A free public boat launch provides access to Rainy Lake during the warm season, and access for cars on the Rainy Lake Ice Road during the winter. A picnic area is located next to the boat launch. Boat tours and ranger-led programs are offered at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center.
Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center
The visitor center contains new interactive exhibits, a children's activity table, a bookstore, a theater for viewing the park film, and a staffed information desk. Boat tours and ranger-led programs are offered. A free public boat launch, seperate paddle access, and picnic area are located outside the visitor center. For more information call the visitor center (218) 875-2111.
The Kabetogama Lake Visitor Center is closed from late September - late May.
See the map below for a detailed view of the visitor center location.
Ash River Visitor Center
The Ash River area is accessed off Highway 53 just south of the Kabetogama Lake turn-off. Drive on the scenic Ash River Trail (County Road 129) to reach the visitor center. Watch for deer along the road; they are a common sight on this winding scenic drive.
The Ash River Visitor Center is located in the historic Meadwood Lodge pictured above. Take a moment to explore this historic, rustic building. Watch your head, as some interior doorways were constructed for shorter individuals. There is a bookstore, a children's activity corner, exhibits, a small theater, and a staffed information desk. Programs are sometimes offered as staffing allows. There are nearby picnic tables. A free public boat launch and separate paddle access area are available. Call for information (218) 374-3221.
The Ash River Visitor is closed from late September - late May.
Last updated: December 15, 2022