Chippewa National Forest & Campgrounds200 Ash Ave NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
The Chippewa National Forest is located in north-central Minnesota. Forest communities include Deer River, Blackduck, Marcell, Walker and Cass Lake. Campgrounds are located throughout the Forest!Get Directions
Camping in the Chippewa National Forest can range from a starry night in the backcountry to a developed campground with paved bike trails and hot showers. Chippewa National Forest has 21 campgrounds and 100 backcountry camping sites. Developed Campground facilities vary from sites with electricity and running water to rustic campgrounds with vault toilets and hand pump water wells. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring and tent pad. Sites are open for both tent and RV sites. Backcountry sites can be accessed by foot, boat or car. Campers choose the experience! Visitors can camp throughout the year, but note that most developed campgrounds are open May thru September, with three campgrounds open into mid-October.
Hours & Dates
Campground Open Season (May 1 - October 1)
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Daily camping maximum: $26.00
- Daily camping minimum: $14.00
For a fee, reservations may be made in advance at some of the campgrounds in the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) by calling 1-877-444-6777. Reservations can also be made at www.recreation.gov. Fees are charged only in developed campgrounds.
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Children's programs (scheduled, supervised)
- Located on a lake or river
- Bike trail
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Snowmobile trail (groomed)
- Swimming beach
- Air quality improvements
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
- Camping accessible to people with disabilities
- Flush toilets in campground
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Pull-through sites
- Secluded campsites
- State & National Forest Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
The area is just so majestic and quiet. Traveling with teens from New Mexico and national forests ate pines from our area, so this is so different. They are in love with the simple beauty.
— Greg B, June 2, 2023
We stayed at the Stony Point Campground in the Chippewa National Forest. This campground is on Leech Lake which is part of Cass lake. They all seem to run together. The campground was nice. Lots of...
— TravelingBum52, August 5, 2022
Due to a surveying error, over 100 acres of forest were identified as being in a lake. As a result, the forest wasn’t logged and there is an area of old growth forest. It’s down a long dirt road with...
— MikeB1952, September 16, 2021
We usually stay in the Chippewa loop when we come here but have also stayed in the Wanaki loop. Chippewa has electric Wanaki doesn`t. This is a very nice campground, we stayed at...
— greg m, May 28, 2018
Following the recommendations above, we went to the Lost Forty. It was truly a marvelous site, but about an hour from Cass Lake for a 1/4 mile loop hike. I consider it an opportunity of a lifetime...
— lmgrffth, July 19, 2017