Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 1, 2014

Orange barrels on a highway

Deep snow delays opening of seasonal rest areas in Northeastern Minnesota


DULUTH, Minn. – Six, seasonal rest areas in Northeastern Minnesota will remain closed until Monday, April 21 due to deep snow. 

Seasonal Rest Area Locations

  • Knife River: Lake County, Highway 61, at milepost 18
  • Independence: St. Louis County, Highway 53, at the junction of Highway 33 and Highway 53
  • Cut Face Creek: Cook County, Highway 61, Schroeder, 5 miles west of Grand Marais
  • McGregor: Aitkin County, Highway 210, at McGregor
  • Big Sandy Lake Overlook, Highway 65, north of McGregor at milepost 129
  • Cross River: Cook County, Highway 61, at the Cross River


For more information about MnDOT’s Safety Rest Areas and Waysides visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/restareas/