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Rest areas along Hwy 61

Knife River - closed until March 31, 2017

Amenities

Facility

  • Highway: Hwy 61
  • Milepost: 18
  • Traffic Direction Served: Both
  • Location: Knife River
  • County: Lake
  • GPS: +46.947518,-91.791324
  • Township/Range/Section: 52N 11W 31
  • Owner: MnDOT
  • Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 1

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Gooseberry Falls accessible restroom

Amenities

  • Modern rest area with flush toilets
  • Designated assisted restroom, 8 a.m. to midnight
  • Picnic shelters and tables
  • Gift shop
  • Pay phone
  • Vending machines
  • Drinking fountain
  • Recreation trail system
  • Interpretive information
  • Partnership facility with the DNR Gooseberry Falls State Park
  • Spectacular vistas of Lake Superior and Gooseberry Falls and River
  • Located on the North Shore Scenic Byway
  • Many WPA era site features, some eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
  • Artwork - sculpture entitled, "River, Lakes, Falls and Forest Natural Column" by Sterling Rathsack Jr.
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Facility

  • Highway: Hwy 61
  • Milepost: 39
  • Traffic Direction Served: Both
  • Location: SE Side of TH-61 SW of the Jct. of TH-61 & the Gooseberry River
  • County: Lake
  • GPS: +47.140556, -91.469684
  • Township/Range/Section: 54N 9W 27
  • Owner: MnDOT and DNR
  • Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 1 and DNR
  • Custodian Phone: 218-834-3545
  • Gooseberry Falls State Park Phone: 218-834-3855

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Tettegouche Visitor Center

Amenities

  • Modern rest area with flush toilets
  • Family/Assisted restroom
  • Gift shop
  • Pay phone
  • Vending machines
  • Drinking fountain
  • Recreation trail system
  • Picnic shelters and tables
  • Pet exercise area
  • Interpretive information
  • Partnership facility with the DNR Tettegouche State Park
  • Scenic overlook of Lake Superior
  • Located on the North Shore Scenic Byway
  • Artwork - sculpture entitled, "Sundial"
  • View pictures of this rest area

Facility

  • Highway: Hwy 61
  • Milepost: 59
  • Traffic Direction Served: Both
  • Location: Baptism River
  • County: Lake
  • GPS: +47.338648,-91.196185
  • Township/Range/Section: 56N 7W 14
  • Owner: MnDOT and DNR
  • Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 1
  • Custodian Phone: 218-226-6367
  • Tettegouche State Park Phone: 218-226-6365

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Cross River - closed until April 12, 2017

Amenities

Facility

  • Highway: Hwy 61
  • Milepost: 79
  • Traffic Direction Served: Both
  • Location: Schroeder, both side of TH-61 at the Cross River
  • County: Cook
  • GPS: +47.544007,-90.897242
  • Township/Range/Section: 59N 5W 36
  • Owner: MnDOT
  • Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 1

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Cut Face Creek - closed until April 5, 2017

Amenities

Facility

  • Highway: Hwy 61
  • Milepost: 104
  • Traffic Direction Served: Both
  • Location: Schroeder, 5.0 mi W of Grand Marais
  • County: Cook
  • GPS: +47.73091,-90.439735
  • Township/Range/Section:
  • Owner: MnDOT
  • Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 1

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Grand Portage Visitor Centeraccessible restroom

Amenities

Facility

  • Highway: Hwy 61
  • Milepost: 150
  • Traffic Direction Served: Both
  • Location: Grand Portage State Park adjacent to US Customs at Canadian border
  • County: Cook
  • GPS: +48.000476,-89.592988
  • Township/Range/Section: 64N 6W 33
  • Owner: MnDOT
  • Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 1
  • Custodian Phone: 218-475-2305
  • Travel Information Staff Phone: 218-475-2592

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Mt. Josephine

Amenities

Facility

  • Highway: Hwy 61
  • Milepost: 148
  • Traffic Direction Served: Both
  • Location: 3.0 mi SW of Pigeon River
  • County: Cook
  • GPS: +47.986942,-89.653228
  • Township/Range/Section: 64N 6W 34
  • Owner: MnDOT
  • Operated by: MnDOT Maintenance District 1

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