Itasca County, Drumbeater Island

Itasca County – Drumbeater Island map


Drumbeater Island Natural Area is a 17-acre island located in Pokegama Lake, south of Grand Rapids. The County Park and Recreation System manages the island as a Natural Area to properly protect the natural and/or scenic resources in perpetuity. There are no developed recreation facilities on the island. Drumbeater Island has important natural and scenic qualities including a maturing old growth forest and possible cultural resources. It also provides an important habitat for wildlife and undeveloped lakeshore for fish on an already very developed lake.


Coniferous Forest

Grant Funding

1999 Natural & Scenic Area Acquisition Grant .............. $67,000


Pokegama Lake is located at the southwest edge of Grand Rapids.


Itasca County Parks This link leads to an external site., (218) 327-2855