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Places to Camp near Grand Portage, MN

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Are you in need of a campground near Grand Portage, MN? There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Grand Portage, MN (54)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Judge C. R. Magney State Park Campground
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Grand Marais Campground & Marina

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    Grand Marais Campground & Marina

    26 Reviews
    131 Photos
    120 Saves
    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Minnesota's arrowhead region is famous for spectacular scenery, pristine Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, rugged Sawtooth Mountain range, Superior National Forest and numerous Minnesota State Parks. A rich history of first nations, explorers, pioneers, artists and adventurers speaks to the special sense of place found with Grand Marais Camping.

    The Grand Marais municipal campground is the ideal base camp for exploring Minnesota's arrowhead and north shore of Lake Superior. Campers especially enjoy the convenience of set-up and walking to downtown Grand Marais. Our 60 acres of public parkland includes: Sweetheart's Bluff nature area, cobblestone beaches, harbor break wall and public water access, 4 clean bathhouses, ball field, playground, pavilion, Rec Hall, community garden, Gitchi-Gami bike trail connections, and cozy office with free coffee and wi-fi. Here's a few more details:

    -A full spectrum of camping options across 300 campsites

    -Pull-thru and 50 AMP RV sites

    -Lakeside and Wooded tent sites

    -Nightly, Weekly and Monthly rates

    -Reservable and Drop-In sites

    -Open Year Round

    -Full service bath houses, water at sites & reservations May-October

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Grand Portgage Lodge & Casino

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    Grand Portgage Lodge & Casino

    8 Reviews
    34 Photos
    31 Saves
    Grand Portage, Minnesota

    The RV Park is located at the Marina with 29 sites with full hook-ups, and a comfort station with restrooms and showers. Guests may use the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino indoor pool and sauna.

    This is the closest campground to the ferry that leaves from Minnesota to Isle Royale National Park. Reservations are made over the phone at (218) 475-2476. The address is 70 Casino Dr., Grand Portage, MN 55605

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

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    Cascade River State Park Campground

    40 Reviews
    223 Photos
    159 Saves
    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    The campsites at Cascade River Rustic Campground are pull-in and not specifically designed for RVs. Only one of the four sites is longer than 21 feet and may accommodate an RV.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
  5. Camper-submitted photo from East Bearskin Lake Campground

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    East Bearskin Lake Campground

    14 Reviews
    74 Photos
    63 Saves
    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Overview

    East Bearskin Lake Campground is located on its namesake lake, at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Northern Minnesota. It is a perfect spot for visitors who want the experience found in Boundary Waters and the convenience of car camping. Visitors can reserve standard or walk-in tent sites, or rent small cabins that accommodate up to five or seven people. Canoeing, kayaking and motorized boating is available on East Bearskin Lake. The facility can be conveniently accessed by vehicle. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

    Recreation

    Over a million acres in size, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness extends nearly 150 miles along the borders of the United States and Canada, containing over 1,200 miles of canoe routes, 12 hiking trails and over 2,000 designated campsites. The two eastern bays of the lake are within the boundaries of Boundary Waters, thus the campground attracts canoe enthusiasts. Portages link to Flour Lake. Entering the wilderness area requires a special permit. Day permits for non-motorized use are available at the campground, but overnight and motor use permits must be obtained in advance. More information on the Boundary Waters region can be found here. East Bearskin Lake features several shallow bays, making the campground and shoreline good places for wildlife watching. Moose, beavers, eagles, ducks, loons, songbirds and bears are the most common visitors. See recreation guides and maps of hiking trails and canoe routes in the national forest. Fishing is also a huge draw for the area, with East Bearskin Lake offering great fishing for bass, walleye and lake trout. A boat ramp at the campground allows motorboats and canoes access to the lake. Back on shore, a variety of hiking, mountain biking and cross-country ski trails are nearby.

    Facilities

    Campsites are arranged along one large loop and three smaller loops within the campground. A few sites provide a limited view of the water and all sites are within walking distance of the lake. Each campsite has an accessible fire ring with grill grates and a picnic table. Vault toilets and a solar-powered drinking water system are provided throughout the campground. The four rental cabins sleep five or seven people, respectively. Each has a single bed, double bed and set of bunk beds, while one has an additional bed. The cabins have no running water, electricity, heating or cooking facilities. Cabin visitors must use the campground's toilet and water facilities. Cabin campers must bring their own sleeping pads, sleeping bags, cooking gear and food. Flashlights are also recommended.

    Natural Features

    The campground and surrounding area is shaded with majestic red and white pines, balsam fir, spruce, birch and aspen trees. A thick understory offers plenty of shade and excellent privacy between campsites. The campground lies on the shore of the 643-acre East Bearskin Lake, a typical loon nesting site. The surrounding Superior National Forest is located in northeastern Minnesota's arrowhead region and is comprised of 3 million acres. The forest spans 150 miles along the border of the United States and Canada. Visitors can find recreation opportunities year-round, including travel in the famous Boundary Waters area.

    Nearby Attractions

    Boats, canoes and kayaks are available for rent at the neighboring Bearskin Lodge. The store also offers fishing licenses, day use permits, groceries, ice, firewood, maps and fishing guide services for sale.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $76 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Flour Lake Campground

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    Flour Lake Campground

    14 Reviews
    42 Photos
    51 Saves
    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Overview

    Flour Lake Campground provides a convenient home base for exploring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Its scenery, amenities and access to outdoor recreation areas make it a popular campground for canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing.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 famed Boundary Waters.

    Recreation

    The eastern edge of Flour Lake has two separate portages for entering the BWCAW, thus this campground attracts canoe and kayak enthusiasts. Portages link Flour Lake with East Bearskin Lake and Moon Lake. Flour Lake also provides great fishing for bass, walleye and lake trout. Entering the BWCAW requires a permit. Day use permits are available at no charge; inquire at the campground host site. View recreation guides and maps of hiking trails and canoe routes in the national forest. The half-mile Honeymoon Bluff Trail begins a short walk up the road from the campground and offers a great vista of Hungry Jack Lake. Many additional hiking, mountain biking and cross-country ski trails are nearby.

    Facilities

    Flour Lake Campground has private sites, each containing a picnic table and campfire ring with grill, and several have views of the lake. Some are reservable, while others are first-come, first-served. Large RVs are easily accommodated. The campground has accessible vault toilets, a solar-powered drinking water system, trash and recycling facilities and a public boat ramp. A fee dump station is nearby.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits on the quiet shore of 352-acre Flour Lake in a stand of mixed hardwoods and pine. The lake features several shallow bays that are frequented by a variety of wildlife, including moose, beavers, bald eagles, ducks, loons, songbirds and bears.

    Nearby Attractions

    Golden Eagle Lodge, the lake concessionaire, offers many other services and conveniences as well as watercraft rental, coin-operated showers and approved firewood. By far, the most popular nearby attraction is the BWCAW, with over 1,200 miles of canoe routes, 12 hiking trails and over 2,000 designated campsites. Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Additional sites of interest

    • Pets
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Market

    $22 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Grand Portage State Forest Devilfish Lake Campsite
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Hungry Hippie Campground

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    Hungry Hippie Campground

    4 Reviews
    23 Photos
    40 Saves
    Grand Marais, Minnesota
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents

    $29 - $59 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Kimball Lake Campground

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    Kimball Lake Campground

    4 Reviews
    27 Photos
    29 Saves
    Grand Marais, Minnesota

    Kimball Lake Campground is a small campground that is excellent for people who want to camp and fish. Kimball Lake is a small state-managed trout lake stocked with rainbow trout. Because of this special designation, anglers are required to have a fishing license with a trout stamp. A non-maintained trail circles the lake for shore casting. Adjacent Mink Lake has a sand swimming beach and barrier free fishing pier. Downloadable information and map.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table
  10. Camper-submitted photo from McFarland Lake Campground

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    McFarland Lake Campground

    1 Review
    3 Photos
    23 Saves
    Grand Portage, Minnesota

    The campsites are considered "primitive," designed to furnish only the camper's basic needs. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, table, a vault toilet. Garbage facilities are not provided. Please pack out all trash.

    All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table

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