Ninemile Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Ninemile Lake Campground

Ninemile Lake Campground is  perfect for people wanting to do some exploring while camping.  A boat ramp leads to Ninemile Lake, complete with islands and hidden bays.  For birders and hikers, there is a trail through boreal hardwoods beginning across the road from the campground entrance with 0.5 miles of maintained trail and 4.5 miles of unmaintained hiking trail.  Advanced wayfinding and backcountry navigation skills are necessary for the unmaintained portion.  North of the campground on County 7 is access to Echo Lake, a portage access to Goldeneye Lake, and slightly further north is access to the Crooked Lake Canoe Route 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground, picnic sites and restrooms closed until further notice. Trail and boat ramps open.
Reservations: This campground does not accept reservations.
Fees See Campground Fee Table.
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 require additional half fee and must park on the spur.  No vehicles may park on the grass or where they impede traffic.
Closest Towns: Finland, Tofte, Silver Bay
Water: Solar powered faucet
Restroom: Outhouse (vault style)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Tofte Ranger District  218-663-8060

General Information

General Notes:

Ninemile Lake can be accessed from a boat ramp with trailer parking at the campground.  It is a lake with islands and good fishing.  There are additional nearby lakes that have carry down accesses.  A hiking trail starts across Co 7 from the campground. The initial 0.5 miles of trail is maintained, followed by an unmaintained 4.5 mile loop.  The unmaintained portion of the trail is difficult to follow and there may be deadfalls across the path.  This portion is recommended only for experienced hikers with advanced wayfinding and backcountry navigation skills who should bring adequate topo maps and a compass.

The campground also has a trail linking campsites at the lake shore, a picnic area, and a campground host through the summer.


Some ADA accessible campsites.


Ninemile Lake Campground is off County Road 7, northwest of Schroeder and northeast of Finland.

  • From MN 61, at Schroeder, turn on Co.1 (Cramer Rd.)
  • Follow Co.1 (it will turn to Co.8) about 10 miles to Co.7.
  • Turn right on Co.7, and go 4 miles.
  • The campground entrance is on the left.
  • Alternatively, from MN 61 north of Silver Bay, take MN 1 to Finland.
  • In Finland, take Co. 7 to Ninemile Lake on left.

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