McDougal Lake Campground provides easy access to a wide variety of recreational activities including hiking on a one mile trail, boating with a trailer boat launch, fishing, picnicking, and swimming. You can camp at either drive-in sites suitable for RV’s or trailers, or hike-in sites for tenting. Both types of sites have picnic tables and fire rings. Water is available from a solar powered pump station, and sanitary facilities consist of vault toilets.
One or more bears in this area is habitually raiding places where food is available. Make sure food and garbage is stored securely in locked vehicles. Do not store food, garbage, or heavily scented items in tents. Use campground dumpsters for garbage and make sure the tops are barred shut, not just closed. Help do your part to keep our bears wild and not food conditioned.
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.
McDougal Lake Campground features a boat ramp with dock and parking for boat trailers. A mile long loop hiking trail starts from the trailer parking lot and has benches overlooking the water. Also at the boat landing area is a picnic ground and swimming beach. The swimming area is unguarded and is not roped off - swim at your own risk. Outhouses are located in the picnic area, but there are no changing rooms or bathhouses.
There are 5 long term sites at McDougal, allowing people to camp for longer than the 14 day maximum allowed on other sites. Call the information center, or visit the reservation site for further details.
McDougal Lake Campground is located on Forest Road 106, 10 miles west of Isabella.
From MN 61, turn on MN 1 at Illgen City
Follow MN 1 to Isabella.
Proceed on MN 1 10 miles west of Isabella to Forest Road 106
Turn left on FR 106, continue one-half mile to campground entrance.