Cloquet has a strong heritage in northeast Minnesota with the fur trade in the 1700’s and the lumber industry in the 1800’s, the city continues to show its pride through their reputation as hard working and skilled business people and employees. With over 12,000 residents, Cloquet is a place where the old encompasses the new and the commonplace meets the unexpected.

 

Outdoor Activities
From the Pine Valley Tubing Hill and Public Outdoor Skating Rinks to the Northwoods Credit Union Arena & Pine Valley Ice Arena, Cloquet is never short on places to go and enjoy the outdoors. Also located in Cloquet is Hilltop Park, Braun Park, Otter Creek, Fon du Lac Creek, Pat Martin Lake, St Louis River, Dunlap Island with Spafford Park and Dunlap Island Park, Veteran’s Park, Pinehurst Park, Sather Park, Knife Falls Dam, and many more!

Location
Only 15 minutes from Duluth and 10 minutes from Jay Cooke State Park, Cloquet is a great location to escape the city but still be close enough when you want to be.

Public Schools & Universities
Cloquet ISD #94 includes Churchill Elementary, Washington Elementary, Cloquet Middle School and, Cloquet Senior High School. Also in Cloquet is the Cloquet Christian Academy, Fon Du Lac Ojibwe High School, and Fon Du Lac Tribal and Community College.

Local Businesses
Cloquet is home to many businesses including Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, Fon Du Lac Community Sports Center, Anytime Fitness, Cloquet Home Center, Premiere Theatres, Super One Foods, Polo Liquor, Lambert’s Auto Service and Accessories, Lighthouse of Cloquet, and Sunnyside Liquor,

Local Restaurants
Easily grab a bite nearby with all the choices Cloquet has to offer including Gordy's High Hat, Applebee’s, Subway, Bearaboo Coffee Escape, Erbert & Gerbert’s, The Jack, Cheers Sports Bar & Grill, Mexico Lindo, Perkins, Family Tradition, and Hong Kong.

Places of Worship
A few of the local places of worship in Cloquet include Cloquet Gospel Tabernacle, Queen of Peace, Bethel Lutheran Church, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and Preschool, and Universal Life Church Online.

Cloquet Forestry Center
As a research and education center for the University of Minnesota, the Cloquet Forestry Center is a beautiful place to go for meetings and small conferences, classes, enjoying nature, and to learn about forest ecosystems and natural resource management. The natural habitat includes a wide array of wildlife including moose, wolves, bear, lynx, bobcats, porcupines, hares, and ruffed grouse.

 

Cloquet Country Club
Established in 1923, the golf course now features 18 holes with a par of 71 and a challenging course rating of 72.9. The Country Club also offers a Golf Shop, Practice Facilities, and a Bar & Restaurant. With a wonderful social, welcoming atmosphere and an affordable rate, the Cloquet Country Club is a great way for you and your family to enjoy your leisure time.

Community Events
Cloquet has many exciting community events that will keep you and your family entertained all year long. These include the Lumberjack Fun Run in the Spring, Fourth of July Celebration and Parade, along with the Polka Fest and Sawdust 5K in the Summer, the River Run and watching the leaves change in the fall, and in the Winter you can enjoy tubing and skiing. Many Cloquet residents also enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, biking, snowshoeing, swimming, white water rafting, hockey, football, and many other activities.

Campground
Cloquet is home to the Spafford Park Campground, open May through October. This modern campground, adjacent to the St. Louis River and boat landing, offers 22 sites with electrical and water hook-ups and waste station available to all campers.