Douglas Lodge is the iconic hotel built in 1938 by the Civilian Conservations Corps (CCC).
Visitors sail aboard the Chester Charles II. The route follows the route Ozawindib did when he showed H.R. Schoolcraft the Headwaters in 1832.
Easily accessible from the Douglas Lodge area. The view is relaxing and across the water you can see The Old Timers Cabin.
Visitors can learn about Itasca State Park and all the treasures it has at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center. If it is your first time visiting Itasca, it is a great place to begin your journey.
Fire was a natural component of the forest ecosystem. Today planned burns help eliminate fuels that could create dangerous fires. It also aids in regeneration of fire dependent species, like red pine. New growth is given the opportunity to become established after fire creates a perfect seedbed for new trees.
In 1885 Theodore and Johanna Wegmann immigrated to the United States from Germany. As tourists began to arrive at Itasca, the Wegmanns' saw the need to serve the new visitors by establishing a store. Theodore became the first game warden at Itasca State Park and also served as the Lake Itasca postmaster.