Little Isabella River Campground


Little Isabella River Campground

The Little Isabella Campground is located in a grove of large red and white pines on the Little Isabella River in the central area of the Superior National Forest.  There is easy access to the river which is a small stream with occasional riffles.  It is stocked with brook trout.  This campground is a good one if you are looking for a quiet spot in the woods that is easy to access without the numbers of people that might be in a larger campground.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: This campground is in non-fee winter status. While open for use, water and garbage services are discontinued, snow will not be plowed, and outhouse supplies and access will not be maintained.
Reservations: Some sites are reservable through the National Recreation Reservation Service.
Fees See Campground Fee Table.
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 require additional half fee and must park on the spur.  No vehicles may park on the grass or where they impede traffic.
Closest Towns: Isabella, MN
Water: One solar powered faucet
Restroom: Outhouse (vault style)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Isabella Area (Tofte Ranger District) 218-323-7722

General Information

General Notes:

The Little Isabella River provides stream fishing opportunities.  

There are 4 long term campsites at Little Isabella which provide for camping beyond the 14 day limit.  For fees and further information about long term camping, contact the information center or visit the reservation site, both of which are listed above.


The Little Isabella Campground is located off MN 1, 4 1/2 miles west of Isabella.

  • From MN 61, turn on MN 1 at Illgen City.
  • Follow MN 1 to Isabella.
  • Proceed on MN 1 4 1/2 miles west of Isabella to campground entrance.

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Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

Sites are pull-in and not specifically designed for RVs. Most can accommodate a moderately sized vehicle, some may not be suitable for an RV.

Campground Camping

  • Please use facilities provided such as fire rings, tent pads, and latrines.
  • Dispose of waste in containers provided.
  • Water faucets are for drinking water only, do not use as wash areas.
  • Noise limits enforced, respect your fellow campers.
No. of Sites 11
4 long term sites.


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Nature Viewing

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