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Places to Camp near Carlton, MN

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Join the fun near Carlton. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Carlton is surrounded by family-friendly activities. Find the best campgrounds near Carlton, MN. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Camping Sites Near Carlton, MN (122)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Jay Cooke State Park Campground

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    Jay Cooke State Park Campground

    61 Reviews
    255 Photos
    311 Saves
    Carlton, Minnesota

    The rugged land formations of Jay Cooke State Park enhance the beauty of the hardwood forests and make for great camping near Minneapolis. The water-eroded gorge, steep valleys, and massive rock formations are seen throughout the park. In some seasons, the water of the St. Louis River thunders over slabs of ancient, exposed rock. At other times, it slows to a gentle trickle. Visitors enjoy the scenic splendor of Jay Cooke State Park during all seasons.

    Drive-in Sites 79 Sites: Most are wooded sites. In winter, 12 sites are kept available for winter camping. Of these, five are electric sites.

    Pull-Through Sites: One Site

    Electric Sites: 21 Sites Majority of sites are 20 and 30 amps, some 50 amp.

    RV Length Limit: Variable by site up to 60 Feet Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.

    Wheelchair Accessible Sites: 3 Sites Located near drinking water. Two sites are electric, one is non-electric.

    Backpack Sites: 4 Sites Sites are located from 1 to 4 miles from parking area. Each site has picnic table, fire ring and latrine. Campers must haul water or treat water on site. Trail access to these sites has been restored after a 2012 flood, but a few nearby trails remain closed. Please register at the park office for details on how to get to these sites.

    Walk-in Sites: 4 Sites Sites are located 50 to 150 feet from parking area.

    Group Camp: 2 Sites - Each accommodates up to 25 people Remote, wooded camp with walk-in sites approximately 150' from parking area (limited parking). Carts are provided to carry in camping gear. Water spigot and vault toilets available. Tents only. Lodging

    Camper Cabins: 5 Cabins All cabins have a screened porch. Electricity and heat are available year-round. Agate and Basalt cabins are ADA accessible and sleep 5. Slate, Gabbro, and Shale Cabins sleep 6 people. Pets not allowed in cabins. More information on camper cabins.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Spirit Mountain Campground

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    Spirit Mountain Campground

    23 Reviews
    47 Photos
    132 Saves
    Proctor, Minnesota

    Nestled in a forest on the western high point of Duluth, Minnesota, Spirit Mountain Campground offers walk-in tenting as well as 73 campsites equipped with fire pits, picnic tables, and electricity.  Easy access to our award-winning Mountain Bike Trails, our Adventure Park and Superior Hiking Trail.  

    Thirty-nine sites have water hook-ups, and two shower buildings offer 24-hour convenience. 

    Spirit Mountain overlooks majestic Lake Superior and the St. Louis Bay. Natural beauty abounds in the area– you can quickly and easily access water, hiking and biking trails and much more. The trailhead for the Superior Hiking Trail is within walking distance of the Campground. And near the Campground, there is an overlook area of Lake Superior, the bay, the St. Louis River, and the Aerial Lift Bridge.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Pattison State Park Campground

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    Pattison State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    73 Photos
    117 Saves
    South Range, Wisconsin

    Pattison State Park features the highest waterfalls in Wisconsin and the fourth highest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. Big Manitou Falls is 165 feet high and Twin Little Manitou Falls is 31 feet high. This 1,400-acre park also has a lake with a beach, a nature center, camping and scenic hiking trails. Pattison State Park has 59 regular (family) campsites, 18 of them with electric hookups and three backpack sites. There is a sanitary dumping station but no sewer or water hookups. Showers and flush toilets are available during the summer. Pattison State Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Amnicon Falls State Park Campground

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    Amnicon Falls State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
    131 Photos
    179 Saves
    South Range, Wisconsin
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Indian Point City Campground

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    Indian Point City Campground

    13 Reviews
    32 Photos
    89 Saves
    Proctor, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Valley Camping

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    Buffalo Valley Camping

    9 Reviews
    12 Photos
    44 Saves
    Esko, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Cloquet-Duluth KOA

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    Cloquet-Duluth KOA

    9 Reviews
    6 Photos
    13 Saves
    Carlton, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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  9. Camper-submitted photo from Banning State Park Campground

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    Banning State Park Campground

    33 Reviews
    150 Photos
    140 Saves
    Sandstone, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $24 - $34 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Red Pine Campground

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    Red Pine Campground

    8 Reviews
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    28 Saves
    Proctor, Minnesota

    Located just minutes outside of Duluth, just off Hwy 53, Red Pine Campground (formerly Ogstons RV Park) offers something for everyone. We have 100 roomy, full hook-up sites situated around several beautiful water bodies. Our ten new sites will be ready to book starting mid June. Fish for Northern Pike, Bass, Walleye or panfish. Get together with family and friends under the large covered pavillion for a picnic, yard games, or just to relax. Explore the local wilderness on some of our beautiful hiking trails. Our clubhouse offers full bath and shower facilities, coin operated laundry, vending, books, movies, a pool table, and more. Looking for something more rustic? Try one of our brand new tent sites, set back in the peaceful north woods. We are close to Duluth and all it has to offer, but far enough away to remain a quiet north country retreat. And yes, we are pet friendly! Come see us this season. Book your stay today!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
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