Lutsen, Minnesota

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Lutsen, Minnesota
Census-designated place (CDP) and Unincorporated community
Lutsen, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Lutsen, Minnesota
Lutsen, Minnesota
Location of the community of Lutsen
within Lutsen Township, Cook County
Coordinates: 47°38′50″N 90°40′29″W / 47.64722°N 90.67472°W / 47.64722; -90.67472Coordinates: 47°38′50″N 90°40′29″W / 47.64722°N 90.67472°W / 47.64722; -90.67472
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cook
 • Total 10.693 sq mi (27.69 km2)
 • Land 10.576 sq mi (27.39 km2)
 • Water 0.117 sq mi (0.30 km2)
Elevation 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 190
 • Density 18/sq mi (6.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55604, 55612
Area code(s) 218
GNIS feature ID 657265[3]
Lockport Marketplace at Lutsen

Lutsen is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lutsen Township, Cook County, Minnesota, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 190.[2]

The community is located on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Lutsen is located 18 miles southwest of the city of Grand Marais; and 65 miles northeast of the city of Two Harbors.

Minnesota Highway 61 serves as a main route in the community.

Cascade River State Park and the Superior Hiking Trail are both nearby.

Lutsen is located within the Superior National Forest.


The Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort is the main economic feature of the community; and is known country-wide as being one of the northernmost ski resorts in the 48 contiguous states. The community is also home to at least four resorts and the Lockport Marketplace.