Crane

"Where the highways end and the wilderness begins..."

How long would it take you to explore a quarter-million acres of waterways that provide some of the most outstanding and breathtaking views the North Country has to offer? Visit a place that is almost as pristine as it was when the last Ice Age sculpted it from solid granite and basalt.

The Falls near Crane Lake

From the cry of the wolves to the mournful song of the loon to the eerie glow of the Northern lights, the Crane Lake area offers the vacation experience of a lifetime... in all four seasons. Almost exactly the same now as it once appeared to the Indians and fur traders of centuries past.

Only minutes from Voyageurs National Park, the Canadian border and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, this is the place to kick back and enjoy nature at it's finest. Crane Lake. It's what you've been looking for.

Places to Stay

Year Round Lake Vermilion House

Andromeda Lake House

6 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps up to 13

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Year Round Lake Vermilion House

Lakeview Hideaway Bear Island Cabin

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps up to 6

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Crane Lake

Lake Facts

  • Size: 3088 acres
  • Depth: Ave - 30 feet; Max - 80 feet
  • Fish Species: walleye, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, black crappie,bluegill, yellow perch, lake trout, sturgeon, sauger and lake whitefish
  • Etc,: Easy access to Namakan Lake, Rainy Lake (Canada), Kabetogama Lake and the 84,000 acres ofVoyageurs National Park. State- owned public access on the south side of the lake; located at the western edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA)
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Fishing Links

Minnesota Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Things to See

Fortune Bay Casino

Vermilion Falls

Vermilion Gorge

Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

Voyageurs National Park