LAKE ITASCA TOURS | Tour the Mississippi Headwaters by Boat – on beautiful Lake Itasca

Come relax aboard the “Chester Charles II” on beautiful Lake Itasca, the source of the mighty Mississippi River. The tour your group will experience follows the same route taken by Ozawindib in 1832 when he guided Henry Rowe Schoolcraft to the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Here they recorded the source of the greatest river in the United States as it begins its flow 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.

The “Chester Charles II” is ready to take you on a tour from the Douglas Lodge Pier located at the Port of Douglas Lodge in Itasca State Park. There’s lots of wildlife… bring your cameras!

  • Drive or walk down from Douglas Lodge
  • Lakeside parking
  • Picnic lunches from Douglas Lodge available on all cruises (Order in advance at 218-699-7223)
  • Must have a MINIMUM of 18 adult passengers or tour is automatically cancelled. Max. capacity 70 due to COVID-19 restrictions this season (no exceptions)