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Manitou, Minnesota

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28 Reviews of 7 Manitou, Minnesota Campgrounds

Tucker B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2021

Perfect for Kayaking on Lake Kabetogama!

This state forest campground was almost empty when I rolled in!

It had several spots to launch a kayak right from the campground and also a boat launch just a quick drive away.

The quiet and peaceful nature was just what I was looking for and I loved getting two paddles in during my stay!

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Month of VisitSeptember
Rachelle W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2021

Woodenfrog State Forest Campground

Woodenfrog is located along the shoreline of Lake Kabetogama - part of Voyageurs National Park. The sites all seemed to be nestled nicely into their own nooks among the trees. We were the only campers in the entire campground when we started in late April. The trail along the lake was nice, fire…

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Month of VisitMay
TThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2021

Quiet Gem

We found Woodefrog State Forest Campground to be a perfect spot to enjoy Voyageurs National Park. We easily snagged a campsite next to Lake Kabetogama, kayaked, hiked, and enjoyed listening to the loons. We had sunlight for our solar and plenty of room.

  • Sunset View of Lake Kabetogama
Month of VisitSeptember
Andrew W.
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2021

Quiet campground for Voyageurs

The campground was quiet. There was a short hiking trail near the lake. The spots were fairly level but there's variability.

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Great state campground

We stayed for 1 night on a site that had a short trail to the lake. The sites were private with lots of trees and wildlife. I could here our neighbors generator but as a tent camper we are used to it. They did respect the quiet hours.
I would camp here again. Kind people and cool sites.

Month of VisitAugust
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Refreshing lake views

The beach is lovely with a magnificent lake view. There's a light house at one end along with some large rocks that are apart of the Canadian shield.

Month of VisitApril
Amy G.The Dyrt ADMIN User
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2020

One of the nicest camps I've ever stayed in

We love to drive around, aimlessly, enjoy the scenery and then find a place to plop for the night.  Our preference is generally State Forest type of places that are self check in, less than $20 and quiet. Oh yes, and pet friendly.

We were pulling our teardrop on this trip, since it gets cold…

  • Beautiful spaces set deep off the road
  • Plenty of wooded space behind our site
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Month of VisitOctober
HollyRose M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2020

Quiet, Simple, Peacfull

This is a great little gem on the Canadian border. Minnesota’s smallest state park- but it’s very gorgeous and feels kinda awesome looking out at Canada!

A very cool feature at most sites, is that they have a rustic log overhanging/shelter of sorts. Doesn’t have sides, but some campers strung a…

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Janet R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2020

Great spot for serious fishermen

This is a combo campground and city park, a joint effort of the Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources and the city of Baudette. While serving the recreational needs of townsfolk, it also provides great access to the famous Rainy River and a good place for out of town fishermen to stay. The campgound…

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DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2020

Cute walk up only campsite

No prior reservations taken here, but easily found a spot on a Thursday afternoon in late August. Good privacy between sites, trees everywhere. Water was available and seemed to be just fine. 

Primitive site, so fire ring, picnic table, vault toilets, trash cans provided. Also a nice day use area…

Month of VisitSeptember
Sethen E.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2020

Roomy, shaded, by the water.

61 sites. Multiple loops. All Boondocking- No electric or septic or water hookups. No showers. Very quiet. Two are marked as accessory. Far from the highway- the final turn can sneak up on you. Sights are spacious and most are a far distance apart (50 feet). Lots and lots of trees between sights.…

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2020

Great hidden gem

This park is a great hidden gem. Right up against the Rainy River. We spent 3 nights out here and it was wonderful. Only reason we docked it one star was the water. It has an old manual hand pump that takes forever to prime and use.

We spent the day fishing here and the small mouth along the…

B M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2020

Nice park Great sunsets, boat ramp,swim beach yet primitive Camping only

This park has a lot of sites many are very small so check the size limit. Some nice big sites are 60, 52, 49, 50, 47 and 44. They are private sites with lots of trees yet not waterfront. There are no hook ups and you can not make a reservation. First come first served there are plenty of sites. We…

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Month of VisitAugust
Stephanie K.
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2020

Best walk in site

Main campground nice but the real surprise is the walk in site right on the bank of the rainy river looking right at Canada. Secluded big hike in spot. Definitely check it out

Sethen E.
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2020

Listen to the Rapids

We called ahead and were set aside site #17 because we wanted to be close to the river. However when we arrived that site was taken by a large 5th wheel. We were greeted by the friendly host on arrival and he said that he had overlooked our reservation but he had plenty of room for us still- the…

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