Learn About the Park
With a spectacular setting next to Lake Superior, Grand Portage National Monument, entirely within Grand Portage Indian Reservation, is rich in natural and cultural history. The Park protects two depots of the North West Company, the main depot on Lake Superior and the site of Fort Charlotte on the Pigeon River. The 8.5 mile Grand Portage trail connects the depots and contains most of the acerage of the Monument.
From 1854, when Grand Portage Indian Reservation was formed, to the present, Ojibwe people, historians and archaeologists have protected the artifacts, history and cultural and natural heritage of Grand Portage. Look through these pages for Grand Portage's annual special event, Rendezvous Days and Powwow and look at artifacts and cultural items in the Monument's museum collections.
Park Newsletters and News Releases
Photo Galleries, Video and Virtual Tour
Places (The Historic Gardens, Park Archaeology) and Collections (Ojibwe Art and Fur Trade Collections).
Natural features and Ecosystems
Suggested Reading and Other Resources (Management Plans, Reports and Studies)
Be A Junior Ranger
Laws and Policies, Your Dollars at Work
Eastern National bookstore
Last updated: March 3, 2018