Rainy Lake

Rainy Lake is a world-class fishery over 212,000 acres, 929 miles of shoreline with another 635 miles around 1600 islands located near International Falls, MN. Portions of Rainy Lake are in Ontario and Voyageurs National Park. 

Rainy Lake is on of the unquestionably the finest walleye lake in Voyageurs National Park. The community has worked diligently with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Rainy Lake Sportfishing Club, and  resorts  to re-establish one of North America’s premier walleye fisheries. 

 Rainy Lake DNR Report

Trail maps in Kabetogama State Forest

Kochiching State Forest information

National Park Tour Boat information

Lake Vermilion near Cook, MN flows into Vermilion River on to Crane Lake. Crane Lake flows to Sand Point, Namakan and then to Rainy Lake. Kettle Falls Dam is located between Namakan Lake and Rainy Lake. Kettle Falls is a remote hotel on the Minnesota Canadian Border that has a rich history covering several hundred years. Native Americans fished at the falls in the early 1700’s, French Voyageurs portaged canoes at the falls, Gold Miners boarded steamers at Kettle Falls. Millions of logs have gone through the dams at the early part of the century. In the 1920s commercial fisherman auctioned catches in boxes on the docks. the hotel is on the National Register of Historic places. At the dam you may look South into Minnesota. 

Gold fever ran rampant following the discovery of gold on Rainy Lake in July of 1893. Prospectors, intent on striking it rich, hastily filed claims to prospects scattered throughout Rainy Lake. The feverish excitement over gold was centered on Little American, the only mine that actively produced ore.  Visit the Voyageur National Park site to view more information on the National Park and the history of the area.

RE/MAX Lake Country can assist you with finding a lake home on Rainy Lake or maybe some acreage in the area. Lake homes, cabins and hunting lands are for sale in Kochiching County and near Rainy Lake and vary in size from small parcels or large 160 acre properties. Lake homes will vary from small island properties to large lake homes.  Search Properties in the Area

Crane Lake Narrows

Narrows on Crane Lake heading toward Rainy Lake


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