Dispersed Camping

tent in the forest

If you enjoy getting back to basics…  The Chippewa National Forest offers a range of camping opportunities! The Forest has several developed campgrounds but for a more rustic experience, there are over 60 maintianed dispersed campsites on the Forest. In addition, most of the Chippewa National Forest is open for primitive camping, which can occur anywhere except in developed sites or where otherwise posted. Dispersed camping is open year round!

There are no fees for dispersed camping; however there are some rules intended to protect the resources. Access is typically by foot, boat or canoe. Dispersed campsites are located along most lakes and rivers, offering the perfect opportunity to explore the many canoe routes on the forest.

Disperesed Campsite Overview Map

Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Blackduck Area
  • Blackduck Dispersed Camping
  • Noma Lake Campground
  • Cass Lake Area
  • Cass Lake Dispersed Camping
  • Deer River Area
  • Deer River Dispersed Camping
  • Marcell Area
  • Marcell Dispersed Camping
  • Walker Area
  • Walker Dispersed Camping

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities