Clearwater's newly expanded and renovated lodge store is open from 7 am until 9 pm. Whether you're looking for a great souvenir sweatshirt, a cold drink, a forgotten grocery item, or the latest hot tackle item that all the fish are hitting we've got you covered.
Our wide variety of ice cream treats is definitely the highlight of the freezer, but they have good company. You can find ice, pizzas, juice, ice cream, and individually wrapped steaks perfect for grilling at your campsite or cabin.
Nothing feels better after a long day's paddle (well maybe a shower!) than a cold beer or soda. We keep Coke and Pepsi products, as well as most domestic beers, chilled and waiting. You can also find milk, butter, sour cream, eggs, and cheese.
When you realize you brought spaghetti noodles but no sauce we've got your back. We've tried to stock all the common grocery items you may need. Cereals, jam, pasta, can vegetables, canned soups, muffin mixes, pancake mix, and, of course, marshmallows are a few of the things you'll find at the lodge store.
If you're not sure what tackle to bring, don't want to waste space with a big tackle box, or simply want to use what has been hot then you've come to the right place. We have a great selection of lures, plastics, spoons, jigs, fishing line, rods, reels, weights, leaders, spinners, and even live bait. We match our prices to Cabela's so you can rest assured you are getting a great price as well as a lure that will actually get hit. And grab some live bait - we sell crawlers and leeches, based on availability.
We are fortunate to have a parent with a silk screening and embroidery business. This gives us the opportunity to create original designs and produce some of our clothing line during the off season. We have a wide selection of shirts, pajama pants, hats, sweatshirts, jackets, and more. If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, please feel free to let us know and we can probably help.
Our store stocks many popular Northwood and Gunflint Trail themed books and souvenirs. You can also find jams made with local berries that are picked and canned right on the trail and authentic Minnesota maple syrup. But the thing that makes our lodge store extra special is our fresh bread. Almost 100 years ago Petra Boostrom, Clearwater's original owner, started each day by baking bread for both the resort and the local neighbors. She baked up to 30 loaves a day on a wood burning stove! Today, her granddaughter, Gloria Johnson, bakes bread in the lodge daily using the same recipes as her Grandma Petra. She also surprises us with a variety of baked goods. Come see what she's baking today. Enjoying fresh bread, brownies, rhubarb pie, or a sweet roll in the lodge is a real treat!
Dehydrated Backpacker's Food
If you're looking to add something simple to your fish fry for your canoe trip be sure to check out our various types of backpacker's food.
If you forgot something and would rather buy than rent you can find the things you need for your camping trip. Sleeping bags, hatchets, rain ponchos, compasses, flashlights, canoe chairs, knives, cook kits, and portable stoves are just a few of the items you'll find.
You'll find the basics here, including toothbrushes, medicine, shampoo, and lots of other essentials.
This should give you a basic idea of the things you'll find in the store, but there's a lot more to see. Be sure to stop in, visit, and look around. If you can't find something, please let us know-we probably have it or can get it.