Boaters enjoying a summer vacation on Rainy Lake
Spectacular fall colors on the Oberholtzer nature trail near Rainy Lake Visitor Center
Ice Fishing - Angler with a nice walleye in a fish house on Rainy Lake
Tour group on a spring hike through Voyageurs National Park


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International Falls, Rainy Lake and Ranier Convention and Visitors Bureau
301 2nd Ave, International Falls, MN 56649
(218) 283 9400 • (800) 325 5766 • cvb@rainylake.org

Summer brings generally moderate weather and a variety of activities. Anglers will find Rainy Lake and Rainy River offer opportunities for walleye, smallmouth bass (#11 of the top 100 bass lakes in the US according to BassMasters) northern pike, crappie, lake sturgeon and muskie. Area guide services are available to help plan the best fishing trip. Numerous resorts in the area offer a variety of options for a great summer vacation.

However, there’s so much more than fishing here in Minnesota’s Vacation Paradise. Boat tours in the National Park take advantage of the spectacular scenery and fun points of interest such as the Rainy Lake Gold Mine and Kettle Falls’ historic hotel. Hiking trails allow an opportunity to explore scenic vistas and excellent wildlife watching areas. There are bike trails, golf courses, beaches, museums and more. Explore our website and you will discover many ideas for the best vacation or a great weekend getaway..

International Falls, Ranier and Rainy Lake are the main gateway to Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota's only water-based national park.

  • Voyageurs National Park – 218,000 acres of islands and waters. The park offers summer boat tours, special programs, interpretive centers.

  • Rainy Lake – a world-class fishery, 212,000 acres, 929 miles of shoreline with another 635 miles around 1,600 islands.

  • Rainy River – another world-class fishery – the source of the river begins near International Falls and flows west.

  • Boise Paper – home one of the fastest papermaking machines in the world.

  • Koochiching Historical Museum and Bronko Nagurski Museum.

  • Championship 18-Hole Golf Course on scenic Rainy River.


Host to a variety of events, including:
  • Annual International Falls Bass Championship.
  • Several tournaments throughout the years, including the MN Pro/Am Bass Tournament on the Minnesota side of Rainy Lake.
  • Several Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Openers.
  • Two Minnesota Governor’s Snowmobile Rides.
  • Conferences, conventions, retreats, annual meetings.





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