Frear Lake Backcountry Campsites


Frear Lake is part of the Timber-Frear Canoe Route.  It has one backcountry site accessible from the lake which is accessed by paddling and portaging from the Whitefish Lake carry down access.

For full information on the canoe route, visit the Whitefish Lake Rustic Campground and Timber - Frear Area  page.

At a Glance

Reservations: You can not reserve a backcountry campsite.
Fees There is no fee at backcountry campsites.
Restrictions: Maximum of nine people per site at backcountry sites.
Closest Towns: Tofte
Water: No potable water available – lake water must be treated.
Restroom: Wilderness latrine
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Tofte Ranger District 218-663-8060

General Information


See the Whitefish Lake Rustic Campground and Timber - Frear Area page.

General Notes:

Be sure to pack out all your garbage, including fish remains from cleaning fish.


Parking is at the Whitefish Lake Rustic Campground.


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

Access to the 2 backcountry sites on this lake is via paddling and portaging from the carry down access in Whitefish Rustic Campground.  Use a Forest Map to locate campsites and accesses. (You can purchase a map on line or at any of the District offices or by mail.)  For information on backcountry campsites, see the Dispersed Camping page.

Usage: A few reminders:  Use areas provided for tents and fires, hang food packs, put your fire out each time you leave your campsite, treat or boil all water, wash yourself and dishes at least 150ft from any body of water, pack out all garbage and Leave No Trace.


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Nature Viewing

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Water Activities

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