Cascade River Rustic Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Cascade River Rustic Campground is a small camping area particularly suited to people who are planning to fish in the Cascade River or are looking for a remote place to camp.  There are not tables at the campsites, so be prepared to prepare and eat meals like you were backpacking.  Fishing requires a valid license from the Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources, and trout fishing requires an additional stamp.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No fee, no water available, no garbage pick-up.
Reservations: This campground does not accept reservations.
Fees There is no fee at rustic campgrounds.
Restrictions: Maximum of nine people per site.  There is space for one vehicle and one towed vehicle (such as a boat trailer).  Additional vehicles on the site must park on the spur.  No vehicles may park on the grass or where they impede traffic.
Closest Towns: Tofte or Grand Marais
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Outhouse (vault style)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Gunflint Ranger District  218-387-1750

General Information

Directions:

From MN 61 at Lutsen:

  • Turn left on Co 4 (Caribou Trail) and drive approx. 15 miles to FR 170.
  • Turn right on FR 170 and drive 3.5 miles to FR 158.
  • Turn right on FR 158 and drive 2 miles.
  • Cascade River Rustic Campground is on the right.

From Grand Marais:

  • Drive Co 12 (Gunflint Trail) north to Co 8.
  • Turn left on Co 8 and drive approx 4.5 miles to a fork with Co 57.
  • Bear left at the fork onto Co 57 and drive approx. 5 miles to a T with FR 158.
  • Turn right on FR 158 and Cascade River Rustic Campground is on the left almost immediately.

General Notes:

There is no garbage pick up at Cascade River.  Plan to pack out all your garbage, including fish remains from cleaning fish.


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