Fall Lake Campground


Entrance to Fall Lake Campground.

The Fall Lake Campground is located on the shore of Fall Lake and is nestled among pine, aspen and fir trees that provide privacy screening between most campsites. Part of Fall Lake north of the campground lies within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) where permits are required (see below). The rest of the lake to the southwest is open to unrestricted boating. 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is in non-fee status for the winter. No fee required, no potable water, no garbage pick up. Campground is not plowed, snow may limit access to outhouses.
Reservations: Some sites are reservable through National Recreation Reservation Service's Fall Lake Campground page
Fees See Campground Fee Table.    
Permit Info:  Part of Fall Lake north of the campground lies within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Permits are required in the BWCAW. 
Restrictions: Maximum of 9 people per site. There is space for 1 vehicle and 1 towed vehicle (such as a boat trailer). Additional vehicles at the site require additional half fee and must park on the spur. No vehicles may park on the grass or where they impede traffic. ATVs not allowed.
Closest Towns: Ely, MN
Water: Electric powered faucets
Restroom: Flush toilets, showers
Operated By: Concessionaire, located in sites #1 and #64, 218-365-2963 (May – October)
Information Center: Kawishiwi Ranger District, 218-365-7600

General Information


All shower buildings are accessible.


Fall Lake Campground is located about 6 miles east of Ely.

  • Go east on Highway 160 for 4.5 miles (Highway 169 becomes County Road 18).

  • Turn left on County Road 182 and continue for 1.5 miles.

General Notes:

This campground also has a swimming beach, playground, picnic area, canoe landing, store with canoe rental and firewood, and 1 ½ mile hiking trail to a viewing platform.

Recreation Map

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