Knife Island Campground

Contact Information

Knife Island Campground
234 County Road 61
Esko, MN 55733

From the south: Interstate 35 to exit 239. 1/2 mile North on Rt. 45. Turn right on County Road 61 at the light. Immediately after the bridge, turn right.

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Knife Island Campground is set in a natural state, with wooded areas throughout the sites. It affords a fantastic geological classroom with the slate rock formations caused by the glaciers. It is a historical landmine, and due to these facts, we do not allow any of these rock outcrops to be disturbed. We also do not allow any digging or burying of refuse, or the use of metal detectors. We want to insure that the natural beauty and historical enhancements are here and undisturbed for future generations to view and enjoy. We would also like to remind our guests that although we are nestled between a major freeway and highway, wildlife is in abundance

Hours & Dates

Open Season (May 1 - December 31)

  • 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
Call for actual closing date.
Check out time 11am.


  • Daily camping maximum: $27.00
  • Daily camping minimum: $18.00
  • Weekly camping minimum: $140.00

All sites are priced per two people, each additional person is $3.50 extra per night, children 2 and under are free, limit of 2 vehicles per campsite. Call for monthly rates.

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