Rhonda Silence

An update on the DNR boat launch improvements in the Grand Marais harbor

Work is well underway on the boat launch improvements in the Grand Marais harbor, in the Grand Marais Recreation Park. Truckloads of large boulders have been traveling through the municipal campground and rocks are being shaped into a longer break wall than existed in the past.

When completed, the new break wall will have a walkway on the top, allowing handicapped access to the lake.

This is year one of a two-year project, focusing on the break wall and boat launch. In 2022, there will be changes to the parking area. That work will begin next spring.

Click here to see a drawing of the overall plan: Parkside Public Access Plan

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Kent Skaar of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division to learn more.