North Lake

This is one of our Backcountry sites which is a near- wilderness single party site and is accessible only by foot or boat. These sites are first come, first served. There are 6 sites on this lake, each have a fire grate, a latrine and may have a picnic table. A few reminders: 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. Use a Forest Map to locate campsites and accesses. (You can purchase a map on line at or at any of the District offices or by mail.) This lake may be a part of or has portage or waterway access into the BWCAW. When portaging or paddling out of this lake and into another you’ll want to check to see if you’ll be entering into the BWCAW. Permits are always required while traveling in the BWCAW. If traveling for the day by paddle or foot you can use a self issued permit found at any Ranger District office or at the kiosk at the official entry point. Motor powered watercraft is permitted only on designated lakes. When traveling over night or using a motor please look at the BWCAW portion of this web site or take a look at the reservation site at for more information. Remember to Leave No Trace.

At a Glance

Open Season: 15 April
Restrictions: • Only use facilities that are provided for fires, tents, and waste. Do not make additional fire rings, tent pads, or cat holes. • You will need to pack out your garbage.• Nine people per site limit, group sites are available at some sites.
Closest Towns: Grand Marais
Water: None
Restroom: Pit
Operated By: Forest Service


Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

Access to the 6 sites on this lake is a Portage from Gunflint Lake via a boat ramp at the South West end of Gunflint Lake.