Our little community comes together to provide many activities and events throughout the year.
Julebyen (Christmas Village)

Join your friends and neighbors for the spectacular Julebyen Christmas Village - First full weekend in December. A unique, North Shore, Scandinavian festival with food, gifts, music, animals, and more. Check out the full details at www. julebyen.us     Julebyen 2020 will be totally virtual this year.


Community Interest Programs

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Rec Center and Outdoor Field Activities

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Knife River Hiking Trail

Up for a hike? Knife River Hiking Trail - The KRRC maintains a public hiking trail along the upper Knife River.  The trailheads are located at the end of East Shilhon Road and a mile up Hawk Hill Road.  The trail traverses through a variety of tree cover from young to mature forests with wonderful views and access to the upper Knife River.  The trail is for foot travel only and accesses adjacent county public land. The newly added trail extension provides a loop trail that leads to a panoramic overlook of Lake Superior. Click on the trail map button below to plan your next hike!

Lake Superior Beach Access

The Recreation Council maintains access to a wonderful pebbled beach on Lake Superior next to the Knife River Marina.  Access is off of Marina Road and parking is available adjacent to the beach. Come down for a picnic, skip rocks, hunt for agates, or simply take a walk down the beach. There are no lifeguards on duty and the water is usually quite cool. Swimming is at your own risk. No overnight camping. 

Winter Solstice is December 21st  

Help KRRC Light up the Town

KRRC plans to bring some Christmas cheer to this year with Christmas lights! 

The KRHCC will be lighting the CRUSADER, the depot, and flagpole as well! 

Help welcome the light by adding your own Christmas light display! To enter the official Welcoming the Light contest please call or email Carol at 834-5950 or carolojardcarlson@gmail.com with the subject line - welcoming the light. The contest will be judged on December 21st. 1st place will receive a $25 gift certificate to Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse. Please have all entries in by December 18.

photos provided by Nic Caine


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Knife River Recreation Center
P.O. Box 266  199 Alger Smith Road
Knife River, MN 55609

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