Okontoe Family Campground and Christian Retreat Center

Located 28 miles northwest of Grand Marais, Minnesota on the beautiful Gunflint Trail

We are a Christian family-friendly campground and retreat center 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 Retreat 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 Retreat 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

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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.)