The Gunflint Ranger District in Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais is a small picturesque town on the shore of Lake Superior, on the eastern edge of the Superior National Forest.  It has a year-round population of approximately 2500, and is the county seat of Cook County.  The town has long been influenced by tourism, being located near the internationally known natural attraction of the largest fresh water lake in the world, as well as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which is the most visited wilderness area in the nation.  It is a modern town with grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, outfitters, lodging, hardware and variety stores, gift and souvenir shops, library, city and county services, and medical facilities, and to complement the natural attractions; a vibrant arts community.  The K-12 public school system provides a very good curriculum, including college level courses, while the University of Minnesota has a campus in Duluth.  The area is served by airports in Duluth (120 miles), and in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (90 miles).





The Gunflint Ranger District Office

Links to more information about Grand Marais

Chamber of Commerce

Grand Marais Tourism Association

Explore Minnesota

Area maps

The Gunflint Trail Association

Grand Marais newspapers:

Cook County News-Herald

Cook County Star


National Weather Service

Weather Underground