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Hoist Bay Visitor Destination - Voyageurs National Park

National Park or Protected Area
Resort families fishing – MHS

Ted and Fern Monson of Ohio welcomed hundreds of guest to Hoist Bay Resort from 1939 to 1973. They built the resort on the site of the Virginia & Rainy Lake Lumber Company’s Camp #75. From 1913 – 1929, this logging conglomerate transported timber from surrounding forests and hauled it by rail from Hoist Bay to their sawmill in Virginia, Minnesota. Voyageurs National Park has preserved key building from Monson’s Resort and landscape features from the logging period.

Recreational Opportunities

Day Use - picnicing

Interpretive waysides

Accessibility Notes

This site is not accessable

Pet Friendly Notes

All pets must be leashed and attended to at all times.


Seasons Accessible

Summer - by water

Winter - by Snowmobile



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