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Along Scenic 61
Knife River Campground
218-834-5044
Located on the western side of the Knife River, they offer 30 tent and trailer sites with full hookups. Near Lake Superior beach, community of Knife River.


Penmarallter Campground
218-834-4603
Spacious RV & tent sites; fire pits, picnic tables; showers and flush toilets; located between Scenic 61 and Hwy 61 midway between Duluth & Two Harbors



In Two Harbors
Burlington Bay Campsite
218-834-2021
Explore Two Harbors from this Lake Superior shoreline campground; 20 tent sites and 93 trailer sites with hookups; across the highway from the golf course and adjacent to the visitor's center.


Gooseberry to Silver Bay Area
Lax Lake Campground
218-353-7424
Campground and resort offers sleeping rooms, cottages, cabins, and tent and trailer sites with hookups. Features swimming, fishing, lodge, laundry and game room.



Schroeder, Tofte & Lutsen
lamb's campground Lamb's Campground
218-663-7292

Lamb's offers 100 private tent and RV sites tucked in the woods or along a half mile of cobblestone beach. Amenities include hook-ups, showers, hiking, fishing plus 15 log housekeeping cabins. This scenic campground showcases the Lake Superior and the Cross River. Enjoy the gift shop!


Grand Marais to Canada
grand marais campground Grand Marais Rec Area
800-998-0959
We have the perfect location for a campground - on a peninsula edged by the Harbor on one side, Lake Superior on the other and easy walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants, and the North House Folk School. 300 campsites including full hook-ups, primitive lake view and wooded tent sites, clean bathhouses, discount green fees, playground, softball field, hiking trails, and reduced rates spring and fall.



Along the Gunflint Trail
camping gunflint trail Golden Eagle Lodge
800-346-2203

Only resort on Flour Lake; four-season family resort with lodge, store, cabins, sauna, beach & play area and rentals: boats, motors, canoes, pontoon boat & mountain bikes.
Campground has 9 sites, each with a picnic table, fire ring, and hookups (water and electric). Our new shower house has 2 modern bathrooms with hot water and flush toilets. A dump station is also available. These sites accommodate a variety of RVs, campers, trailers, and tents. Features
handicapped/barrier-free campsite and shower house.

Nor'Wester Lodge
800-992-4FUN

On Poplar Lake, 5 lakeshore sites with hook-ups, shower house, sand beach & playground, Gift Shop, laundromat, canoes for BWCA trips, boats & motors.

Windigo Lodge
800-535-4320

Windigo has 10 campsites in addition to their cabins, villas and main lodge.; on Poplar Lake. Mid Gunflint Trail area.

Gunflint Pines Campground
800-533-5814

Gunflint Pines combines camping with all the amenities of a resort; on Gunflint Lake. The campground has 18 tent and RV sites with hook-ups, a dump station, clean bathhouse, lodge with snack bar, a gift nook and groceries, fishing with boat and motor rental, swimming, a playground, and hiking. Six modern housekeeping cabins are also available.


Okontoe Family Campsites
218-388-2285
Forty tent and trailer sites are spread through the woods and along the shores of Bow Lake. Amenities include hiking, swimming, fishing, a playground, and a dump station.

Hungry Jack Campground
218-388-2265
Twelve tent and RV sites with hookups, dump station, fishing, swimming, hiking, a playground and lodge.

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Public Campgrounds
State Parks
*To ensure a campsite, reservations can be made by calling 866-85-PARKS (72757) 7am-10pm daily or 24/7 online. A nonrefundable reservation fee of $8.50/reservation is charged. Reservations are accepted from 2-90 days in advance with a credit card and 10-90 days in advance with cash.
*To enter any of the State Parks, a vehicle permit is required (daily $7/annual $25).
*Activities within the park are generally free of charge.

*Fishing requires a proper license and any applicable stamps.
*Carts are provided at campgrounds with cart-in sites.
*Camping fees are $1-$23 per night.
*Cascade River and Gooseberry Falls State Parks have rustic group camps which offer tables, fire rings, toilets and a water source.
*Tettegouche and Gooseberry Parks maintain heated shower and restroom facilities for winter campers.

*Click here for additional info on State Parks or click on the desired park below.

Gooseberry Falls State Park
218-834-5350
Hwy 61 40 miles NE of Duluth/12 miles NE of Two Harbors
70 drive-in sites with 3 pull-through, 40' RV length limit, 1 kayak site, flush toilets, showers, dumping station, group site, public phones, sell firewood & ice

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
218-226-6377
Hwy 61 48 miles NE of Duluth/20 miles NE of Two Harbors
20 walk-in/cart-in sites, 4 backpack sites, 2 backpack/kayak sites, 1 kayak site, flush toilets, showers, carts available for campers to transport gear, public phones, sell firewood & ice

Tettegouche State Park
218-226-6365
Hwy 61 60 miles NE of Duluth/5 miles NE of Silver Bay
28 drive-in sites, 60' RV length limit, 13 cart-in sites, 6 walk-in sites, 1 kayak site, flush toilets, showers, dumping station near park, public phones, sell firewood & ice, also offer 4 walk, bike or ski-in cabins on Mic Mac Lake

George H. Crosby Manitou State Park
218-226-6365 in care of Tettegouche State Park
From Hwy 61 at Illgen City, north on MN Hwy 1 about 7 miles to Co. Rd. 7, northeast 7 miles
21 backpack sites

Temperance River State Park
218-663-7476
Hwy 61 in Schroeder, 77 miles NE of Duluth
55 drive-in sites with 2 pull-through, 50' RV length limit, 3 cart-in sites, 1 kayak site, flush toilets, showers, public phones, sell firewood & ice

Cascade River State Park
218-387-3053
Hwy 61 100 miles NE of Duluth/8 miles NE of Lutsen
40 drive-in sites with 3 pull-through, 35' RV length limit, 5 backpack sites, group site, flush toilets, showers, dumping station, public phones, sell firewood & ice

Judge C. R. Magney State Park
218-387-3039
Hwy 61 124 miles NE of Duluth/14 miles NE of Grand Marais
33 drive-in sites, 45' RV length limit, 1 backpack site, toilets, showers, public phones, sell firewood & ice

Grand Portage State Park
no camping; 218-475-2360

State Forests
mn stae forest campgrounds The State Forest Campgrounds are operated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation. All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis and rates are about $12 per night. Some of the sites at the Eckbeck and Finland Campgrounds are on the Baptism River.
Sullivan Lake Campground :: Managed by Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
218-226-6377
From Hwy 61 in Two Harbors, north on Co. Rd. 2 for 27 miles, then east on Co. Rd. 15 for .75 mile
11 sites, boat launch, outhouses and drinking water

Eckbeck Campground :: Managed by Tettegouche State Park
218-226-6365
From Hwy 61 in Illgen City, north on MN 1 for 3 miles
30 sites, outhouses and drinking water

Finland Campground :: Managed by Tettegouche State Park
218-226-6365
From Hwy 61 in Illgen City, north on MN 1 for 6 miles, then east on Co. Rd. 5 for .25 mile
39 sites, boat launch, outhouses and drinking water



Superior National Forest
superior national forest Although you may make camp anywhere in the Superior National Forest, they maintain a number of designated campgrounds. All have picnic tables, fishing, fire grates, toilets, are first come-first served, have drinking water (unless otherwise noted), are RV accessible (no hook-ups, though) and charge a fee of $15-$18 per night for a single site.

Rustic campgrounds have picnic tables, outhouses & fire grates. They provide more solitude and you must bring your own drinking water and take your garbage out with you. No fees are charged

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) is a canoe-in wilderness park in the Superior National Forest and requires a BWCAW camping permit.
Designated Campgrounds
click for a pdf of the campground map
Ninemile Lake Campground

From Hwy 61 in Schroeder, north on Co. Rd. 1 for 10 miles, east on Co. Rd. 7 for 4 miles
26 sites along the lake, a boat launch, an area for large groups and a 5 mile hiking trail

Temperance River Campground
From Hwy 61, north on Sawbill Trail (Co. Rd. 2) for 12 miles, campground is on west
9 sites on the Temperance River

Sawbill Lake Campground
From Hwy 61 in Tofte, north 23 miles on Sawbill Trail (Co. Rd. 2), campground is on west
50 sites, barrier free fishing pier, interpretive nature trail, large group area & picnic area, and an entry point for the BWCA - nearby Sawbill Outfitters offers canoe rentals & convenience items

Crescent Lake Campground
From Hwy 61 in Tofte, north on Sawbill Trail (Co. Rd. 2) for 16 miles, east on Forest Rd. 170 8 miles ... or ...
From Lutsen, north on Caribou Trail (Co. Rd. 4) to Forest Rd 170, left to entrance
33 sites, 1 group site, a barrier-free fishing pier and campsite, a boat launch

Devil Track Lake Campground
From Hwy 61, north 4 miles on Gunflint Trail (Co. Rd. 12), west 5.7 miles on Co. Rd. 8, veer left on to Co. Rd. 57 and drive 2.7 miles to campground
16 sites, a swimming beach, carry down boat access, a picnic site, berry picking and a boat launch a 1/2 mile east

Two Island Lake Campground
From Hwy 61 in Grand Marais, north 3.7 miles on Gunflint Trail (Co. Rd. 12), west 6 miles on Co. Rd. 8, north 4 miles on Co. Rd. 27
36 sites and a boat launch; fishing lake

Kimball Lake Campground
From Hwy 61, north 11 miles on Gunflint Trail (Co. Rd. 12), east 2 miles on Forest Rd. 140
10 sites, a trail around the lake and nearby Mink Lake has a barrier free fishing pier and swimming beach - note a trout stamp is required to fish on Kimball Lake

East Bearskin Lake Campground
800-280-CAMP or TTY 800-879-4496
From Hwy 61, north 25.5 miles on Gunflint Trail (Co. Rd. 12), east 1 mile on Forest Rd. 146
33 sites; some along the lake, which is partially within the BWCA

Flour Lake Campground
800-280-CAMP or TTY 800-879-4496
From Hwy 61, north 27 miles on Gunflint Trail (Co. Rd. 12), east miles on Clearwater Rd (Co. Rd.66)
37 sites, great fishing lake, near Honeymoon Bluff hiking trail

Iron Lake Campground
800-280-CAMP or TTY 800-879-4496
From Hwy 61, north 36 miles on Gunflint Trail (Co. Rd. 12), east 2 miles on Co. Rd. 92 (don't turn the first time you see Co Rd 92, you will turn at the 2nd / west entrance)
7 sites and a carry down boat access

Trails End Campground
800-280-CAMP or TTY 800-879-4496
From Hwy 61, north 57 miles on Gunflint Trail (Co. Rd. 12) to campground entrance
32 sites, two boat launches, two boat accesses, nearby phone, gas, groceries and sundry items - some RV hook-ups

Rustic Campgrounds
... have picnic tables, outhouses & fire grates. They provide more solitude and you must bring your own drinking water and take your garbage out with you. No fees are charged.

Baker Lake Campsites
From Hwy 61 in Tofte, north on Sawbill Trail (Co. Rd. 2) for 16 miles, east on Forest Rd. 170, north on entrance
5 secluded sites, a boat launch, access to the BWCA, and walleye, northern & perch in the lake

White Pine Lake Campsites
From Hwy 61 in Lutsen, north 7 mile on Caribou Trail (Co. Rd. 4), west 3 miles on Forest Rd. 164
3 back country sites, a boat launch and barrier-free fishing pier

Clara Lake Campsites
From Hwy 61, north 9 mile on Caribou Trail (Co. Rd. 4), west on Forest Rd. 340 for 3 miles
3 back country sites, a boat launch - no fees are charged / no drinking water is available

Cascade River Campsites
From Hwy 61, north 20 miles on Caribou Trail (Co. Rd. 4), east on Forest Rd. 153, south on Forest Rd. 158 to junction with Co. Rd. 57
4 sites, day-use picnic area


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