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Rest areas along Hwy 61

Knife River

Amenities

Rest area with separate mens and womens vault toilets
Picnic shelters and tables
Interpretive information
Located on the North Shore Scenic Byway
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Facility

Highway: Hwy 61
Milepost: 18
Traffic Direction Served: Both
Location: Knife River
County: Lake
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
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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Baptism River / Tettegouche Visitor Center

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Recreation trail system
Picnic shelters, tables and grills
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"
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Facility

Highway: Hwy 61
Milepost: 59
Traffic Direction Served: Both
Location: Baptism River
County: Lake
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

Amenities

Rest area with separate mens and womens vault toilets
Located on the North Shore Scenic Byway
Interpretive information
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Facility

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

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Cut Face Creek

Amenities

Rest area with separate mens and womens vault toilets
Located on the North Shore Scenic Byway
Spectacular setting on the shore of Lake Superior
Pet exercise area
Picnic area
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Facility

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

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Grand Portage accessible restroom

Amenities

Modern rest area with flush toilets
Tourism information counter staffed by Explore Minnesota Tourism in agreement with Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council
Picnic shelters and tables
Pet exercise area
Pay phone
Vending machines
Drinking fountain
Family restroom
Interpretive information
Trail and boardwalk to High Falls
Partnership facility with the DNR Grand Portage State Park
Near Grand Portage Indian Reservation
Located on the North Shore Scenic Byway
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Facility

Highway: Hwy 61
Milepost: 150
Traffic Direction Served: Both
Location: Grand Portage State Park adjacent to US Customs at Canadian border
County: Cook
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

Rest area with separate mens and womens vault toilets
Picnic tables
Spectacular views of Lake Superior
Near Grand Portage Indian Reservation
Located on the North Shore Scenic Byway
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Facility

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

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