Campground Camping

Campground Camping includes rustic and fee campgrounds. It is traditional camping in a tent or RV. Sites have a cleared area for tents and activities, a campfire ring, and a picnic table. Parking is included for one vehicle with space for a towed trailer (or an additional vehicle for an additional half fee). In the case of hike-in sites, parking is on the road and the site itself is accessed by a walking path and is not suitable for RVs.

Camping Recreation Opportunity Guide (pdf)

Fee Campgrounds

Fee campgrounds require a nightly fee and provide sites that can usually accommodate tents, tent trailers, or RVs, as well as a few hike-in and tent only sites. These campgrounds include accessible outhouses, drinking water faucets, garbage and recycling, and possibly trails, fishing piers, boat launches, picnic areas, beaches, showers, and electricity. Each campsite has a fire ring, picnic table, and level tent pad. See individual campground site pages for details.

  • You’ll need to visit the pay station at the campground to register and pay the fee, or pay when you reserve a site if applicable.
  • Cash or check payments for non-reserved sites accepted at all campgrounds.
  • Payments for non-reserved sites through the app available at some locations. Account must be created ahead of visit.
  • Spurs on most sites hold one vehicle and one trailer. Additional vehicles may not park on grass or roads and require an additional nightly fee.
  • Limit of nine people on single, premium, and long term sites; group sites available. 14 day limit outside of long term sites. Cabins vary in size.
  • Interagency Senior & Interagency Access passes and tribal memberships honored.
  • Some sites in most campgrounds may be reserved through the National Recreation Reservation Service
  • Some sites in all campgrounds are available on a first come, first served basis.

Rustic Campgrounds

Rustic campgrounds have fewer than ten sites and there is no charge for camping. Facilities include outhouses, tables, and fire rings but there is no drinking water or garbage cans. Sites are generally for tents, but some will accommodate a small RV or tent trailer. These campgrounds were often developed with fishing in mind, so be sure to pack your poles. Most rustic sites are located on the Tofte Ranger District and in the Isabella area.

  • Maximum group size of nine.
  • Only use the facilities that are provided for fires, tents, and waste.
  • Do not make additional fire rings, tent pads, trenches, or cat holes.
  • You will need to pack out your garbage.
  • Quiet hours are enforced at developed campsites. Be aware that sounds from your campsite including radios, generators, or musical instruments should not disturb other campers even outside of quiet hours.

Follow the links below for more information on individual campgrounds.

Campground Camping Areas