• A fall day on Mt. Rose overlooking the historic depot at Grand Portage.

    Grand Portage

    National Monument Minnesota

Alcohol Policy

Voyageurs rest on spit of Grand Portage Island.
Voyageurs rest on spit of Grand Portage Island.
NPS Photo / Dave Cooper
 

Alcoholic Beverages and Controlled Substances

The following public use areas, portions of public use areas, and/or public facilities within the park are closed to consumption of alcoholic beverages, and/or to the possession of a bottle, can or other receptacle containing an alcoholic beverage that is open, or has been opened, or whose seal has been broken or the contents of which have been partially removed:

  • All monument buildings except employee residences
  • All monument parking lots
  • Within the walls of the historic depot area

The Superintendent may allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages in closed areas of the monument as part of special event activities, if the consumption of alcohol does not adversely reflect upon the monument or create an unsafe or hazardous situation or have a high likelihood of impairing park resources.

Determination: These restrictions are necessary to protect visitors and their experience while at the monument and avoid visitor use conflicts, and ensure safe and orderly access and operation of major visitor use facilities, as well as protect cultural and historic resources.

Information from Superintendent's Compendium 36 CFR 2.35

Did You Know?

A Montreal canoe at Grand Portage National Monument

The 40 foot “Montreal” class of birchbark canoe used on the Great Lakes during the 18th century, could carry the weight of two mid-sized cars…that’s over four tons or about 8,000 pounds!