Ninemile Lake Campground

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Ninemile Lake Campground

Ninemile Lake Campground is  perfect for people wanting to do some exploring while camping.  A boat ramp leads to Ninemile Lake, complete with islands and hidden bays.  For birders and hikers, there is a five mile unmaintained hiking trail through boreal hardwoods beginning across the road from the campground entrance.  North of the campground on County 7 is access to Echo Lake, a portage access to Goldeneye Lake, and slightly further north is access to the Crooked Lake Canoe Route 

Downloadable information and map.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Fee season has started.
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: Finland, Tofte, Silver Bay
Water: Solar powered faucet
Restroom: Outhouse (vault style)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Tofte Ranger District  218-663-8060

General Information

General Notes:

Ninemile Lake can be accessed from a boat ramp with trailer parking at the campground.  It is a lake with islands and good fishing.  There are additional nearby lakes that have carry down accesses.  A five mile long unmaintained hiking trail starts across Co 7 from the campground. Portions of the trail may be difficult to follow and there may be deadfalls across the path.  It is recommended only for experienced hikers who should bring adequate topo maps and a compass.

The campground also has a trail linking campsites at the lake shore, a picnic area, and a campground host through the summer.


Some ADA accessible campsites.


Ninemile Lake Campground is off County Road 7, northwest of Schroeder and northeast of Finland.

  • From MN 61, at Schroeder, turn on Co.1 (Cramer Rd.)
  • Follow Co.1 (it will turn to Co.8) about 10 miles to Co.7.
  • Turn right on Co.7, and go 4 miles.
  • The campground entrance is on the left.
  • Alternatively, from MN 61 north of Silver Bay, take MN 1 to Finland.
  • In Finland, take Co. 7 to Ninemile Lake on left.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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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.

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 24


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Nature Viewing

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