If your objective is a daytrip or weekend trip to Two Harbors without dropping a lot of money for lodging, this is an adequate campground. There is a good new bathhouse facility, and the location of the campground is primo for exploring the Two Harbors area. However, the campsites are small, jampacked together, and open without trees. RVers will find the anrnities they need, but even for them I think they might find it a bit crowded. Not good for tent campers, no privacy, a lot of noise, and hard tent sites. Car camping might not be so bad if you really want to be in the Two Harbors area. Campground closes mid October to mid May.
Note--the website link in the listing above doesnt seem to work, the correct website address is http://www.twoharborsmn.gov/citydepartments/burlingtonbay_campground/index.php
We spent three nights in this campground because we wanted to visit the town of Two Harbors and visit some of the nearby state parks that are known for their waterfalls. The park has 136 sites with various water, electric, and sewer hook-ups options. In addition, there are 10 primitive tent sites. The price fluctuates depending on what utilities you have and if you are on the “lakeside” or not or in the new “expansion” section. It is nice to have these pricing options if you are on a camping budget and don’t want to pay $38/night for a site but still want to stay here. Be aware that the price is based on parties of a maximum of four and one vehicle per site (with children under 12 staying for free) so the cost may go up depending on how many are in your party.
The newest section (sites 1B - 34B) has three tiered rows that have nice views of the lake but no shade for trees and there is no bathroom in this section. The tent sites are in a very undesirable location right as you enter the park which is very open so you are on display. And, because they are located near a busy road it is much nosier.
We stayed in site 82 and had trouble getting the RV level but loved that we backed up to the lake and had a nice campfire with great view. The sites along the lake are tighter than some others with just a grassy strip between you and your neighbor. But, the view is great. The bathhouse nearest our campsite was super old with cinder block walls and concrete floors and not very appealing.
While the park offers Wifi it was not very good and we just used our Verizon hotspot. Wood and ice are sold at the park but you are just a few miles from town and a large grocery if you need supplies. One of the best features of this park is being on the lake with access. There is a path leading from the campground to a beach where you can hang out or launch canoes/kayaks. We also loved that there was a trail (the Sonju Trail) accessible from the campground which led to a lighthouse and view of the harbor where you could watch the large Great Lakes freighters fill with iron ore.
Adjacent to the park is the Chamber of Commerce where we talked to a very knowledgeable and guy who gave us lots of information and recommendations on what to do in Two Harbors and the surrounding area. He was such a wealth of information and after talking to him we wished we had more time in the area to do all that he recommended. Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock State Parks are close by and definitely worth a visit. Another place you may want to visit is Betty’s Pie Shop.
The campground wasn't the best we've been to but it met our needs! Two Harbors is such a cute little town on the North Shore! Make sure you take time to go down to the pier and check out Agate Bay!
We got last spot available during prime peek colors! We were happy to have a site and just glad to have gotten a spot!!!! Campsite wasnt bad just packed!
$29 for tiny, terrible primitive sites just squeezed in between the others - or - you can have a well-spaced out site right next to Minnesota 1. Frustrating. RVers and more deluxe tent campers are right on top of one another - no privacy.