Map & Directions

From Duluth, Minnesota

Take US Highway 53 North through the cities of Virginia and Cook to about one mile south of Orr, Minnesota. Turn left at the Dam restaurant on County Road 23 (Nett Lake Road) and go 13.3 miles on County Road 23. You will see County Road 514 going off to the right. Continue for 0.1 miles beyond County Road 514 and turn right on first gravel road where you will see the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary sign. This is the next right AFTER East Nett Lake Road. Follow this gravel road approximately 1 mile to the Sanctuary parking lot.

From the Twin Cities area

Take I-35W north to Cloquet. Continue north on State Road 33 for about 20 miles until it merges with US Highway 53 North. Travel north on US 53 for approximately 70 miles to County Road 23, just south of Orr. You will see the Dam restaurant on the corner to your left. Turn left on CR 23 and go 13.3 miles . You will pass County Road 514, going off to the right. Continue for 0.1 miles and you will see the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary sign on your right. Turn on the gravel road just beyond the sign, and follow it for approximately 1 miles to the Sanctuary parking lot.

From International Falls, Voyageurs National Park, and Canada

Travel south on US Highway 53. Pass through the town of Orr until you come to County Road 23, which is 1 mile south of town. Turn right on CR 23 at the Dam restaurant. Go 13.3 miles. CR 514 turns off to the right. Continue for 0.1 mile and turn right on the gravel road just beyond the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary sign. Follow this road for about 1 mile to the Sanctuary parking lot.