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Old 01-30-2016, 07:51 PM   #15
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Everything listed sounds awesome. My favorite Minnesota camping area is the Boundary Waters BWCA from Ely, MN to Canada where you canoe in and the North Shore of Lake Superior, north of Duluth, MN at State Parks. It starts to get cold after labor day, enough to wear long underwear, hats, gloves, layers and light down jackets. I camp alone mostly because my husband is an urban farmer, so he's busy Spring - Fall. I have a blast meeting wonderful campers. In addition to my Scamp, I have a pop-up, which I am starting to love. Haven't been brave enough to try remote State Forests by myself. I'm a fan of electricity because I never bring propane tanks.
What campgrounds are your favorites north of Duluth? I only know Grand Marais and Grand Portage and have seen a couple of others on that route. I also wonder which ones are good into Canada along Superior.
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What campgrounds are your favorites north of Duluth? I only know Grand Marais and Grand Portage and have seen a couple of others on that route. I also wonder which ones are good into Canada along Superior.
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100 miles straight north of Duluth is Ely Minnesota. 10 miles to the south is our second favorite, Bearhead State Park. Great private campsites and awesome eagle watching. If you go 8 miles NW of Ely you hit our favorite, Fall Lake Campground. It is situated right on the entrance to the Boundry Waters. We will often pack a light lunch and do a quick 1 hour kayak to visit the Indian petroglyphs in the cliffs visible only from the water.

I should also mention Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and Gooseberry Falls State Park if you want to remain on Lake Superior. Reservations are a must for these two. If you google either one you will quickly see why.
All are spectacular! A great finish to any trek up the North Shore is dinner or tea at the Naniboujou Lodge.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:37 PM   #17
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100 miles straight north of Duluth is Ely Minnesota. 10 miles to the south is our second favorite, Bearhead State Park. Great private campsites and awesome eagle watching. If you go 8 miles NW of Ely you hit our favorite, Fall Lake Campground. It is situated right on the entrance to the Boundry Waters. We will often pack a light lunch and do a quick 1 hour kayak to visit the Indian petroglyphs in the cliffs visible only from the water.

I should also mention Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and Gooseberry Falls State Park if you want to remain on Lake Superior. Reservations are a must for these two. If you google either one you will quickly see why.
All are spectacular! A great finish to any trek up the North Shore is dinner or tea at the Naniboujou Lodge.
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I do like Split Rock but do not think I have seen Gooseberry Falls SP campground. Can't beat the Naniboujou. What a place with the Cree paintings and huge stone fireplace. Love the food. Stayed several times. I believe a Bearhead photo is on one of our windshields for the state pass one year. I have been to the area plenty but not with a trailer so don't know many of the campgrounds. Thank you for the info. Will have to make Ely some time.
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My favorite is Tettegouche State Park in Silver Bay half way to Grand Marais. I love the private sites. My sister and friend love Temperance State Park in Lutsen (I think) which is 30 mins. north of Tettegouche? Tettegouche has hike in sites overlooking Superior, cart in sites and regular electric sites. Also, there is only one bathroom (spotless) and one place to get water. You have to stop at Palisades overlook before Tettegouche. Temperance has beach sites in non-electric area really cool. Both have beaches and/or places to swim in the rivers. Temperance is great if you like camping with friends or getting close to your neighbors. Tettegouche is great for solitude. The hiking is amazing at both campgrounds, waterfalls, overlooks, biking etc. Cascade State Park is wonderful with great hiking too and closer to Grand Marais. They recently went to half electric. The 3 above have more difficult hiking if you so desire. Haven't stayed at Gooseberry, because no electric and it's full every weekend because it's closer to Twin Cities and it's huge, so noisy, but a great waterfall. Hope this helps somewhat. I haven't checked out the non-electric state parks on the Northshore.
State park map: Minnesota DNR
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Forgot to mention Bear Head. Love it. Husband went to Fall Lake and said it was great. Also, Jay Cooke is great if you don't want to go as far as Duluth, but you get the great rock hiking and the swing bridge that has washed out twice.
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My favorite is Tettegouche State Park in Silver Bay half way to Grand Marais. I love the private sites. My sister and friend love Temperance State Park in Lutsen (I think) which is 30 mins. north of Tettegouche? Tettegouche has hike in sites overlooking Superior, cart in sites and regular electric sites. Also, there is only one bathroom (spotless) and one place to get water. You have to stop at Palisades overlook before Tettegouche. Temperance has beach sites in non-electric area really cool. Both have beaches and/or places to swim in the rivers. Temperance is great if you like camping with friends or getting close to your neighbors. Tettegouche is great for solitude. The hiking is amazing at both campgrounds, waterfalls, overlooks, biking etc. Cascade State Park is wonderful with great hiking too and closer to Grand Marais. They recently went to half electric. The 3 above have more difficult hiking if you so desire. Haven't stayed at Gooseberry, because no electric and it's full every weekend because it's closer to Twin Cities and it's huge, so noisy, but a great waterfall. Hope this helps somewhat. I haven't checked out the non-electric state parks on the Northshore.
State park map: Minnesota DNR
That is all good to know, Brenda. We have solar but doubt it would help us at a place like Magney SP which I think is wooded in so I wonder about these others. They have to be better on that. I will have to check some of these out. We have stayed at Jay Cooke. I am interested in Temperance as know where that is. Thanks!
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