Temperance River Campground


Temperance River Campground

The Temperance River Campground is a small campground easily reached from the Sawbill Trail (Cook County 2).  It provides pine-shaded campsites nestled in a bend of the Temperance River and offers access to trout fishing in the Temperance and mountain biking a large network of Forest Service roads.  The roads shown in the map vary in condition and levels of vehicle travel.  Bikers should obtain a current Superior National Forest map before setting out.

Downloadable information and map.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No fee, but no water or garbage pick-up.
Reservations: This campground does not accept reservations.
Fees See Campground Fee Table.
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: Tofte
Water: Solar powered faucet
Restroom: Outhouse (vault style)
Operated By: Concessionaire 218-663-7150
Information Center: Tofte Ranger District 218-663-8060

General Information

General Notes:

This small campground has access to trout fishing (trout stamp required on fishing license) in the Temperance River, and is near many Forest Roads which can be used for biking.


Temperance River Campground is located on Lake County 2 (Sawbill Trail), 12 miles north of Tofte.

  • From MN 61 at Tofte, turn north on County 2, (Sawbill Trail).
  • Follow Co 2 about 12 miles to the Temperance River Campground .
  • The campground entrance is on the left.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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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 9

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.


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