Section 29 Lake Rustic Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This small four site campground is on the shore of Section 29 Lake, which is of course located in section 29 of a township.  While it doesn't have the most romantic of names, this lake does have a boat ramp and walleyes and northern pike.  It is also only a short drive to several other small lakes, most with carry down access.

The northeast portion of Section 29 Lake was involved in the 2011 Pagami Creek Fire.  While open to the public, it is recommended that if you go on shore in the fire area, you exersize caution.  Many standing burnt trees are potential deadfalls, and impacts from walking can harm the delicate post fire soil and regenerating plants.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed until further notice
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 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) (area is unavailable) 218-323-7722

General Information


From Isabella on MN 1:

  • Turn right onto FR 172 (Wanless Rd).  Drive 1 mile.
  • Turn left onto FR 369 (Trappers Lake Rd.)  Drive 6 miles.
  • Stay on FR 369 by veering right at the fork with FR 373.  Continue 4 miles further on FR 369.  
  • Turn left on FR 366.  Drive 1.5 miles.  There is a fork partway down FR 366, stay to the right on the better traveled main road. 

The campground is on the left up a short access road.  

General Notes:

There is a drive down boat ramp at the campground.  There is no garbage pick up at Section 29 Lake Rustic Campground.  Plan to pack out all your garbage, including fish remains from cleaning fish.

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