Okontoe Family Campground and Christian Retreat Center
Located 28 miles northwest of Grand Marais, Minnesota on the beautiful Gunflint Trail
We are a Christian ministry on 80 acres of pristine wilderness, surrounded by the Boundary Waters and Superior National Forest.
We invite you to turn your busy life off for a while. To open your eyes again to the wonderful creation God’s placed us in. To draw closer to the Lord and know His love for you. To spend time with those with you…or simply time alone.
To leave refreshed, restored and closer to Him and your loved ones.
We welcome you to stay in one of our rustic cabins or spacious campsites, and enjoy our small private lake and quiet atmosphere.
What You’ll Find at Okontoe
Family-friendly atmosphere in a wilderness setting
Rustic cabins that sleep from two to eight people
Spacious campsites with plenty of trees and privacy—some lakeside, many lakeview
Small, private, non-motorized lake with direct access to two more non-motorized lakes via short portages
Saturday night Community Campfires • Sunday morning Chapel Services
Nearby access to several Boundary Waters entrance points for day canoe trips
Nearby access to the best of Gunflint Trail hiking
Just a half hour from the lovely harbor town of Grand Marais
Learn more about Okontoe’s mission
Okontoe Sleigh Rides
We’re sorry, but Okontoe’s Sleigh Ride business (Patten Family Sleigh Rides) permanently closed at the end of the 2015 season. We no longer have the horses, sleighs or gear. (Unfortunately, there are several online sources that still advertise them, which we’re not able to control.)