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 a historic fur trade depot and meet the people who made it possible.

  • Three picnic tables in the forest with a campfire ring and firewood.
    Backcountry Camping at Fort Charlotte

    Camping is not available at the historic site and is limited to two remote backcountry campsites at Fort Charlotte for hikers or canoeists.

  • 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.

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.

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Fires are prohibited on all trails except in desigated fire rings at Fort Charlotte.
Trails can be accessed across Mile Creek Road across 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.

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

Pets and Wildlife

  • 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
  • Wear protective clothing for ticks and biting insects, consider bug spray

Last updated: August 2, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 426
Grand Portage, MN 55605


(218) 475-0123

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