Whiteface Reservoir Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Sandy beach at Whiteface Campground

This campground is on the northern shore of the Whiteface Reservoir and is surrounded by a mix of aspen, spruce, balsam, and pine trees. The Whiteface Reservoir is popular for walleye fishing.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for winter.
Reservations: Some sites are reservable through National Recreation Reservation Service's Whiteface Reservoir Campground page.
Fees See Campground Fee Table.
Restrictions: Maximum of 9 people per site. There is space for 1 vehicle and 1 towed vehicle (such as a boat trailer). Additional vehicles at the site require additional half fee and must park on the spur. No vehicles may park on the grass or where they impede traffic. ATVs not allowed.
Closest Towns: Hoyt Lakes, MN
Water: Solar Powered Wells
Restroom: Outhouse with electricity (Vault style)
Operated By: Concessionaire, located in site #42
Information Center: Laurentian Ranger District, 218-453-8650

General Information


From Aurora

  • Take Cty Rd.100 south for 5 miles to Cty. Rd. 99.
  • Continue on Cty Rd. 99 for 6 miles to Cty. Rd. 16.
  • Turn Left on Cty Rd. 16 for 4.4 miles.
  • Turn right on UT Road 9236 for 3 miles to Whiteface.

From Two Harbors

  • Go north on Cty. Rd. 2 for 25 miles.
  • Turn left on Lake Cty. Rd. 15 (F.H.11) for 12 miles (Lake Cty. 15 becomes St. Louis Cty. 16).
  • Turn right on Forest Road 425 for 0.5 miles.
  • Turn left on Forest Road 778 for 1 mile.

General Notes:

This campground also has a picnic area, swimming beach, boat launch, 2 accessible fishing decks, playground area, 2 ½ miles of hiking trails and a small campground store.

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 52 campsites (some with electricity), includes 12 long-term campsites (over 14 days)

RV Camping

Sites are pull-in and not specifically designed for RVs. Most can accommodate a moderately sized vehicle. Several sites have electricity.

Group Camping

Group site is located north of the boat launch. 

No. of Sites 1 group site

Dispersed Camping

There are 2 dispersed sites on Whiteface Reservoir. Sites are accessible by boat. There are 2 boat launches on south end and 1 on north end of the lake. 

Please use facilities provided such as fire rings, tent pads, and latrines. 

Fees: None required.
Reservation info: First-come, first-served. 


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