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    About Crane Lake / Kabetogama / Orr Area
    On the Minnesota-Canada Border

    Surround yourself with majestic forests, sparkling waters, and wildlife in the picturesque lands of Northeastern Minnesota. In this secluded environment, cities are few and far between.

    International Falls is a well-sized city on the Canadian border that offers shopping, dining, lodging establishments, the Rainy Lake Medical Center, and the International Falls Airport.

    If you are further south, Virginia's city is much larger and features the Thunderbird Mall, Essential Health Hospital, and Mesabi Range College.

    Breathtaking Landscapes at Kabetogama

    Kabetogama Lake is the crown jewel of the region. The glacial lake boasts 25,760 acres of clear, pristine waters. Tall, rocky cliffs are a unique feature of the lake, along with a multitude of islands.

    The lake is for all kinds of water recreation. It is also part of Voyageurs National Park, so many hiking trails are at your fingertips. It features many overlooks along with sights like Kettle Falls and the Ellsworth Rock Gardens.

    It is also the only national park that maintains snowmobile trails. Others can use the trails for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Ice skating and ice fishing are other popular winter activities.

    Opportunities at Crane Lake

    Crane Lake is a small body of water covering 3,088 acres. It is 30 feet deep on average but can be as deep as 80 feet.

    Its sandy shores are great for swimming, putting in a kayak, or having a lakeside picnic. On the water, fishing, boating, and paddleboarding are popular.

    Handberg Marine & Marina provides boating services while the Crane Lake Bar & Grill serves hot meals all day long.

    More to Offer

    The Kabetogama State Forest stretches across most of the region; the park's trails are great for birding, leafing, biking, or hiking.

    The lack of city lights makes it the best area in the state for viewing the Northern Lights. Watching them reflect on the water is a view, unlike any other.

    A Remarkable Location

    Escape to any lake of Northeastern Minnesota to leave your worries behind.