Camp Bluewater

Camp Bluewater sign

37508 Bluewater Road, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Just north of Grand Rapids, this jewel of the Northwoods is an idyllic getaway for families, work retreats, and group field trips.


Camp Bluewater a picturesque setting for group gatherings and outdoor activities. The grounds include a playing field, hiking trails, fire rings, and natural waterfront.

With access to hundreds of miles of trails and one of the most beautiful lakes in Minnesota, Bluewater is relaxing, fun, and always beautiful. The variety of cabins and lodge accomodations can suit groups of most sizes without sacrificing the comforts of home.

To discuss your Bluewater retreat, contact us at (612) 235-7284 or


Facilities |Policies

General Rental Rate includes use of Bluewater Lodge and up to 32 guests. Three rental schedules are available at Bluewater:

Tuesday 11am - Friday 11am: $500 per night
Friday 4pm - Saturday 12pm: $650 per night
Saturday 4pm - Saturday 11am: $600 per night

*All groups will pay an entrance fee of $5/person/day for each guest over 32 guests.


*Nonprofits and school groups may be eligible for 20% discount. Nonprofits must provide proof of 501c3 status.


Bluewater Lodge*

Bluewater Lodge is available year-round. Built in 1997, the one-level construction was designed expecially for large groups yet it elicits a cozy atmosphere. There are two separate wings for sleeping accommodations with bunk beds and twin beds. Each wing features 2 bathrooms equipped with showers. Each sleeping room has a walk-out patio facing the lake.



During the summer months, two cabins are available. Each sleeps 22 people in bunkbeds.



Whaling Hall*

Ample space for group gatherings of up to 30 people. Located near the waterfront.




  • Camp Bluewater is a pet-, smoke-, and weapon-free facility

  • All renters must provide a certificate of insurance

  • According to Minnesota State Law, nonprofits are obligated to pay sales tax on lodging