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Places to Camp near Cotton, MN

480 Reviews

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Cotton, MN has a lot to offer. Cotton is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Minnesota camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Cotton, MN (99)

  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 Gooseberry Falls State Park Campground

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    Gooseberry Falls State Park Campground

    61 Reviews
    237 Photos
    304 Saves
    Beaver Bay, Minnesota

    Campground is open year round. Showers/flush toilets are open May - October

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  3. 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
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Bear Head Lake State Park Campground

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    Bear Head Lake State Park Campground

    39 Reviews
    132 Photos
    146 Saves
    Tower, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $16 - $22 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Red Pine Campground

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    Red Pine Campground

    8 Reviews
    9 Photos
    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
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Burlington Bay Campground

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    Burlington Bay Campground

    25 Reviews
    132 Photos
    162 Saves
    Two Harbors, Minnesota

    Located at Highway 61 and Park Road, the Burlington Bay Campground has 66 sites with water and electric hook-ups; 36 sites with water, electric and sewer hook-ups; and 34 sites with water, sewer and 50 amp electric hook-ups. In addition, there are 10 primitive tent sites.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $26 - $60 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Sherwood Forest Campground

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    Sherwood Forest Campground

    5 Reviews
    13 Photos
    26 Saves
    Virginia, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Whiteface Reservoir

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    Whiteface Reservoir

    4 Reviews
    11 Photos
    48 Saves
    Biwabik, Minnesota

    Overview

    Whiteface Reservoir Campground offers an ideal getaway for anglers, boaters and families. The provided swim beach, playground and five picnic areas offer hours of entertainment, and the scenery provides a relaxing backdrop for the day's activities.Superior National Forest, located in northeastern Minnesota's arrowhead region, is comprised of 3 million acres. The forest spans 150 miles along the United States-Canada border. Visitors can find recreation opportunities year-round, including travel in the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

    Recreation

    A boat launch located at the campground provides access to the great walleye, panfish and northern fishery in the reservoir. The fish cleaning house next to the boat launch gives anglers the chance to clean their fish in time for lunch at the picnic area. Children will have a great time playing on the playground and on the small, sandy beach. There are also 2.5 miles of hiking trails within the facility.

    Facilities

    Whiteface Reservoir Campground provides sites for RV and tent camping, along with a few hike-in sites. The opposite shoreline is dotted with private residences. A few sites overlook the reservoir, and all sites offer shade and privacy. The campground also has some long-term sites that have a yearly fee associated with them. Campground hosts are available on-site to assist visitors.

    Natural Features

    Campsites are in a mixed forest including aspen, birch and maple. The reservoir provides 4,980 acres of calm, clean waters. Numerous species of birds and wildlife inhabit the area.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (218) 453-8650.

    Nearby Attractions

    There is a store available on-site that provides firewood, bait, bug spray, snacks and other small items. Numerous outdoor recreation opportunities lie within Superior National Forest's 77 lake accesses, 13 fishing piers, 10 swimming beaches and 22 picnic areas. The forest is also home to three scenic byways. Additional sites of interest.

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

    $135 - $145 / night

  9. 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
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Amnicon Falls State Park Campground

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    Amnicon Falls State Park Campground

    28 Reviews
    131 Photos
    178 Saves
    South Range, Wisconsin
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

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