Outdoor Activities

Explore Outdoors

  • Reconstructed historic wood buildings on a green lawn, fenced by a palisade, in front of a bay.

    Wander the Depot

    Take a walk back in time to the historic fur trade and meet the people who made it possible

  • Three picnic tables in the forest with a campfire ring and firewood.

    Camping

    Camping at Grand Portage National Monument is limited to two campsites at Fort Charlotte.

  • Two hikers standing on a rocky trail in a mixed tree forest.

    Hike a Trail

    Hike the eight-and-a-half mile path made famous by the voyageurs. or climb Mount Rose for a view of Grand Portage Bay and the Depot.

 
A bay with an island viewed through trees from a wooden staircase.
The Mount Rose Trail offers stunning views of Grand Portage Bay. Several staircases protect the trail from erosion.

NPS photo / G.M. Spoto

Trail Safety

  • Wear sturdy foot wear
  • Stay on trail - watch your children
  • Carry water
  • Consider the weather: carry rain gear and/or warm clothing if necessary, dress in layers
  • Consider insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Consider a first aid kit
  • Know the difficulty level of the trail and your physical abilities and limitations
  • Mount Rose Loop & Trail are not accessible by wheelchair

Leave No Trace!

  • Stay on the trail
  • Carry out all trash

Rules and Regulations

  • Pets must be restrained on a leash no longer than 6 feet (1.8 m). Pets are not allowed inside buildings or the stockade of the historic depot. There are trails around the perimeter of the stockade allowing a bypass.
  • Please do not feed or disturb wildlife
 
Map of Grand Portage National Monument site and Mount Rose trail as described in the text.
Mount Rose Trail and Grand Portage National Monument area. Click on the image to download a copy of the map.

NPS graphic

Trails can be accessed across Mile Creek Road from the depot. Mount Rose has an additional trailhead from the Heritage Center parking lot, near the picnic area. Download a copy of the map.

Last updated: June 3, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 426
Grand Portage , MN 55605

Phone:

(218) 475-0123

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