Eighteen Lake Rustic Campground


Eighteen Lake Rustic Campground provides three campsites and a picnic area under red pines on the shore of Eighteen Lake.  A trail around the lake and a carry down boat access make this a wonderful spot to spend a weekend in the woods.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is not plowed; snow may limit access to outhouses.
Reservations: This campground does not accept reservations.
Fees There is no fee at rustic campgrounds.
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 and must park on the spur.  No vehicles may park on the grass or where they impede traffic.
Closest Towns: Isabella
Water: No potable water available – lake water must be treated.
Restroom: Outhouse (vault style)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Isabella Area (Tofte Ranger District) 218-323-7722

General Information


Eighteen Lake Rustic Campground is located east of Isabella on Forest Road 369 (Trappers Lake Road)

  • From MN 61 at Illgen City, turn north on MN 1.  Drive approximately 23 miles to Isabella.
  • At Isabella, MN 1 takes a sharp left.  Instead of following MN 1, turn right onto Forest Road 172 (Wanless Road).  Drive 1 mile to FR 369 (Trappers Lake Rd).
  • Turn left on FR 369.  Drive two miles to Eighteen Lake Rd.
  • Turn left on Eighteen Lake Rd.  

The campground is at the end of the road, about 1/2 mile.

General Notes:

In addition to the campground, there is a loop trail around Eighteen Lake, a picnic area, and a carry down boat access.  There is no garbage pick up at Eighteen Lake Rustic Campground.  Plan to pack out all your garbage, including fish remains from cleaning fish.

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