterfall in Minnesota plummets 120 feet at Grand Portage State Park.

Today, the park contains 6 miles of hiking trails to two waterfalls. The first half-mile is paved and wheelchair accessible to High Falls. The 5-mile round-trip hike to Middle Falls follows a more rugged trail. American Indians created the ancient 9-mile trail from Lake Superior to bypass the falls. This trail became known as "The Grand Portage."

Visit on a sunny day and you might witness a rainbow stretching across the river. Bring your passport or pass card and travel across the Canadian border to visit the park on the other side.

Interpretive signs are displayed along the walkway to learn about the culture and traditions of the Grand Portage Ojibwe people.

Grand Portage State Park is a free day use park. They do not offer camping or other amenities typically offered at Minnesota state parks. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Stunning waterfalls. Free.

Cons

Split between the U.S. and Canada.

Address

MN-61
9393
Grand Portage, MN 55605
United States

Features

ADA accessible
Geologically significant
Historically significant
Flushing toilets
Picnic tables
Waterfalls
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide

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