Northwoods Region Driving Directions
Bemidji to Grand Rapids (100 miles)
The Great River Road through Bemidji follows MN 197 between Lakes Bemidji and Lake Irving. At 1st Street turn east and continue north and east on Beltrami Co. Rd. 12 (Lake Avenue). At Beltrami Co. Rd. 27 turn south, then east on Beltrami Co. Rd. 8. At Lake Andrusia, follow Beltrami Co. Rd. 33 northeast around Cass Lake. At Beltrami Co. Rd. 12 turn east to Pennington, then follow Co. Rd. 39 south and turn east on National Forest Service Road 2171. Continue east on National Forest Service Road 2167 (also known as Cass County 91/Beltrami County 54) to US 2 along the south side of Lake Winnibigoshish. Continue on US 2 at Bena and then northeast on Cass Co. Rd. 9. Head southeast on MN 46 and take Itasca Co. Rd. 39 along the lower edge of Ball Club Lake, through the community of Ball Club, back to US 2. The Great River Road crosses the Mississippi on Itasca Co. Rd. 18 and continues on Cass Co. Rd. 3. Travel south on Cass Co. Rd. 74 to Schoolcraft State Park, then south on Co. Rd. 28 and north on MN 6. At Itasca Co. Rd. 64 turn east and continue north and east on Co. Rd. 63 past the intersection of Co. Rd. 76. At Co. Rd. 23, turn east to Grand Rapids.