Campground Camping

RV in the woods

Imagine spending time on a warm sunny beach, hiking a forest trail, fishing for fresh walleye, listening to loons calling, a beautiful sunset...  experience all this in  one of the Chippewa National Forest's developed campgrounds.  All campgrounds are accessible and located on 12 of the Forest's 1,300 lakes.  Campgrounds are generally open from mid-May to mid-September.  Campground facilities vary from flush toilets and showers to rustic campgrounds with vault toilets and hand pumps. Each campsite has a picnic table, fireplace, tent pad and parking spot.  If you are seeking a more primitive experience, there are 68 back-country campsites on the Forest. 

As a reminder, the Chippewa National Forest no longer has firewood available in the forest campgrounds, this is due to constraints on the agency to sell such items. Campers are always welcome to collect dead and down wood for campfires from the surrounding forest. Visitors may also acquire firewood from local vendors, resorts, grocery stores and gas stations before arriving at their destination.

For a fee, reservations may be made in advance at some of the campgrounds through the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) by calling 1-877-444-6777 or at

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

Campground Camping Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities