Camp Bluewater

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37508 Bluewater Road

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

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Just north of Grand Rapids, this jewel of the Northwoods is an idyllic getaway for families, work retreats, and group field trips.


Camp Bluewater a picturesque setting for group gatherings and outdoor activities. The grounds include a playing field, hiking trails, fire rings, and natural waterfront.

With access to hundreds of miles of trails and one of the most beautiful lakes in Minnesota, Bluewater is relaxing, fun, and always beautiful. The variety of cabins and lodge accomodations can suit groups of most sizes without sacrificing the comforts of home.

To discuss your Bluewater retreat, contact us at (612) 235-7284 or [email protected].


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Rental Rate includes use of Bluewater Lodge for up to 32 guests, and use of canoes. An additional fee of $5/person/day is added for each guest beyond 32 guests.


Peak Season (May - October)

Weekend rates (Friday-Saturday check ins): $600/night
Weekday rates (Sunday-Thursday check ins): $450/night


Off Peak Season (November - April)

Weekend rates (Friday-Saturday check ins): $400/night
Weekday rates (Sunday-Thursday check ins): $300/night


Minimum stay of 2 nights

Check-in: 3pm | Check-out: 11am


Special Offer! Rent 5 nights, get the 6th night free.


Nonprofits and school groups may be eligible for 20% discount. Nonprofits must provide proof of 501c3 status.



Bluewater Lodge

Bluewater Lodge is available year-round. Built in 1997, the one-level construction was designed especially for large groups, yet it elicits a cozy atmosphere.

There are two wings for sleeping accommodations with bunk beds and twin beds; the north wing has four sleeping rooms and the south wing has two sleeping rooms. Each wing features 2 bathrooms equipped with showers. Additionally, each sleeping room has a walk-out patio facing the lake.

Commercial kitchen with pots and pans, pizza oven, and a charcoal grill are available.

Guests are responsible for providing their own bedding and towels.



Bunkhouses: $200/night/bunkhouse

During the summer months, two additional cabins are available. Each sleeps 22 people in three rooms sleeping 10, 10 and 2 people. Bunkhouse use includes access to bathhouse.



  • Skiing/Hiking/Bicycling Trails (Chippewa National Forest trail map; Trout Lake Trail is walking distance from Camp Bluewater)

  • Canoes, paddles, and life preservers are available for Bluewater guests to enjoy Bluewater Lake and the connecting chain of lakes

  • Recreation Field with volleyball net and basketball hoop (basketball, soccer balls and other recreational/sports equipment are available)



  • Camp Bluewater is a pet-, smoke-, and weapon-free facility

  • All renters must provide a certificate of insurance

  • According to Minnesota State Law, nonprofits are obligated to pay sales tax on lodging