Camping & Cabins

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


Many visitors have that one campsite, that one spot where the winds push the waves and mosquitoes in just the right balance. Their memories are here, on the Chippewa National Forest, at Mosomo, Norway Beach or North Star. Come add to the stories of big fish, flaming campfire marshmallows and loon calls echoing into the night.
Welcome to camping in northern Minnesota. The Chippewa National Forest invites visitors to check out the many campsites available through the seasons.

  • The Forest has 18 developed campgrounds ranging from highly-developed electric sites like Chippewa Loop, to quieter rustic campsites at Webster and Mabel Lakes. There are also 68 backcountry managed campsites located throughout the Forest.
  • Looking for something even quieter? There are 68 backcountry managed campsites located throughout the Forest.

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 100 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:

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