Standard (tent/RV)
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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Eckbeck Finland State Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Eckbeck Finland State Forest is located in Minnesota
47.373 N
-91.228 W
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12 Reviews of Eckbeck Finland State Forest
Maintained by Tettegouche, a little hidden gem

7/18/19-7/21/19. #23


Great campsite, river bear by us gorgeous. I love the smaller campgrounds, sort of open but some spots are pretty secluded.

Great campsite

This was officially our families first camping trip. We love the north shore but every camp site we searched was reserved. We got to the site pretty early and got a spot at site 13. Beautifully wooded and large site. We will be back!

Nice campground by Baptism River

We had a nice stay here at this campground. We were on site #6 and stayed for one night only and for that it was just perfect. It’s first come first serve and we were lucky to get a good spot on the side and not the middle. Each site comes with a fire ring and a table.
The location is great for close to trails. Baptism River is gorgeous and can be accessed directly from the campground. Right by the river there are more fire rings which can be used by anyone camping there. Drinking water is available and vault toilets. We would come here again for a 1-3 night stay.

State Forest camping at Eckbeck

We checked out this campground when, despite the cold and snow, the campgrounds were pretty full for Edmund Fitzgerald weekend at nearby Split Rock. This is a nice small state forest campground right off Rt 1 between Tettegouche and Finland. It is perfect for folks who want a quieter more primitive camping experience as there are no hookups and the facilities are outhouses. However, it is a pretty spot next to the Baptism River, and it is easy to get out to many nearby parks and outdoor recreation attractions in the area. This campground serves as an overflow for Tettegouche campers in the summer, and is quieter in the off season, however you may find a lot of hunters staying here during hunting season, or local weekend partiers showing up on quieter fall weekends. One advantage is that there is a great large group campsite here at which we have camped with a scout troop in late August and it worked well. It would be a nice spot in September and early October too, but as it is unstaffed and not frequented in the winter I might hesitate to go winter camping here

Camp sites surrounded by pines. Very open some sites more secluded.

Nice campground. Not much privacy if you're looking for that. Some sites more secluded than others. Baptism river runs along the campground and has limited camping sites near it. First come first serve. There was a group playing music late and a few drunk campers who visited my site unannounced. I still give it 4 stars because of the beautiful nature all around and proximity to trails.

Beautiful, quiet hideaway

It’s called “Eckert Campground.” Quiet, no-reservation campground in Finland State Forest. Camp by Baptism River. Close to Tettegouche State Park, which maintains this campground. Vault toilets. Water available. Come prepared for mosquitoes.

Nice river campground

It’s a very nice campground and well kept up. It is first come first serve so make sure to get there early. The sites on the outside are more secluded but the ones in the middle are also nice. There is also a picnic area on the river and trails behind schedule some of the sites that lead to the river.

Tiny picturesque camp on the river

Excellent litle primitive campground. First come, no reservations, cash or cheque for payment only. Every spot for camping had a very sound fire ring and flat area for tents. No electric hookups. Drinking water available at a central tap. Outhouse style toilets. Very quiet, pretty. Spots by the river are the nicest, but each one is nice. Bring your own firewood, which can be bought locally.


The only plus was hearing the running water of the river at night. The campsite that we ended up at was in the middle which the campsites next to us were 2 feet away. I would have liked more privacy that and a family of crows had settled in and were vocalizing at 4 am. I wish I would have enjoyed the campsite more. The area is full of activities which I enjoyed l, just won't be going back to eckbeck.