LaCroix Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

LaCroix Ranger District Office

Welcome to the LaCroix Ranger District.  The landscape in this area is covered with dense forest and spotted with numerous lakes.  Destination highlights include the Vermilion River and its falls and gorge, the Echo Trail, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  Also nearby is scenic Lake Vermilion.  Recreational activities include boating, fishing, camping, hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and much more.  

The district office and visitor center is located in the town of Cook on US Hwy 53 midway between Duluth and International Falls.  The log visitor center has regional information, many wildlife mounts, and a gift shop with maps, books, and other items for sale. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: All campgrounds and trails are open.
Operational Hours: Summer: May 1 - September 30, open daily 8 am - 4:30 pm Winter: October 1 - April 30, open Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Federal holidays: Open Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Closed all other federal holidays.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Phone:  218-666-0020                                                     Address:  320 N Hwy 53, Cook, MN  55723

General Information


From the south, continue on Highway 53 North through Cook.  Look for the sign on the left hand side of highway just north of Cook. 


Visitor parking lot located on the south side of visitor center. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at LaCroix Ranger District

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at LaCroix Ranger District

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at LaCroix Ranger District

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at LaCroix Ranger District


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Nature Viewing

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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