Gunflint Lake

This is one of our Backcountry sites which is a near- wilderness single party site and is accessible only by foot or boat. These sites are first come, first served. There are 6 sites on this lake, each have a fire grate, a latrine and may have a picnic table. A few reminders: Hang food packs, put your fire out each time you leave your campsite, treat or boil all water, wash yourself and dishes at least 150ft from any body of water, pack out all garbage and Leave No Trace. Use a Forest Map to locate campsites and accesses. 

At a Glance

Open Season: 15 April
Restrictions: • Only use facilities that are provided for fires, tents, and waste. Do not make additional fire rings, tent pads, or cat holes. • You will need to pack out your garbage.• Nine people per site limit, group sites are available at some sites.
Closest Towns: Grand Marais
Water: None
Restroom: Pit
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Gunflint Ranger District Email | Call | Address | Webpage


Dispersed Camping

Access to the 6 sites is a boat ramp on the South end of the lake.

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