Okontoe’s Cabins & Campground

One of our main missions is to minister to the Body of Christ by providing a place of retreat and restoration for Christian families, couples, individuals and groups.

campsite with a car and camper

We welcome you to come stay in one of our rustic cabins or spacious campsites. We’re nestled in 80 acres of beautiful forest, alongside private and picturesque Bow Lake.

What Okontoe Offers You

We offer an ideal setting for your family or group just 28-mile drive up the historic Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais, Minnesota:

  • If you’re after a quiet, secluded getaway, you’ll find it here.
  • If you’re after outdoor adventure, we’re surrounded by the Boundary Waters for world-class canoeing. And we’re just minutes from some of Minnesota’s best hiking on the Gunflint Trail and Lake Superior’s North Shore.
  • If you love to fish, we have that, too.
  • Bow Lake is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing and swimming. At just 9 acres, it’s perfect for families with young children.
  • Bow Lake is a non-motorized lake. Electric motors are allowed, but for canoes or small rowboats only. There’s no motor boat launch.
  • We’re connected by short portages to two additional lakes for fishing or paddling.
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Guest House

No Cell Service • Limited Wi-Fi

There’s no cell service on our segment of the Gunflint Trail. We now offer Wi-Fi at the camp Library/Office if you need to connect with someone at home, check the weather forecast or other quick task.

Most of our guests love being internet-free during their time here! Enjoy your media fast 🙂

On-Site Christian Fellowship

We offer a couple opportunities for on-site Christian fellowship during the summer season (between Memorial Day and Labor Day):

  • Sunday Chapel Service (10:00-11:30 a.m.)
  • Saturday evening Community Campfires

Are You a Full-time Minister or Missionary?

If you are, we want to bless you! Please email info@okontoe.org for information on how you can get a reduced rate for a cabin or campsite.

About the Local Wildlife

Our property is surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness—Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Wildlife is abundant all around us, including moose, wolves, black bears, bobcats, lynx, fox, martins and fishers. Occasionally, some of these will wander into our campground and around the cabins.

A moose family
You might be blessed to see a moose (or three) during your stay!

Never try to approach or feed any wild animal (please don’t even feed the squirrels and chipmunks—they become a nuisance for other campers). Small dogs should be under your control at all times, especially if some of these larger predators have been seen around camp lately.

Don’t leave food or beverages outside on your picnic table unattended, be sure all garbage is in the garbage cans along the campground road, and keep a clean campsite/cabin area.

Our property is alcohol-free and family-friendly. Quiet hours are 10:00 pm – 8:00 am.