Camp Hiawatha is a year-round retreat and conference center located on beautiful Deer Lake near Grand Rapids, MN. We are also a sleep away youth camp June-August. We are available weekends for rentals during the summer months and all week during the fall through spring. We focus on high quality hospitality to ensure that every guest has a memorable experience. With a perfect lakeside setting, Hiawatha has incredible recreation opportunities in the summer and in the winter. Summer time activities include; fishing, swimming, paddleboards and canoes, boat docks, campfires, hiking, biking, basketball/pickleball court and more. Winter activities include great hills for sledding, ice fishing on the lake and snowmobiling. We are near cross-country ski trails, and downhill skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Itasca. We are directly connected to the Suomi Hills snowmobile trails via the Deer Lake spur that runs right through camp. End your day of play by relaxing in our traditional wood fired sauna. Our site offers a wide variety of lodging and conference options. We have adaptable space that can accommodate every type of group.
For accommodations, we offer 10 cabins that sleep 8 each with a private bathroom. Our Retreat Center has 5 rooms each with a full sized bed and a bunk bed, 4 bathrooms, full kitchen, large living space, wood fireplace and an incredible view of Deer Lake. We offer full meal service from our wonderful camp chef served in our dining hall. For groups wanting to rent the entire facility we can accommodate up to 150 people and guarantee you exclusive use of the facility.
We have diverse meetings spaces that will fit the needs of every group. The Baldwin Commons is where we host meals and can be used as a meeting space for as many as 150 people. The chapel provides a great lecture style meeting space with plenty of room for up to 150 people. Our rustic Log Loge provides a versatile meeting space that can be set up in many ways. The Log Lodge campus is the essence of camp with its open feeling, historic fireplace and screened in wrap around windows offer great ventilation and give that outdoor feel in a comfortable inside environment. The Retreat Center is used for small group meetings that provides a cozy comfortable feel.
Let Camp Hiawatha be your destination for fun in the northwoods. We host groups ranging from small family gatherings, business meetings and conferences, weddings, large family reunions, sports teams and almost anything in between. Come and make a memory