The RV Park is located at the Marina with 29 sites with full hook-ups, and a comfort station with restrooms and showers. Guests may use the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino indoor pool and sauna.
This is the closest campground to the ferry that leaves from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park. Reservations are made over the phone at (218) 475-2476. The address is 70 Casino Dr., Grand Portage, MN 55605
Most sites have a view of the water, but this campground has a very specific purpose to this area, and it's not for long term camping. I mean, you can, but there isn't much glamour here.
The good part… They have electric, the bathroom is close, you can take a shower and even do laundry! In the summer, my husband says it's fun to people watch here (he's stayed before), but this time of year, it's quieter. The slips and dock are right in front as well as the camp office. The casino is an easy walk, and since you are so close to the border, you can exchange your money as well (Canadian to USD and vice versa).
We didn't know in advance, but paying for the campground allows you free use of the pool inside the casino!
Now, the ugly party.. The price. It was about $45 for an electric site. I think tents were about $20. While it did come with the amenities mentioned above, there is no privacy at any of the sites. The back row sits against the trees, but that's as good as it gets.
Bottom line, it's a good stopping spot near the border where you can plug in and swim, but not great if you want privacy or upscale.
I'd stay here again, but probably opt for a tent site to save some money if I could make do off the grid.
This is a nice campsite. Not very private no trees or shade but I guess it’s not really needed when you’re on Lake Superior. It’s mid June and the high is 60. You get to enjoy all the amenities of the lodge and casino. The view is very nice.
Nice campground but we like trees and not open view except wonderful view of Lake Superior.
Close to the casino …a walk away.
Grand Portage Lodge and Casino is not what I imagine as a place to pitch a tent, but right next to the marina is an RV park and a bunch of spots for tents. I'm not a gambler so this is not normally a destination for me, but it is the best place to camp to make it to the Ferry by 6:30 a.m. the next morning to be transported to a paradise in Isle Royale National Park.
The nice thing about the campground is that you sit on a hill and look out at lake superior. There is a large gas station next to the marina where you can make phone calls at a pay phone (There is no cell service) and get some last minute treats before you head out on the boat.
This is the place to stay if you are going to Isle Royale National Park from Minnesota.