Crane Lake In Minnesota - Voyageurs National Park Entry
Scott’s Peaceful Valley understands your challenges in planning a family vacation. We have selected some question that may assist you in your plans. Call on our toll free phone number for any additional questions. Contact us.
- When does SPVR open for 2023?
- Is there a place to moor my boat at the resort?
- How easy is to to navigate the Crane Lake waterways?
- Any special upcoming events in Crane Lake?
- When does the 2023 resort season end?
- I am looking for a unique fishing opportunity, what do you offer?
- What are the rates for fishing licenses and what are the limits on fish I can catch?
- What is there for my family to do in the Crane Lake area?
- Are there any special photo opportunities in the area?
- Is there a place to worship close by?
- Can you offer suggestions for intriguing boat trips?
- Do you allow bird and bear hunters to stay at the resort?
- What are the check-in and check-out times?
- Where to purchase a fishing license?
- How Do I Enter and Leave Canada?
Q #1: When does SPVR open for 2023?
A: Scott’s Peaceful Valley Resort opens on Fishing Opener weekend, May 15, 2023. Give us a call and we can discuss reservations and options on availability. Our rates are all inclusive with no hidden charges (no mooring fees, pet deposits, charges for extra towels, etc.) Return to Top
Q #2: Is there a place to moor my boat at the resort?
A: Yes. Scott’s Peaceful Valley Resort has a full marina service. For no additional cost, as part of your stay at Scott’s Peaceful Valley Resort, there is dock space for you to moor your boat and parking space for your boat trailer. The public landing is next to the resort for launching your boat. As part of the full marina service, we offer electrical power on the dock to recharge your marine batteries. Return to Top
Q #3: How easy is to to navigate the Crane Lake waterways?
A: Scott’s Peaceful Valley Resort provides all new guests a free map of area lakes. The waterways in the area are safe and well marked with buoys and channel makers. Crane Lake is a part of Voyageur National Park and park rangers are on-site to offer aid and answer any additional questions you may have. Help, if needed, is available by way of marine radios via local boat traffic. Return to Top
Q #4: Any special upcoming events in Crane Lake?
A: Memorial Day weekend the Crane Lake Chapel hosts a book and bake sale. The 4th of July is a fun time with a SPVR barbecue, Crane Lake hosts a parade and fireworks which can be viewed from SPVR. The Chapel Bazaar is July 12. Labor Day weekend Crane Lake celebrates Voyageur Days.
For a complete list of events while visiting Crane Lake please click on the link for more information. Crane Lake News & Events
Guests have the option of experiencing TWO 4th of Julys! Orr hosts a parade and fireworks on July 3rd. Return to Top
Q #5: When does the 2023 resort season end?
A: Scott’s Peaceful Valley will be open until October 15, 2023. There is plenty of time to enjoy the summer and fall activities of Northern MN. Return to Top
Q #6: I am looking for a unique fishing opportunity, what do you offer?
A: We offer a unique fishing experience on Mukooda Lake. Mukooda Lake is a pristine, spring fed lake, with limited access. Access to this lake is sought by fishermen throughout the region due to its unique experience and variety of fish but is available only to a few. As a guest of our resort, you will have this rare opportunity as we have a DNR permit to access Mukooda Lake and a boat available for rental exclusively for our guests. For more information check out our Exclusive Fishing . Return to Top
Q #7: What are the rates for fishing licenses and what are the limits on fish I can catch?
Q #8: What is there for my family to do in the Crane Lake area?
A:Besides fishing, we have access to hiking trials, berry picking, island hopping, swimming, water skiing and other water sports. There is also an ice cream shop down the road and gift shops in the area. Crane Lake is a short drive to Orr, MN where we have a bog walk and Vince Shute Black Bear Sanctuary. For a Sunday drive, Vermilion Falls Road offers typical Nothern Minnesota wildlife scenery that you would be not be able to witness otherwise in the Midwest. Check out the Family Fun page for more great ideas.
Voyageur County ATV now offers miles of AVT trails. You can start in Crane Lake and head to many places; Elephant Lake, Myrtle Lake, Pelican Lake, Orr, Cook and Lake Vermillion. Please visit the website for more information. Return to Top
Q #9: Are there any special photo opportunities in the area?
A:Vermilion Falls and Vermilion Gorge offer exceptional photo opportunities. The Gorge is within hiking distance from Scott’s Peaceful Valley and the Falls are a short drive away. Within a boat ride from Crane Lake, photo opportunities include pictographs, the “Old Man” in the Namakan Narrows, Hang Man’s Island, and the Cliffs of Grassy Bay. Return to Top
Q #10: Is there a place to worship close by?
A:Yes, you may visit the Crane Lake Chapel that is non-denominational. There is a Catholic church in Orr, thirty minutes south of Crane Lake. Return to Top
Q #11: Can you offer suggestions for intriguing boat trips?
A: We can help you plan your day. There are a number of exciting day boat trips from Scott’s Peaceful Valley. Kettle Falls Hotel and Restaurant is 30 miles away. It has a rich history and outstanding Minnesota scenery. Lady Rapids offers great fishing for the more adventurous fisherman. There are also two locations of historical pictographs in the surrounding area. If you wish, you may also experience the unique opportunity to take a mechanical boat portage into Loon and Lac La Croix Lakes. Return to Top
Q #12: Do you allow bird and bear hunters to stay at the resort?
Q #13: What are the check-in and check-out times?
A: Normal check-in is 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 8:00 AM. If you need to arrive earlier or leave later, we can often accomodate this if cabin availability permits flexibility. If you know you need flexibility, let us know ahead of time so we can find a way to help you out. Return to Top
Q #14: Where to purchase a fishing license?
A: Visit the MN DNR website to find the best option for purchasing your fishing license. A fishing license can be purchase online, over the phone, or in person at various locations.MN DNR Website. Return to Top
Q #15: How Do I Enter and Leave Canada?
A: U.S. Customs will no longer have a physical presence in Crane Lake. What we provide at Scott’s Peaceful Valley is called CBP ROAM. Located in our “Office”, the garage will be a tablet that will allow our guests who want to travel to Canada to report your U.S. entry upon your return. Canadian Customs on Sand Point is still open for entry into Canada.
What does this mean for our guest? Not a lot. Instead of going over to U.S Customs at Scott’s Seaplane Base you will go right to our garage and utilize the tablet that has the CBP ROAM app on it to log in your Point of Entry. Please let us know if you have any questions or you can visit https://www.cbp.gov/travel/pleasure-boats-private-flyers/pleasure-boat-overview/roam for more information. Return to Top