Owen Lake Campground and Day-Use Area 

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Owen Lake Campground and Day-Use Area
Owen Lake Campground Rd
Effie, MN 56639
(866) 857-2757 (Toll Free)

From Bigfork take Scenic Hwy. (Co.Rd. 7) southeast 10 mi. to Co.Rd. 340; turn left (east) about 7 mi. to Co.Rd. 52; turn left (northeast) and follow signs 2 mi.

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Located in George Washington State Forest on Owen Lake, managed by Scenic State Park. The campground is considered "primitive," designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, and table. In addition, vault toilets, one dumpster, and drinking water are available. All sites are on a first come, first served basis for a fee.
This state forest campground is nestled under a healthy stand of red pines on the lake's western shore.

Hours & Dates

Open Season (May 1 - November 30)

  • 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
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day. Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily November through March, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily April through October. Call Ctr closed holidays.


  • Daily camping maximum: $14.00
  • Daily camping minimum: $14.00
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