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Experience Minnesota’s Northwoods at Bluewater Lodge

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Surrounded by the tall pines of the Chippewa National Forest, visitors experience the serene beauty of the Northwoods. Our seven-acre property is located on Bluewater Lake, just 20 minutes north of Grand Rapids, MN. The lake is largely undeveloped, with an impressive 20-foot water clarity and a sandy rock bottom. Wildlife sightings of loons, deer, bald eagles, and great blue herons are plentiful! Be sure to keep an eye out on hikes for wild strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Perfect for family reunions, youth groups, and large-group getaways, make Bluewater your next outdoor adventure!

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  • May – September: $825/day M-Th, $875/day F-Su
  • October – April: $400/day
  • Bunkhouse add-on: $150/day
  • 2-night minimum rental
  • Check-in: 3pm / Check-out: 10am
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37508 Bluewater Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

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  • Sleeping quarters for 39 people
  • Living space with gas fireplace
  • Commercial kitchen fully stocked with cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Outdoor firepit
  • Two wings featuring 7 various-sized bedrooms that sleep 2-10 people in camp style twin, full-sized and/or bunk beds, plus 4 full bathrooms
  • Guests provide their own bedding and towels

NEW! Add on the lakeside bunkhouse (sleeps 20, 2 bunkrooms, electricity-only) for just $150/night! Only available with lodge rental – contact to add the bunkhouse to your reservation.


  • Fishing (Wabana Chain of Lakes is full of lake trout, walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, crappie, perch, bluegill, and sunfish)
  • Canoeing (boats, life jackets, and paddles included)
  • Access to local hiking, cross-country skiing, off-road vehicle, and snowmobile trials
  • Volleyball net, basketball hoop, board games, and miscellaneous sports equipment provided
  • Swimming
  • Boating (motorized boats may be launched at the nearby public access)


Our Grand Rapids property has been around for 70 years! A few fun facts about Bluewater:

  • In 1954, Camp Fire purchased a lease in the Chippewa National Forest with a match from the Blandin Foundation so campers could experience the Northwoods. Volunteers built many of the structures you see there today!
  • The first season of summer camp at Bluewater began in 1958.
  • In 1997, the main lodge was built with the help of local foundations and individuals.
  • Through the years, we’ve hosted day and overnight camps and local school groups at Bluewater. Though we are not currently running traditional camps at this time, campers can visit through our Northwoods Adventure Trips!

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