Camping & Cabins

Choose from the following to find a site: Photo of Stony Point Campground on Leech Lake


Developed campgrounds on the Chippewa National Forest will be opening for the 2021 season. The Forest recreation staff will now monitor these campgrounds and operations. The staff will consider health and safety, including statewide orders, employee safety, and the availability of personal protective equipment and trained personnel, as reflected in CDC, State, and local guidance. Protecting the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, partners, recreation providers, and the public is the top consideration when looking at reopening additional recreation sites. Thank you for your patience as we work through this process.


Developed Campgrounds

Developed campgrounds have overnight fees ranging from $14 to $26 per night, with reservable and first-come, first-serve campsites in most of the campgrounds. Sites are accessible and some have drive-through parking. Electricity (30 amp) is available at the Chippewa Loop, Onegume and Stony Point campgrounds. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring and parking spot.


Reservations for developed campgrounds can be made up to six months in advance via the website or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Reminder, make your reservations at least four days in advance of your camping trip. The Norway Beach picnic shelter may be reserved for $75/day.  There is a fee charged at the time a reservation is made to cover the cost of reservation services and is non-refundable.

For questions or changes regarding reservations please call 1-877-444-6777. For general information please contact the nearest District Office.

Rules & Reservation Policies:

Backcountry Camping

Looking for something even quieter? There are nearly 70 backcountry managed campsites located throughout the Forest. Campers can access these sites via car, boat or on foot. These sites are non-reservable and require no fees. Backcountry maps for different areas of the Forest are available.
Before your adventure in the backcountry, please check with the ranger district in Deer River, Walker or Blackduck, Minn. Staff can provide more specific information on

More information:

Permitted Resorts

There are 10 resorts located on National Forest Land which operate under a special use permit from the Chippewa National Forest.  All of the resorts are open during the summer tourist season and most are open year round.  All resorts offer accomodations and some offer small stores, food service and more.  
List of resorts