Two Island Lake Campground

Two Island Lake Campground

Two Island Lake Campground is near Grand Marais, but off the beaten path.  It offers the services of a fee campground with water, toilets, and trash containers, plus a boat ramp on a lake filled with walleye, smallmouth bass and northerns.

For an even more secluded camping or canoeing experience, the nearby Twin Lakes Canoe Route offers backcountry canoeing and campsites similar to those in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.  See the Camping and Twin Lakes Canoe Route information sheets for more details.

The Eagle Mountain Hiking Trail is four miles to the west of Two Islands and provides a hike into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the top of Minnesota’s tallest peak, Eagle Mountain.  A trail map with more information about travel in a wilderness area is available.

Downloadable information and map.

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: This campground does not accept reservations.
  • Single Site: $18/night
  • Premium Site: $20/night
Premium single site: Fee for single site with premium feature(s) such as water access, view, etc.
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 Email | Call | Address | Webpage

General Information


Campsites are available which meet accessibility standards.


Two Island Lake Campground is about 15 mi northwest of Grand Marais.

  • From MN 61 in Grand Marais, follow County Road 12 (Gunflint Trail) 3.7 mi north to Co. 8.
  • Turn left and continue 6 mi to Co. 27.
  • Turn right on 27 and continue 4 miles to the campground entrance.

General Notes:
  • Picnic area
  • Boat launch and parking
  • Twin Lakes canoe route nearby
  • Eagle Mountain trail nearby

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 38

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.