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
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Campground water systems are shut off for winter and garbage service suspended. Please take your garbage home with you! Roads and access to outhouses are not plowed in winter.|
|Reservations:||Some sites are reservable through Recreation.gov.|
|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:||Superior National Forest, Tofte Ranger District|
|Information Center:||Tofte Ranger District Email | Call | Address | Webpage|
General InformationGeneral 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 may have a campground host.
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
- Please use facilities provided such as fire rings, tent pads, and latrines.
- Dispose of waste in containers provided.
- Water faucets are for drinking water only, do not use as wash areas.
- Noise limits enforced, respect your fellow campers.
|No. of Sites||24|
Sites are pull-in and not specifically designed for RVs. Most can accommodate a moderately sized vehicle, some may not be suitable for an RV.
Lake and Pond Fishing
The Ninemile Lake Hiking Trail trailhead is across from the campground entrance. The initial 0.5 miles of trail is maintained, followed by a 4.5 mile unmaintained loop. Hikers using the unmaintained portion need advanced wayfinding and backcountry navigation skills and will encounter long brushed over trail segments and deadfalls across the trail. A compass and topo map are necessary.