Lutsen, Minnesota

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Lutsen is located in 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
CountryUnited States
 • Total10.693 sq mi (27.69 km2)
 • Land10.576 sq mi (27.39 km2)
 • Water0.117 sq mi (0.30 km2)
669 ft (204 m)
 • Total190
 • Density18/sq mi (6.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
55604, 55612
Area code(s)218
GNIS feature ID657265[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]

Lutsen is located within the Superior National Forest, on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It is 18 miles southwest of the city of Grand Marais; and 65 miles northeast of the city of Two Harbors. Cascade River State Park and the Superior Hiking Trail are both nearby.

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


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.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Lutsen". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.