Home of the largest Lake Superior Agate!
To gather, retain or collect rock, gravel and agate in Carlton County, MN an Agate Picking Permit must be obtained.
Click on this link https://www.co.carlton.mn.us/196/Agate-Picking-Permit to complete the Agate Permit Form.
Please contact the Carlton County Transportation office if you have questions, 218-384-9150.
WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD THE AGATE PICKING PERMIT - THEY ARE FREE!
If you are unable to download and print the agate permit and maps we can mail them to you for a small fee of $3. Please see below for more information.
How to Obtain an Agate Permit
If you are unable to download and print your own agate permit and maps we can mail them to you for a small fee of $3, which helps to cover overhead costs for printing and mailing. Click on the Buy Now button for $3.00 per group.
The Agate Picking Maps and an Agate Picking Permit will be mailed to you, which you will place in your vehicle window while at one of the pits. (Please allow one week for delivery, good for the season until October 31st.)
You can also visit Moose Lake Area Visitor Center at:
4524 S. Arrowhead Lane in Moose Lake to obtain all information above.
Summer Hours (Memorial-Labor Day) M- F 9am-3pm, Sat. 9am-1pm
Winter Season Hours (After Labor Day-Memorial Day) M-W-F 10am-3pm.
Carlton County Agate Picking Map
A Carlton County Agate Picking Map includes a site directions and instructions on how to locate the gravel pits.
PURCHASED AGATE MAPS & PERMITS WILL BE MAILED TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED.