Fenske Lake Campground

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Campsite at the Fenske Lake Campground with natural steps descending to the tent area.

The Fenske Lake Campground is a small, remote campground with large, majestic pine trees. It is an ideal base camp from which to explore the area by fishing, hiking, sightseeing and back country canoeing. 

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At a Glance

Reservations: Some sites are reservable through National Recreation Reservation Service's Fenske Lake 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: Ely, MN
Water: Solar Powered Well
Restroom: Outhouse (vault style)
Operated By: Concessionaire, host located next to fee station, 480-737-0417
Information Center: Kawishiwi Ranger District, 218-365-7600

General Information


Fenske Lake Campground is located about 10 miles north of Ely.

  • From Ely go east on State Highway 169 for 1 mile.

  • Turn left onto County Road 88 for 2 miles.

  • Turn right on the Echo Trail (County Road 116) for 7 miles to the campground entrance on right. 

General Notes:

The campground also has a fishing pier, historic log pavilion, small picnic area, swimming beach, boat launch, and 1 mile hiking trail.

Recreation Map

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