...in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest

Marcell, Minnesota

48748 Highway 38 · PO Box 116 · Marcell, Minnesota 56657


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Visitors to the Edge of the Wilderness area have many different choices for recreational adventure: birding, photography, golfing, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, tennis, hunting, camping, fishing (Walleye, Muskie, Northern, Crappie, Bass, Bluegill, Trout, and others), swimming, or boating in one of the 1,000+ lakes of the area. Many other recreational opportunities are also available throughout the Edge of the Wilderness area.


The Marcell Town Park is located across from us and offers a 1.5 mile paved trail, tennis courts, playground equipment, restrooms, skating rink, ball field, and picnic areas. There is also a sidewalk close to the RV Park that allows residents to connect to Marcell area businesses and attractions.


The Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center in Marcell offers interesting & interactive interpretive displays and exhibits, a gift shop, Edge of the Wilderness Area & Chippewa National Forest Information, a fishing Pier, an interpretive trail, a picnic area, an environmental education room, and summer naturalist programs. Click here for the top of the page.

Area Events:

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Click here for Watts News Calendar of Events

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Edge of the Wilderness Area Information...

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Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center

Edge Center for the Arts

Chippewa National Forest

Marcell Family Center
Scenic State Park

  Visit Grand Rapids
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Edge of the Wilderness Realty

Edge of the Wilderness National Scenic Byway

Frontier Sports
Lakeside Lumber & Hardware

Lloyd's Landscaping

MN Lakeshore Properties

RK Construction

Edge of the Wilderness Lodging Association

Visit Grand Rapids

Snowshoe Second Hand Shop and Liquor Store: 218-832-3222

Pinecone Soup & Sandwich Shoppe: 218-832-4444

Plum Tree Antiques: 218-832-3418

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Bigfork Valley Hospital


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Local Units of Government

Northern Itasca Joint Powers Board
City of Bigfork

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Area Dining

• The Pine Cone Soup & Sandwich Shoppe, Marcell 832-4444

• Frontier Sports - Deli, Marcell 832-3901

• Timberwolf Inn, Marcell 832-3990

• Eagles' Nest Dining Room - Arcadia Lodge, Turtle Lake 832-3852

• Effie Café 743-3607

• Effie Country Service - Café Express 743-3616

• Huskie Café, Bigfork 743-6988

• Pizza Palace, Bigfork 743-3633

• Richie’s Marcell Inn 832-3906

• Kocian’s Family Market- Deli, Bigfork 743-3113

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Area Churches

• Our Lady of Snows - Bigfork

• Grace Community Church (ELCA) - Bigfork

• Effie Lutheran Church - Effie

• Jessie Lake Lutheran - Jessie Lake

• Suomi Evangelical Lutheran Church - Suomi

• Bigfork Presbyterian - Bigfork

• Jessie Lake Baptist - Jessie Lake

• Assembly of God - Bigfork

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Richie's Marcell Inn

Phone: 218-832-3906

Richie's Marcell Inn which is located adjacent to Owen's Place RV Park offers comfortable

motel rooms with cable TV and air conditioning.
The motel offers a terrific on-site restaurant and bar/liquor lounge along with a gift shop, game room, patio sports bar and outdoor picnic area. Richie's centralized location in Marcell provides quick access to the area's numerous public access lakes and ATV routes, and direct access to three area snowmobile trails that connect with more than 1000 miles of regional snowmobiling trails.

Richie's also offers catering services and meeting space for small to medium-size groups.

Open year round

Comfortable motel rooms with air conditioning & cable TV

Restaurant & liquor lounge

Gift shop

Large game room

Patio sports bar

Catering services

Meeting space

Outdoor picnic area


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