More Details on the Grand Marais Recreation Area

The Park Office is open daily May through mid October and Monday thru Friday November to May. Be sure and check-in, settle your balance and check-out through the office. The office also sells firewood, ice, RV supplies and is a wi-fi hotspot.

Campground Standards (a.k.a. the Rules and Regulations):

  • Check-In is anytime after 1 PM; Check-Out is no later then Noon.

  • All rents must be paid in advance.

  • No refunds on early checkouts.

  • Weekly and Monthly rates available at initial registration only. Sorry, no retroactive rates.

  • Permission from the office is required prior to moving to a different site.

  • No site alterations - We want you to feel at home, but not that at home.

  • Drop-in sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In fairness to all, no saving or holding sites is allowed. The camper and person occupying the site must be present to register for a drop-in site.

  • Drop-in sites must renew for additional nights by the last paid night. Drop-ins are sold starting at 8 AM each morning, pending availability. 

  • Pets must be leashed (six feet or less), picked up after and never left unattended. 

  • Sewer rings are required to hook up to our sewer system. Rings are sold at the office.

  • No dumping of gray water on the ground.

  • We are not liable for loss, theft, injury or damage to people or property.

  • Fish cleaning facilities are located near the marina; clean your fish there and not in your site.

  • Quiet Time is 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. Please be considerate of your neighbors.

  • If you are asked to leave, we are unable to provide a refund.

  • One RV and one tent per RV site, 2 tents are allowed on tent sites - max. 6 people per site.

  • If you are under 18, you must camp with a parent / guardian.

  • You're on vacation; relax and drive slowly, it keeps everyone safe and sound.

  • No collecting. Take only photos, leave only footprints.

  • Purchase firewood from the office. No outside wood is allowed unless it is State certified.

  • Emergency phone for Fire, Police and Ambulance is 911

  • For trouble after-hours call local law enforcement:  218-387-3030

  • In the event of severe weather, tune to local radio 90.7 WTIP

  • It is our policy to protect the health and well-being of our guests, staff and mother nature.

Campground Amenities:


  • The recreation area features 4 modern bathhouses with hot water showers and flush toilets.​

  • Recycling bins available near bath houses and the Park Office​

  • Rec Hall and Harborside Pavilion available for picnics and socials.

  • Sweetheart's Bluff Nature Area - 20 acres of country in the city, including the Lake Loop Trail for barrier-free access to the woods and big lake and the Overlook Trail for stunning views of the village.​

  • The Gitchi-Gami State Bike Trail runs along the north side of the campground, extending into downtown to the east and up the hill, out of town, to the west. Currently a 3-mile section is complete, with upcoming plans to continue westward to Cascade River State Park.​

  • Ball field for playing your favorite sport or taking in one of the many league games during the summer.​

  • Playground for the kids and an adjacent basketball court and horseshoe pit.​

  • Public water access boat ramp and amble parking for your truck/trailer.​

  • All RV campsites offer 20 & 30 Amp service, with many also offering 50 Amp electrical service ​

  • RV dump station for guests and off the road travelers​

  • Complimentary wi-fi is available 24/7 in and around the Park Office.

Additional Facilities:

The Recreation Hall (Rec Hall) adjacent to the playground is available for day use and rental. The building offers roughly 1300 square feet of space; a full kitchen with serving window, refrigerator, microwave and sinks; bathroom; 8 big folding tables and 50 folding chairs. An open-air picnic pavilion on the harbor is also available for campers day use or exclusive rental. The pavilion features a fire cauldron, elevated grill and picnic tables

Day use of these facilities for registered campers is FREE, however exclusive use for extended days requires a fee of $30/day. The Rec Hall and pavilion is also available for rental to non-campers: $30/day for social and community events & $50/day "for-profit" events (sales, classes, etc.)