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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 rates are 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. You must register for a drop-in site at the Park Office prior to occupying.

  • 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. We do not project availability of drop-in sites.

  • 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. Use the dump station.

  • 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.

  • Speaking of quiet - We do not allow the use of generators on any of our sites. 

  • 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 are available near bath houses and the Park Office​

  • A Rec Hall and 2 harborside pavilions 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, parallel to Hwy 61 and connects east to downtown and west to Cutface Creek rest stop.​

  • 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 hoop and horseshoe pit.​

  • Parkside public water access boat ramp with 2 docks 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 complimentary for guests and $5 for off the road travelers​

  • A wi-fi hotspot 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. Two, open-air picnic pavilions are on the harbor and also available for campers and boaters day use or exclusive rental. The larger pavilion features a fire cauldron, elevated grill and picnic tables. The smaller pavilion at the marina features 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 pavilions are also available for rental to non-campers: $30/day for social and community events & $50/day "for-profit" events (sales, classes, etc.)

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