Boundary Waters

Remote wilderness with thousands of acres to explore. Canoes and kayaks transport you to portages and campsites. An experience you will remember and cherish.

Poplar Lake

Three miles wide, a mile across, and over 70 feet deep, Poplar lake has over thirty islands to explore. Three entry points into the Boundary Waters.


Start at Rockwood or drive a short distance to a trail head, there are plenty of easy and/or challenging hikes along the Gunflint Trail. Bring your boots!


Rushing in the Spring, waterfalls are fun to explore any time of the Summer. Several are located along the Gunflint Trail, with more up and down Highway 61.


Gunflint Trail has several great restaurants that are open year round, with more that are open in the Summer; several are very close to Rockwood.


Take a journey through time. Experience the cultural and natural history of the Gunflint Trail at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, only 22 miles from Rockwood.

Aurora Borealis

Gunflint Trail has some of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states with a Dark Skies Bortle Scale rating of one. Lay on your back in the middle of the night and enjoy!


Fishing and Rockwood Lodge go hand-in-hand. We will always point you in the right direction to catch walleyes, lake trout, smallmouth, panfish and northern pike.

Winter Activities

The Gunflint Trail is extremely beautiful in the Winter. Rockwood’s Cabin 12 is available to rent January – March so you can enjoy xc-ski, snowshoe, snowmobiling or hyuga!


The entire north shore is full of wild and interesting things to see and places to go…