Knife River, Minnesota

Knife River, Minnesota

Captain Charles Anderson, a Norwegian seaman born in Oslo in 1840 and his wife Serene are recorded as the first permanent setters in Knife River. Following the arrival of the Alger-Smith Duluth & Northern Minnesota Railroad, the tiny settlement boomed and remained an important railroad center from 1898 – 1919.

Today Knife River is a small, close-knit community that inspires artisans to call it home. You can arrange for charter fishing at the marina or just explore the expansive pebble beach. The Superior Hiking Trail starts right in town and takes you along Knife River through birch and evergreen forests.

Local Businesses

Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen

GreatLakesCandy
223 Scenic Drive, Knife River, MN   55609
USA

Handmade, hand dipped chocolates and candy made the old fashioned way by 3rd & 4th generation candy makers. Copper kettle cooked fudge, caramels, air crunch, turtles, toffee, gifts & gallery. Open May – December.

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Knife River Campground

knife river campground
196 Scenic Drive/PO Box 190, Knife River, MN   55609
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The campground has 30 RV/tent sites that include pull-through sites that include pull-through sites, 30 and 50 Amp electric service, water and sewer.

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Ojard Well Drilling

ojard
408 Hawk Hill Road, Knife River, MN   55609
USA

Ojard Well Drilling Inc of Knife River, MN is a state licensed and bonded well driller. We have been providing expert well drilling service to the North Shore from Duluth to Canada since 1943. As Quality Award Winners of the Minnesota Governor’s Council for Quality, we can confidently claim our…

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Knife River Marina

knife river marina

Knife River Marina is located in the historic fishing village of Knife River, Minnesota, only 15 miles north of Duluth on Lake Superior’s scenic North Shore.

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Island View Resort

249 Scenic Drive, Knife River, MN   55609-
USA

We are minutes away from Duluth and Two Harbors and provide a pet-friendly atmosphere in selected cabins. Our North Shore cabins on Lake Superior are the areas finest. We are looking forward to your stay.

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Lighthouse at Emily’s

emilys
218 Scenic Drive, Knife River, MN   55609
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Located at the mouth of the Knife River just south of Two Harbors, Minnesota, Lighthouse at Emily’s provides dining in a fun, nautical atmosphere, reflecting our local fishing heritage. Only 20 minutes from Duluth!

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