Gunflint Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Gunflint Ranger Station

Welcome to the Gunflint Ranger District! This area is the most Northeastern portion of the Forest, stretching from near Lake Superior all the way to the Canandian Border.  The district office is located right in the town of Grand Marais.  Follow the Gunflint trail which is a  designated  National Scenic Byway to one of the many opportunities this district offers.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Effective July 16, 2021, BWCAW #80 Larch Creek Entry Point is closed along the Gunflint Trail due to road work. Read the full Closure Order
Operational Hours: Office hours and information 
Closest Towns: Grand Marais
Information Center: Phone: 218-387-1750
Address: 2020 W. Hwy 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604

General Information


The Gunflint Ranger District Office is located on MN Hwy 61, just southwest of Grand Marais.  It is approximately 110 miles, or two and a quarter hours, from Duluth.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Small Game Hunting

Areas for Small Game Hunting at Gunflint Ranger District

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Areas for Game Bird/Waterfowl at Gunflint Ranger District

Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Rocks & Minerals

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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