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Gull Lake Recreation Area

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Only firewood certified, or approved by a state or federal natural resource agency is permitted. Certified firewood is available for purchase in the campground. Any unauthorized firewood in the campground may be removed and destroyed by Corps of Engineers staff.

About This Campground

Gull Lake Recreation Area offers something for everyone with boating, hiking, fishing and swimming at Minnesota's famous Gull Lake, the largest of the 10 lakes on the Gull Chain of Lakes. Visitors have the opportunity to see and hear an abundance of watchable wildlife like bald eagles, white-tailed…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Equestrian


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups
  • Max Length: 122 ft.


  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite


4 Reviews of Gull Lake Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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Jesse H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2021

"Solid" stay, excellent condition

This place is quiet and has a mix large secluded sites with a few that are perfect for small group caravanning. The grounds are very well-kept with minimal loose brush or debris. The pads are gravel, have plenty of space, and are also very well maintained. As per usual, fire-rings and picnic…

  • Nearby, Pillsbury State Forest walking trail
Month of VisitJune
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2020

Great place for a weekend or longer

To start with this place is very clean and we'll maintained. The sites are huge and generally well separated. Plenty of room for even the biggest rigs. The sites are flat gravel (class5) no leveling blocks needed. Nice sandy beach on the other side of the dam. Nice playground for the small people.…

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2019

Nice campground by the lake

This was a nice campground with large spots and mostly private. We stayed in site 29 with electric and it was large but the only down fall is the firewood for purchase is next to the site, so there is a bit more foot traffic walking by. The boat ramp was nice and a short walk over the dam from the…


Gull Lake Recreation Area is located in Minnesota


From the intersection MN 210 and MN 371 in Baxter, drive north 5.8 miles. Turn left on Cty Rd 125 (Gull Lake Dam Road). Follow the signs for approximately 3 miles. Turn left into the campground when you see the playground. 


46.41083352 N
94.35138818 W

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