If you enjoy getting back to basics… The Chippewa National Forest offers a range of camping opportunities! The Forest has 21 developed campgrounds but for a more rustic experience, there are over 60 maintianed dispersed campsites on the Forest. In addition, most of the Chippewa National Forest is open for primitive camping, which can occur anywhere except in developed sites or where otherwise posted. Dispersed camping is open year round!
There are no fees for dispersed camping; however there are some rules intended to protect the resources. Access is typically by foot, boat or canoe. Dispersed campsites are located along most lakes and rivers, offering the perfect opportunity to explore the many canoe routes on the forest.
The North Country Trail parallels an east-west line along the southern border of the Forest. Hikers wishing an overnight experience will find backcountry campsites next to the lovely small lakes along the trail. Additionally there are more than 20 backcountry campsites on small lakes that are beautiful in the fall and excellent fishing lakes! Some campsites provide fire rings and wilderness latrines.