Harriet Lake Rustic Campground is located at the site of an abandoned farm. The open land now hosts a variety of coneflowers and other plants not common in a boreal forest. It also provides opportunities for group picnicking. The lake itself is accessed by a boat ramp and dock and supports walleye, northern pike, and crappies.
At a Glance
Winter camping is allowed, but roads will not be cleared, and water is not available.
This campground does not accept reservations.
There is no fee at rustic campgrounds.
Maximum of nine people per site. There is space for one vehicle and one towed vehicle (such as a boat trailer). Additional vehicles on the site must park on the spur. No vehicles may park on the grass or where they impede traffic.
No potable water available – lake water must be treated.
The large open area provides opportunities for group activities; however, it also means that campfires need to be kept within fire rings and well monitored. Respect other users and keep group noise to a minimum.
There is no garbage pick up at Harriet Lake Rustic Campground. Plan to pack out all your garbage, including fish remains from cleaning fish.
Harriet Lake can be reached in many ways.
From Tofte, take MN 61 south to FR 343 (Temperance River Rd) just south of the Temperance River. Turn right on FR 343.
Go left at the T with FR 166 (the “600” Road).
Go right at the T with Co 7. Follow Co 7 through multiple turns, past the intersection with FR 172.
Harriet Lake is on the right.
From Isabella, take FR 172 off of MN 1.
Follow FR 172 to Co 7. Turn left on Co 7. Harriet Lake is on the right.
From Finland, take Co 7 off of MN 1 all the way to Harriet Lake on the right.