Knife River was built in the early 1970s and operated as a private marina under Lake County ownership until the Minnesota DNR took over in 2001. The marina and access were acquired to assure continued public access to Lake Superior, provide a safe harbor and needed services to enhance the Lake Superior Small Craft Harbor System. This 100 slip full-service marina is operated for the DNR by a concessionaire, Knife River Marina (218) 834-6076.
Caution: Storms can create large waves in the harbor entrance.
18.5 miles northeast of the Duluth Harbor Entry, 9 miles northeast of McQuade and 7 miles southwest of Two Harbors.
Approximate GPS Coordinates:
Lat 46º 56.37 Lon 91º 46.44