Bowstring is an unincorporated community in the Bowstring Lake unorganized area in Itasca County, Minnesota. It is located about 10 miles north of Deer River on state highway 6.
The town name appears on some state maps and on highway signage. The U.S. Postal Service accepts addressed to Bowstring, which is held for pickup at a contract post office located at the Bowstring Store.
The town is named after nearby Bowstring Lake. Its population is about 15 people. Buildings include a church, the Bowstring Store, the USDA fire warden's office, a community center, and several houses. It also features a telephone booth, which was an important feature up until the arrival of cellular phone service in the area in the 1980s.
The town has served travelers, tourists, and the area's few permanent residents since being settled in the 1920s.
Web Sites and Links
Bowstring Township Topographic MapShows land features as well as roads. Also a small map indicating where the township is situated in Minnesota.
Rocky Shores ResortCabins and RV camping on the east shore of Bowstring Lake. Open year round. Overview of activities and services, contact information, maps and directions, description of amenities, photos, rates, how to make reservations.
Snug Harbor Resort and CampgroundHousekeeping cabins, RV and tent camping on the north shore of Bowstring Lake. Open May through early November. Photos and descriptions of all the cabins, rates, contact information, map.