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Superior National Forest Camping Update 2022

Well, winter sprang into summer, and here we are! Anyone making plans to go camping?

1854 has updated the Superior National Forest Camping Information for the 2022 Season.

Following last year’s wildfires, there is only one campground closed due to burn damage - McDougal Lake Campground. Updates such as closures and/or restrictions, are listed on the Alerts and Notices page of the USFS Superior National Forest webpage. It is recommend to call ahead to the Range Station overseeing specific campground destinations for conditions before going out on the Forest, especially the BWCA Wilderness:

  • Gunflint Ranger Station: (218) 387-1750

  • Kawishiwi Ranger Station: (218) 365-7600

  • LaCroix Ranger Station: (218) 666-0020

  • Laurentian Ranger Station: (218) 453-8650

  • Tofte Ranger Station: (218) 663-8060

Reminder: Bois Forte and Grand Portage band members can camp at Superior National Forest campgrounds listed below without paying camping fees. 

NEW IN 2022: NO fees will be charged to Grand Portage or Bois Forte enrollees when reserving campgrounds ahead of time. Reservations can be made via the online system or by calling: 1-877-444-6777. If reserving online, please select the “Apply Discount” button when checking. If reserving via telephone, indicate that you are a band member to avoid being charged fees. *Campsite usage by “drop in” (daily) is still free for enrollees as before. Campers must have their 1854 or Tribal identification card on their person and provide their ID number and Band affiliation on campsite registration forms.

Superior National Forest campgrounds available for band member use without fees: 

  • Birch Lake 

  • Cadotte Lake  

  • Crescent Lake

  • Divide Lake

  • Devil Track Lake

  • East Bearskin Lake

  • Echo Lake

  • Fall Lake

  • Fenske Lake

  • Flour Lake

  • Iron Lake

  • Jeanette Lake

  • Kimball Lake

  • Little Isabella River

  • McDougal Lake

  • Ninemile Lake

  • Pfeiffer Lake

  • Sawbill Lake

  • S. Kawishiwi River

  • Temperance River

  • Trail’s End

  • Two Island Lake

  • Whiteface Reservoir

Information and updates for each individual campground can be found here:

Miigwech Forest Service for working to make this change and maintaining trust responsibilities!

  Campsite on Lake Jeanette

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'Agaaming Aki' (the land across the water)