Okontoe’s Cabins & Campground

campsite with a car and camper

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.

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 miles 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 or Wi-fi

There’s not yet cell service on our area of the Gunflint Trail, and there’s no wi-fi access in Camp. Most of our guests love this! 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.