So Many Amazing Recreation Opportunities
Begin by exploring the Lakes! We are connected to an incredible quarter-million acres of waterways in one of the largest chains of inland lakes in North America. Bring your fishing pole because our lakes are filled with walleye, northern, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, black crappie, lake trout, lake sturgeon and panfish. Whether fishing in Minnesota or Canada, be sure to read up on the latest fishing regulations. From Crane Lake by boat, you can travel to Voyageurs National Park, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and Quetico Provincial Park.
HIKING AND GOLFING
If you want to travel a bit, venture the 26 miles to Orr and visit the internationally famous Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary, where WILD black bears abound. Visit the Orr Tourist Information Center and take a beautiful walk within the wetland bog at Pelican Lake. Another day trip could include visits to the International Wolf Center, the Dorothy Molter Museum, an Underground Mine State Park, IronWorld USA, or Fortune Bay Casino. There is so much to do in the Crane Lake area from holiday shopping and nightlife, to family fun, food, and more!
Skiing and Snowshoeing
Relish the tranquility of winter cross-country skiing in the Crane Lake area and Voyageurs National Park. Journey into the past. For hundreds of years, people traveled on snowshoes made of ash and webbed with animal gut. Explore the winter landscape on one of the park's three tracked snowshoe trails. For cross-country skiers and snowshoeing enthusiasts, it's best to bring your own gear. Trails are groomed, but not lighted.
Crane Lake Ice-Fishing
Ice fishing is a great winter pastime in Crane Lake, but you must bring your own fish house as there are no rentals available. Peaceful winter quiet, rugged piney shorelines, and outstanding winter angling make Voyageurs National Park an ice fisher's dream.