Toohey Lake Rustic Campground


Toohey Lake Rustic Campground is a seven site campground with a boat launch and trailer parking.  It is right off of a well traveled forest road, making for easy access.

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 must park on the spur.  No vehicles may park on the grass or where they impede traffic.
Closest Towns: Tofte
Water: No potable water available – lake water must be treated.
Restroom: Outhouse (vault style)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Tofte Ranger District 218-663-8060

General Information


From MN 61 in Tofte:

  • Take Co 2 (Sawbill Trail) 15 miles north to FR 170 (The Grade).
  • Turn left on FR 170 and drive 5 miles to Toohey Lake.

Toohey Lake Rustic Campground is directly off FR 170 on the right.

General Notes:

Toohey Lake Rustic Campground has a boat launch, dock, and parking for trailers.  It is an easily accessed lake on a well maintained gravel road which follows the grade of an old railroad.

There is no garbage pick up at Toohey Lake Rustic Campground.  Plan to pack out all your garbage, including fish remains from cleaning fish.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

  • Please use facilities provided such as fire rings, tent pads, and latrines.
  • Pack out all waste, do not burn paper or other garbage.
  • Water from lakes must be treated, boiled, or filtered before use.
  • Noise limits enforced, respect your fellow campers.  
No. of Sites

RV Camping

Sites are pull-in and not specifically designed for RVs.  Three of the seven sites are longer than 21 feet and may accommodate an RV.


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Water Activities

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