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Pokegama Dam Campground

8 Reviews

Closed For the Season

This campground is closed for the season from October 16, 2021 through April 14, 2022.

Warning 1 Alert is In Effect

There is 1 alert for this campground. Camp safely!

This campground is closed for the season from October 16, 2021 through April 14, 2022.

About This Campground

US Army Corps of Engineers

Overview

Pokegama Dam Campground is situated in the heart of northern Minnesota's lake country next to the Mississippi River. Popular activities include boating, fishing, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Recreation

The Mississippi River offers great opportunities for boating and fishing.…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

Reviews

8 Reviews of Pokegama Dam Campground

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • 3
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2021

Right on the Mississippi

Small campground, large sites with electric, tables and fire grills. Nice restrooms!

We used our Senior National Park pass for 1/2 of $26. Sweet deal!!

You can walk over the dam to a short walking path along the river.

Lots of choices to eat, drink and be merry in Grand Rapids!

Forestry…

Site18
Month of VisitSeptember
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2021

Pokegama Dam Campground

Sites are level gravel pads. On the water sites have no beach shoreline lots of cattails. Highway noise is constant and Trains go by often all hours of the day.

Site9
Month of VisitAugust
A
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2020

Great parking lot for travel vans. Free hot showers. Clean.

An extremely safe and pleasant location. You can either use the paid campground or stay in the parking lot, say if you had a sprinter travel van or some such thing. Alternatively if you are tent camping there are a couple nearly hidden campsites that you can use for free right by the canoe landing.…

Location

Pokegama Dam Campground is located in Minnesota

Directions

From Grand Rapids, Minnesota, take Highway 2 west for 2 miles, turn left at signs and follow to campground.

Coordinates

47.25000019 N
93.58333397 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Pokegama Dam Campground is situated in the heart of northern Minnesota's lake country next to the Mississippi River. Popular activities include boating, fishing, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Recreation

The Mississippi River offers great opportunities for boating and fishing. Anglers will find Walleye, Northern Pike, Blue gills, sunfish, Large and Small mouth Bass among other species. Birders enjoy viewing Bald eagles, loons, ducks, geese and many other species from the banks of the park.

Facilities

The campground, pronounced "po-KEG-uh-muh," offers 19 electric back in sites, two primitive tent-only sites (non-electric) and one day-use picnic shealter with electric. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station, boat ramp, playground and a fish cleaning station.

Natural Features

A forest of mixed hardwoods and towering red pines cover the area, housing an abundance of wildlife including bald eagles, porcupines, black bears chipmunks and many others. Wild blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries grow seasonally on the forest floor.

Nearby Attractions

Judy Garland Museum, Forest History Center, Itasca County historical Society, Childerns Discovery Museum, Tioga Beach, Mesabi Bike Trail

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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