Little American Gold Mine
The remnants of the largest and most successful Gold Mine on Rainy Lake can be part of a ranger-led boat tour on Rainy Lake and is well worth the visit. A gold rush attracted miners, shop owners, laborers and more in the late 1800's and this mine was one of about a dozen. Handicap accessible trails allow you to explore the old shaft, davit and machinery used to move the gold ore from the mine to be processed.
Time Period Represented
The mine was in operation in the 1890's.
Trails and interpretive signage are handicap accessible.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are welcome but must be leashed in Voyageurs National Park.
Little American Island is accessible throughout the spring, summer and fall. Ranger led tours follow a set schedule.
Spring, summer and fall.
There are no fees