Knife River Harbor & Marina



18.5 miles from the Duluth Harbor Entry Lat 46º 56.65 Lon 91º 46.66


This facility was developed in the early 1970s. Previously operated as a private marina under Lake County ownership, the DNR acquired the property in 2001 to assure public access to the Lake and continue as a link in the North Shore harbor system. This 100 slip, full-service marina with a public boat access is operated by a concessionaire. Future improvements and redevelopment plans are being discussed in cooperation with the Knife River Marina Advisory Board, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Services available:

  • Double ramp
  • 2 docks-fuel dock and 1 roll-in
  • paved and gravel parking for 25car/trailers
  • satellite restrooms
  • public beach adjacent to harbor
  • full service marina including:
  • fuel, pump-out, public phone, transient slips,
  • boat repair, haul out, and winter storage
  • the launch area is within the 4.5 acre basin

Knife River Harbor & Marina photo gallery