Kimball Lake Campground

Kimball Lake Campground

Kimball Lake Campground is a small campground that is excellent for people who want to camp and fish.  Kimball Lake is a small state-managed trout lake stocked with rainbow trout.  Because of this special designation, anglers are required to have a fishing license with a trout stamp.

A non-maintained trail circles the lake for shore casting.

Adjacent Mink Lake has a sand swimming beach and barrier free fishing pier.

Downloadable information and map.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No fee, but no water or garbage collection. Campground is not plowed, outhouses not maintained. Camp at own risk.
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: Grand Marais
Water: Solar powered faucet
Restroom: Outhouse (vault style)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Gunflint Ranger District 218-387-1750

General Information


There are accessible campsites at Kimball Lake and a barrier free fishing pier located at nearby Mink Lake.


Kimball Lake campground is located about 12 miles north of Grand Marais on Kimball Lake.

  • From MN 61, turn north on County Road 12 (Gunflint Trail).
  • Follow Cty 12 10.7 miles to Forest Road 140(Trout Lake Rd).
  • Turn right on FR 140
  • Continue 2 miles to campground entrance on right.

General Notes:

This campground has a picnic area, boat launch, and fishing access trail.  Additionally, there is a swimming beach and accessible fishing pier located at nearby Mink Lake.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • 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 10

RV Camping

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.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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