Knife River Marina, Protected Access



18.5 miles NE of the Duluth Harbor Entry
9 miles NE of McQuade Small Craft Harbor
8 miles SW of Two Harbors
Lat 46º 56.37 Lon 91º 46.44


The Knife River Marina sits at a great location requiring only a short boat trip to fishing hot spots. It is the only full-service marina (boat repairs and ability to haul out) on the North Shore with trained and experienced marine repair technicians on site.

The Knife River Marina land and facilities were acquired by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) in May 2001. The 100 slip marina is operated by a concessionaire; Sailboats, Inc., and the MNDNR provides operational oversight, major facility maintenance and capital improvements.

Contact Information:

Knife River Marina External Link


  • Double trailer launch ramp
  • 1 dock plus adjacent fuel dock
  • Gas and diesel at fuel dock
  • 25 car/trailers parking spaces; paved and gravel parking lot
  • (follow directional signs for proper parking)
  • Portable restroom

Full service marina

  • Seasonal slips
  • Transient slips
  • Pump-out
  • Boat haul-out and repair
  • Winter storage
  • Yacht club
  • Restaurant and shops in vicinity


The harbor is not fully protected; storms/wind can create large waves in the harbor entrance.