Harriet Lake Rustic Campground

  

Harriet Lake Rustic Campground

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

Reservations: This campground does not accept reservations.
Fees There is no fee at rustic campgrounds.
Restrictions: 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.
Closest Towns: Tofte
Water: No potable water available – lake water must be treated.
Restroom: Outhouse (vault style)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Tofte Ranger District 218-663-8060

General Information

General Notes:

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.


Directions:

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.


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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Sites are pull-in and not specifically designed for RVs.  Four of the six sites are longer than 21 feet and may accommodate an RV.

Campground Camping

  • Please use facilities provided such as fire rings, tent pads, and latrines.
  • Pack out all waste, do not burn paper or other garbage.
  • Water from lakes must be treated, boiled, or filtered before use.
  • Noise limits enforced, respect your fellow campers. 
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Picnicking

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