Camping & Cabins

When it comes to camping on the Superior National Forest, there is something for everyone!  From sites for a large RV with electrical hookups, to creating your own campsite in the general forest, there is camping for every skill and type of camper.

Campground Camping campsites have a cleared area for tents and activities.  There is a campfire ring and a picnic table.  There is parking for one vehicle, but in the case of hike-in sites, the site itself is accessed by a walking path and is not suitable for RVs.  There are two classes of Campground Camping.  Rustic campgrounds have no fees, generally few sites, no garbage cans, and usually no water.  Fee campgrounds have a nightly camping fee, more sites, water available from a faucet, and garbage disposal.  They may also have water at sites, electricity, and facilities beyond vault toilets (outhouses).

Dispersed Camping includes backcountry campsites and dispersed camping.  Backcountry campsites are single isolated campsites that usually require boating or hiking to reach.  They have a cleared area for a tent, a campfire ring or grate, and often a picnic table.  They also have a wilderness latrine, which is an open pit toilet (no outhouse building).  Dispersed camping is camping in the general forest area.  You may set up camp anywhere outside of certain distances from developed areas.  This means you may not set up a dispersed campsite within a developed campground or adjacent to it, or on a road, or on a trail.

Wilderness Camping is camping within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  There are many special considerations for this special place.  For information on the Boundary Waters, see Special Places on the left sidebar.

For more and printer friendly information on camping,  including the latest fee tables for fee campgrounds, click here.


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