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CBP Announces Opening of Seasonal Border Station at Grand Marais, Minn.

Release Date: 
April 25, 2011

International Falls, Minn. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection wishes to inform the public that the inspection station at Grand Marais, Minn., will open for the summer tourist season on May 15.

Effective May 15, the hours of operation for the Inspection Station at Grand Marais, Minnesota will be as follows:

Grand Marais Station
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST
Seven Days A Week
(218) 387-1148
May 15 to Sept. 30

Grand Marais Harbor
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST
Seven Days A Week
(218) 387-1148
May 15 to Sept. 30

The Grand Marais border station is located within the U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Marais. This border station serves individuals arriving from Canada via small boat by the Gunflint Trail area. There are no roads into or out of Canada in this remote wilderness area.

In addition, vessels arriving via Lake Superior at Grand Marias Harbor must call the Grand Marais station to report arrival and arrange for inspection. The Grand Marais station also services the Cook County Airport and a sea plane base located on Devils Track Lake. Applications for the I-68 permit can be made in person at the Grand Marais border station during normal business hours. The I-68 permit allows boaters to enter the U.S. from Canada for recreational purposes and report their arrival to CBP from a telephone at the earliest opportunity.

The Grand Marais inspection station is a seasonal facility that is open during the summer tourist season, May 15 to Sept. 30.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017