The Rainy Lake Visitor Center is located on the shore of Black Bay, with views across the water to the Kabetogama Peninsula. The Rainy Lake Visitor Center is open year-round, although hours of operation vary with the season.
The visitor center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily from late May through late September. The Rainy Lake Visitor Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed Monday & Tuesday) from late September through December, and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed Monday & Tuesday) from January through late May.
This visitor center serves people in the northern part of the park, and is located eleven miles east on Highway 11 from International Falls, MN. The visitor center offers a museum, seasonal exhibits, a bookstore, a staffed information desk, a children's activity table and a theater for viewing the park film and a variety of nature videos.
The nearby boat launch provides boating access to Rainy Lake during the warm season, and access for cars on the Rainy Lake Ice Road during the coldest months of winter. Boat tours and naturalist programs are offered at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. Call ahead, or stop by for the most current information and for help with trip planning at (218) 286-5258.