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CAMPGROUND NAME: Cass Lake Loop

VISIT DATE: 08/27/1996

UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013

STATE: Minnesota

REGION: Eastern

RANGER DISTRICT: Blackduck

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cass Lake

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Cass Lake, MN, take US Rt. 2 east 3.7 miles to Norway Beach Recreation 
Area sign.  Turn left and go 0.2 miles to campground sign.  Turn left and go 0.2 
miles to another [small] campground sign.  Turn left and go 0.2 miles to 
campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,300 ft.

The campground, one of four in the Norway Beach Recreation Area, has a 
single loop on the southern shore of Cass Lake.  It offers a well-rounded 
family oriented camping experience.  Check fee board for the schedule of 
activities offered such as interpretive programs and special events.  Various 
pine trees, spruce, oak and maple provide ample shade.  Several campsites 
are located on lake shore, which also provides for mooring boats.  These 
campsites fill up fast.

The campground's boat ramp provides access to the interesting Star Island.  
Located in the middle of Cass Lake, Star Island is one of the forest's unique 
features.  Six miles of trails wind around the island and the 199-acre Lake 
Windigo.  Once advertised as a "curative place," Star Island receives 
accolades from its visitors.

A must visit is the Norway Beach Visitor Center.  This building, with its 
magnificent fireplace, is a monument to the talents and craftsmanship of 
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees.  Programs and displays in 
the Visitor Center depict Dakota and Ojibwe heritage, CCC contributions, 
and the area's flora and fauna.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 22 through September 4

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $21 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22
   
   Total Sites: 22

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 22
No. Grilles on Sites: 22
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 64'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel and most are about same size.  
The RV waste station is located near entrance to campground.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: Yes
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: Yes
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
Vault toilets are not wheelchair friendly; showers are wheelchair
friendly.

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): Yes
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Cass Lake is 15,596 acres.  The beach, large and sandy, is
located behind the visitors center.

HIKING
Nature trail meanders throughout Norway Beach Recreation Area 
(foot and mountain bike)
Migizi Trail (paved - foot and mountain bike) - 3 miles.
       Connects to a network of city, county and Forest Service trails

FISHING   
Northern and Muskie pike, perch, and walleye

CAMPGROUND NAME: Chippewa Loop VISIT DATE: 08/27/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Blackduck NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cass Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Cass Lake, MN, take US Rt. 2 east 3.7 miles to Norway Beach Recreation Area sign (Forest Rt. 2171). Turn left onto Rt. 2171 and go 1 mile to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,300 ft. The campground, in a stand of old growth red pine, has three loops on the southern shore of Cass Lake with some sites overlooking the Lake. With electric hookups at each campsite, it is one of four campgrounds in the Norway Beach Recreation Area. The campground offers a well-rounded family oriented camping experience. Check fee board for schedule of activities offered in the Norway Beach Recreation Area such as interpretive programs and special events. The campground's boat ramp provides access to the interesting Star Island. Located in the middle of Cass Lake, Star Island is one of the forest's unique features. Six miles of trails wind around the island and the 199-acre Lake Windigo. Once advertised as a "curative place," Star Island receives accolades from its visitors. A must visit is the Norway Beach Visitor Center. This building, with its magnificent fireplace, is a monument to the talents and craftsmanship of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees. Programs and displays depict Dakota and Ojibwe heritage, CCC contributions, and the area's flora and fauna. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 8 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day - single Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 46 Total Sites: 46 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 46 No. Grilles on Sites: 46 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 46 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 55' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and most are same size. To access the RV waste station, turn at the sign to Cass Lake Loop campground. Look for the waste station symbol. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Cass Lake is 15,596 acres. The beach is large and sandy and located behind the Visitor Center. HIKING Nature trail meanders throughout the Norway Beach Recreation Area. FISHING Walleye, Perch, Muskie and Northern pike

CAMPGROUND NAME: Clubhouse Lake VISIT DATE: 08/26/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Marcell NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Marcell RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Marcell, MN, take State Rt. 38 north 0.3 miles to County Rt. 45. Turn right onto Rt. 45 and go 5.2 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 2181). Turn left onto Rt. 2181 and go 1.5 miles to another campground sign (Forest Rt. 3758). Turn right onto Rt. 3758 and go 1.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,200 ft. The campground is composed of a bisected single loop on the western shore of Clubhouse Lake. Sites are in a stand of 200- year old Red and White pine. With excellent water quality, fishing and swimming are popular activities. Another feature is the Rice River Canoe Tour which begins at the nearby headwater of the Bigfork River at Clubhouse Lake. The campground is a peaceful treat. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 8 through October 16 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 43 Total Sites: 46 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 46 No. Grilles on Sites: 46 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 12' X 63' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There is a city-operated RV waste station with potable water located on Main Ave. behind Picaroon Saloon in Bigfork - fee is donation. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Clubhouse Lake is 207 acres. Grass and sandy beach. Boat landing is located « mile west of campground. HIKING - No FISHING Northern pike, Bass and panfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cut Foot Horse Camp VISIT DATE: 05/19/2000 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Deer River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Deer River RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Deer River, MN, take US Rt. 2 west 0.8 miles to State Rt. 46. Turn right onto Rt. 46 and go 20.8 miles to 3rd River Landing sign (Forest Rt. 2171/Third River Rd.). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 2171 (dirt) and go 1.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS The elevation is 1,350 ft. The campground, a bisected single loop and located in the Cut Foot Experimental Forest, winds through a mature stand of Red pine. It is primarily an equestrian camp jointly developed by the Forest Service and Minnesota Horse Council. Non-equestrian campers are welcome. Each site has a picket line. Manure pits are scattered throughout the campground. There is also a large gathering area with council ring. Oak, birch and other small deciduous trees comprise the middlestory and provide excellent privacy between campsites. Farley Lookout Tower is a one-half mile walk from the campground. Although there is no access to the tower, views from the location are excellent. The campground and trail system are considered by some to be the most scenic in the state. Gas, groceries, fishing tackle and hardware are available 4.4 miles north State Rt. 46 in Squaw Lake, MN. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 10 through October 16 NOTE: The campground will be temporarily closed July 10 through August 20. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 34 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 65' Comments: Most parking aprons are same size and are grass and gravel. There is an RV waste station, available for a fee, at the Lake Winnie campground (Corps of Engineers) on Lake Winnibigoshish. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Cut Foot Sioux National Recreation Trail (foot and horse) - 30 miles Provides access to 120 miles of additional trails. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Deer Lake VISIT DATE: 08/28/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Deer River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Deer River RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Deer River, MN, take US Rt. 2 west 0.8 miles to State Rt. 46. Turn right onto Rt. 46 and go 19.1 miles to Eagle Nest Rd. Turn left onto Eagle Nest Rd. (dirt and gravel) and go 3.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,43 0ft. The campground, composed of two loops (North Deer Lake and South Deer Lake), is separated by Biasuwah Creek on the west shore of Big Cut Foot Sioux Lake. Some sites in south loop overlook the lake while many sites in north loop are on shoreline. A dense stand of White and Red pines provide ample shade for most sites. A boat ramp is centrally located between the loops and provides lake access via Biauswah Creek The campground is a short distance from Lake Winnibigoshish and many other lakes. The Cut Foot Sioux Area with its non-motorized trails and good loon, osprey and bald eagle viewing opportunities, is also nearby. A thick middlestory provides good privacy between campsites. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 16 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 45 Total Sites: 46 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 46 No. Grilles on Sites: 46 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 65' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel and about same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Cut Foot Sioux Lake is 2,028 acres. The 53,425-acre Lake Winnibigoshish can be accessed from Cut Foot Sioux Lake. There are two sandy/grass beaches. Boat ramp is closest to south loop. Boats may be moored in north loop. HIKING Simpson Creek Trail System (non-motorized) - 13 miles FISHING Walleye, Bluegill, Rock bass, Northern pike and panfish.

CAMPGROUND NAME: East Seeyle Bay VISIT DATE: 08/28/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Deer River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Deer River RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Deer River, MN, take US Rt. 2 west 0.8 miles to State Rt. 46. Turn right onto Rt. 46 and go 19.1 miles to Eagle Nest Rd. Turn left onto Eagle Nest Rd. (dirt and gravel) and go 2.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,380 ft. This small campground is a single spur with no turn-around that stretches along the east side of Seeyle Point beside the Big Cut Foot Sioux Lake. Some campsites are adjacent to the lake. Red pine and birch provide ample shade. A thick middlestory gives good privacy between campsites. The 22-mile Cut Foot Sioux National Recreation Trail runs past the campground and up along Seelye Point. The campground is a short distance from Lake Winnibigoshish and many other lakes. The Cut Foot Sioux Area, with its non-motorized trails and good loon, osprey and bald eagle viewing opportunities, is also nearby. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 16 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass. With no turn-around, the campground is not travel trailer friendly. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Cut Foot Sioux Lake is 2,028 acres. The 53,425-acre Lake Winnibigoshish can be accessed from Cut Foot Sioux Lake. Beach is sandy. Boats can be moored at some campsites HIKING Simpson Creek Trail System (non-motorized) - 13 miles FISHING Walleye, Northern pike, panfish and Rock bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Knutson Dam VISIT DATE: 08/27/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Blackduck NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cass Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Cass Lake, MN, take US Rt. 2 east 5.7 miles to County Rt. 39. Turn left onto Rt. 39 and go north 5.4 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 2176). Turn right onto Rt. 2176 and go 0.7 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,300 ft. The campground, located where the Mississippi River and Cass Lake meet, is a single loop on the northeast shore of Cass Lake with manicured sites shaded by mature oak, spruce and pine. Known for its canoe access to the Mississippi River, this sweet little campground offers every campsite a view of the lake. The Knutson Dam was built by the Corps of Engineers and transferred to the Forest Service in 1926. Wildlife viewing is one of the highlightsof this campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 8 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are grass, gravel or paved and all are about the same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Cass Lake is 15,596 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Northern pike, Walleye, White sucker, Muskie and Yellow perch There is wheelchair friendly fishing pier.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mabel Lake VISIT DATE: 08/29/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Walker NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Remer RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Remer, MN, take State Rt. 200 west 7.3 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 2104). Turn right onto Rt. 2104 and go north 0.4 miles to "left arrow." Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,040 ft. The campground is a secluded, single loop campground on the eastern shore of Mabel Lake with a beautiful, sandy beach. Some sites overlook the lake. There is a foot trail from the campground to the boat ramp and swim beach. The surrounding forest is abundant with wildlife and the nearby Boy River is an excellent river to paddle and view eagles, osprey and waterfowl. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 22 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 14' X 73' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Mabel Lake is 186 acres. Beach is grassy. HIKING - No FISHING Sunfish and Walleye

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mosomo Point VISIT DATE: 08/28/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Deer River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Deer River RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Deer River, MN, take US Rt. 20 for 8 miles to State Rt. 46. Turn right onto Rt. 46 and go 18.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left onto dirt and gravel road and go 0.6 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,320 ft. This picturesque campground is a single loop in a stand of Red pines and a mixture of young hardwoods. The understory is manicured grass and the dense middlestory provides excellent privacy between campsites. Located on a peninsula surrounded by the Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake, Big Cut Foot Sioux Lake, and First River, the camp sites are either adjacent to water or have a view of water. The campground is a short distance from Lake Winnibigoshish and many other lakes. The Cut Foot Sioux Area with its non-motorized trails and good loon, osprey and bald eagle viewing opportunities, is also nearby. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 55' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Cut Foot Sioux Lake is 2,028 acres. The 53,425-acre Lake Winnibigoshish can be accessed from Cut Foot Sioux Lake. Excellent canoeing campground. Boat ramp is 0.25 miles south of campground. Boats can be moored along shoreline near some campsites. HIKING - No FISHING Northern pike, Walleye, Rock bass and panfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Noma Lake VISIT DATE: 08/26/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Blackduck NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bigfork RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Bigfork, MN, take State Rt. 38 north 0.9 miles to County Rt. 14. Turn left onto Rt. 14 and go 5.8 miles to State Rt. 6 (County Rt. 14). Turn left onto Rt. 6 and go 1 mile, again to County Rt. 14. Turn right onto Rt. 14 and go 9.7 miles to County Rt. 29. Turn right onto Rt. 29 and go 1 mile to County Rt. 31 (in Wirt). Turn right onto Rt. 31 and go 1.7 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,180 ft. The campground stretches along the western shore of Noma Lake and is surrounded by a stand of paper birch. Noma Lake offers good fishing for the beginner through expert angler. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 8 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 51' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and level. There is a city- operated RV waste station with potable water located on Main Ave. behind Picaroon Saloon in Bigfork - fee is donation. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Noma Lake is 55 acres. The campground is convenient to a county- owned boat ramp in Wirt on the south end of Noma Lake. HIKING - No Comments: The campground is convenient to lots of old roads for hiking and mountain biking. FISHING Panfish - a fish cleaning station is available.

CAMPGROUND NAME: North Star VISIT DATE: 08/26/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Marcell NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Marcell RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Marcell, MN, take State Rt. 38 south 3 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,220 ft. The campground is a bisected loop through a stand of young hardwood trees. A handful of campsites overlook North Star Lake and have direct access to the sandy swimming beach. The campground is adjacent to Highway 38, the Northwoods Scenic Byway, considered to have the best scenery in northern Minnesota. While North Star Lake is large enough for water skiing, the numerous sheltered bays and inlets provide excellent canoeing. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 8 through October 16 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day for single Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 36 Total Sites: 36 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 36 No. Grilles on Sites: 36 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Largest Parking Apron Size: 16.5' X 72' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel and level; some sites all grass. There is a city-operated RV waste station with potable water located on Main Ave. behind Picaroon Saloon in Bigfork - fee is donation. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: North Star Lake is 1,043 acres. Small grass and sand beach. HIKING - No FISHING Walleye, Crappie, Northern and Muskie pike, Bluegill and bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Norway Beach Loop VISIT DATE: 08/27/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Blackduck NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cass Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Cass Lake, MN, take US Rt. 2 east 3.7 miles to Norway Beach Recreation Area sign. Turn left and go 0.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,300 ft. The campground has two, unnamed loops along the shores of Cass Lake in majestic Red pines. One of four campgrounds in the Norway Beach Recreation Area, it is located in the original core of the Chippewa National Forest known as the Ten Section area. This campground may have the most character and personality in the Recreation Area. It offers a well-rounded family oriented camping experience. Some campsites have access to the lake; all campsites receive ample shade from a forest of mature Red pine and deciduous trees. Check fee board for schedule of activities offered in the Norway Beach Recreation Area such as interpretive programs and special events. The campground's boat ramp provides access to the interesting Star Island. Located in the middle of Cass Lake, Star Island is one of the forest's unique features. Six miles of trails wind around the island and the 199-acre Lake Windigo. Once advertised as a "curative place," Star Island receives accolades from its visitors. A must visit is the Norway Beach Visitor Center. This building, with its magnificent fireplace, is a monument to the talents and craftsmanship of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees. Programs and displays depict Dakota and Ojibwe heritage, CCC contributions, and the area's flora and fauna. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 22 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $21 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 53 Total Sites: 54 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 54 No. Grilles on Sites: 54 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 60' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and most are same size. To access the RV waste station, turn at the sign to Cass Lake Loop campground. Look for the waste station symbol. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Cass Lake is 15,596 acres. The beach is large and sandy and located behind the visitor center. HIKING Nature trail meanders throughout Norway Beach Recreation Area (foot and mountain bike) Migizi Trail (paved - foot and mountain bike) - 3 miles. Connects to a network of city, county and Forest Service trails FISHING Walleye, perch, Muskie and Northern pike

CAMPGROUND NAME: O-Ne-Gum-E VISIT DATE: 08/28/1996 UPDATE DATE: 10/22/2014 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Deer River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Deer River RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Deer River, MN, take US Rt. 20 for 8 miles to State Rt. 46. Turn right onto Rt. 46 and go 17 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,300 ft. Stretching along the west shore of Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake, this picturesque campground, a.k.a. Onegume, has three overlapping unnamed loops. Some sites are adjacent to the Lake and have small boat docks. Birch and Red pine provide ample shade and dense middlestory offers good privacy between campsites. The campground is a short distance from 53,000-acre Lake Winnibigoshish and many other lakes. The Cut Foot Sioux Area with its non-motorized trails and good loon, osprey and bald eagle viewing opportunities, is nearby. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 43 Total Sites: 47 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 47 No. Grilles on Sites: 47 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 43 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 60' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and most are same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake is 660 acres. The access to water sports is from Williams Narrows or Mosomo Point National Forest campgrounds. A dock provides a few slips and fishing pier. HIKING - No FISHING Northern pike, Walleye, bass and panfish. There is a wheelchair friendly fishing pier and fish cleaning station.

CAMPGROUND NAME: South Pike Bay VISIT DATE: 08/29/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Walker NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cass Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Cass Lake, MN, take State Rt. 371 south 2.7 miles to campground sign (County Rt. 146). Turn left onto Rt. 146 and go 0.7 miles to Forest Rt. 2137. Continue straight on Rt. 2137 and go 1.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,040 ft. The campground is a long spur stretching along the shore of Pike Bay in a pleasant stand of mixed hardwoods. The campground is a portage point and provides good overnight camping for the 128- mile Chippewa Headwaters Loop Canoe Route. This canoe route is considered the most difficult in the Forest. As a historic route, with six portages, the Chippewa Headwaters Loop is a trip through history. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 22 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 23 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13.5' X 65' FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Pike Bay is 4,742 acres. Sandy shoreline parallels campground, but no provided swimming. HIKING - No FISHING Musky and Northern pike, Rock and Largemouth bass, Walleye, perch and Crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME: Stony Point VISIT DATE: 08/29/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Walker NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Walker RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Walker, MN, take State Rt. 200 east 6.5 miles to County Rt. 13. Turn left onto Rt. 13 and go north 4.2 miles to Forest Rt. 3797. Turn right onto Rt. 3797 and go 3.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,000 ft. This is a large campground with Leech Lake, third largest lake in Minnesota, on two sides. Sites are scattered in a stand of old- growth forest of oak, ash, elm and maple trees. This diversity of the forest canopy provides excellent birdwatching opportunities. The campground has two overlapping loops, two boat harbors, dump station, fish cleaning station, and a long sandy swimming beach. There is one walk-in site near the boat ramp. Scenic with hot showers and electric hook-ups, this is a popular campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 8 through October 1 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $23 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 42 Total Sites: 43 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 43 No. Grilles on Sites: 43 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 42 No. RV Pull Throughs: 13 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Largest Parking Apron Size: 12' X 71' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and level. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 8 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Individualized family bathrooms; wheelchair friendly showers. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Leech Lake is 99,999 acres. Very large sandy and grass beech. There are two boat basins behind some of the sites. HIKING - No FISHING Walleye, bass, Muskie pike and panfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tamarack Point VISIT DATE: 08/28/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Deer River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bena RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Bena, MN, take US Rt. 2 east 1.5 miles to County Rt. 9 (Winnie Dam Rd NE). Turn left onto Rt. 9 and go 5.6 miles Tamarack Point Recreation Area sign and Tamarack Pt Dr NE. Turn left onto Rt. 2163 and go 3.8 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,120 ft. The elevation is 1,270 ft. This picturesque campground located on high bluffs above Lake Winnibigoshish (also called Lake Winnie). This single loop campground in Red and White pines offers incredible views of the lake and surrounding landscape and has the feeling of an undiscovered campground. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 8 through July 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 29 Total Sites: 29 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 60' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Coe's Winnibigoshish Dam Recreation Area (state). It is located 1.7 miles west of State Rts. 46 and 9 on Rt. 9. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Winnibigoshish is 53,425 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Bullhead, Cisco, Northern pike, Walleye, perch and bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wanaki Loop VISIT DATE: 08/27/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Blackduck NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cass Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Cass Lake, MN, take US Rt. 2 east 3.7 miles to Norway Beach Recreation Area sign. Turn left and go 1.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,300 ft. The campground has a single loop along the shores of Cass Lake in a stand of majestic Red pine with a long sandy beach. Furthest from US Rt. 2, it is one of four campgrounds in the Norway Beach Recreation Area. The campground offers a well-rounded family oriented camping experience with some campsites on the lake's shore. Check fee board for the schedule of activities offered in the Norway Beach Recreation Area such as interpretive programs and special events. The campground's boat ramp provides the nearest access point to the interesting Star Island. Located in the middle of Cass Lake, Star Island is one of the forest's unique features. Six miles of trails wind around the island and the 199-acre Lake Windigo. Once advertised as a "curative place," Star Island receives accolades from its visitors. A must visit is Norway Beach Visitor Center. This building, with its magnificent fireplace, is a monument to the talents and craftsmanship of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees. Programs and displays depict Dakota and Ojibwe heritage, CCC contributions, and the area's flora and fauna. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 22 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $21 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 44 Total Sites: 45 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 45 No. Grilles on Sites: 45 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 60' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. To access the RV waste station, turn at the sign to Cass Lake Loop campground. Look for the waste station symbol. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Cass Lake is 15,596 acres. The beach is large and sandy and located behind the visitor center. The boat ramp is in the campground. HIKING Nature trail meanders throughout Norway Beach Recreation Area (foot and mountain bike) Migizi Trail (paved - foot and mountain bike) - 3 miles. Connects to a network of city, county and Forest Service trails FISHING Walleye, Northern and Muskie pike, and perch

CAMPGROUND NAME: Webster Lake VISIT DATE: 08/27/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Blackduck NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Blackduck RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Blackduck, MN, take County Rt. 39 south 6.8 miles to small Webster Lake sign. Turn left onto Rabideau Lake Rd. NE (dirt) and go 1.1 miles to another sign. Turn right onto Webster Lake Rd. NE (Forest Rt. 2236) and go 1.8 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,370 ft. The campground provides access to Webster Lake, a picnic area and a large trail system. The 6-mile Webster Lake Hunter-Walking Trail networks provide an interesting way to explore the Forest. Features of the network are a Bog Walk, Old Beaver Paddleway, and White Spruce Plantation. An interesting day trip from the campground is to the historic Camp Rabideau. One of three remaining Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps in the United States, Camp Rabideau was established in 1935. The Camp had been home to first Company 3749 of Bennett Springs, Missouri then Company 708 of Bena, Minnesota. In 1945, the camp was leased to the University of Illinois for engineering and forestry students. By 1973, the University's lease expired and the Camp reverted to the Forest Service. A one-mile interpretive trail highlights the buildings and history of the Camp. Guided tours are available during the summer. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 8 through November 13 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 52' Comments: The parking aprons grass and gravel; not level. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Webster Lake is 47 acres. A primitive boat landing is located 0.2 miles north of campground. HIKING Webster Lake Hunter Walking Trail (foot) - 6 miles FISHING Panfish and Northern pike

CAMPGROUND NAME: West Seeyle Bay VISIT DATE: 08/28/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Deer River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Deer River RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Deer River, MN, take US Rt. 2 west 0.8 miles to State Rt. 46. Turn right onto Rt. 46 and go 19.1 miles to Eagle Nest Rd. Turn left onto Eagle Nest Rd. (dirt and gravel) and go 3 miles to campground sign on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,380 ft. The campground stretches along the west shore of Cut Foot Sioux Lake in Red pine and White birch. The campground offers probably the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the Forest. Whitetail deer, porcupines, raccoons, eagles and osprey are frequent visitors to the campground. Although many campsites are near the lake's shore, dense forest blocks a lake view. Heavy middlestory provides good privacy between campsites. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 8 through May 29 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 70' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass and most are about same size. Although parking aprons are long, few are level. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comment: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): No Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Cut Foot Sioux Lake is 2,028 acres. Access to Lake and most water sports, can be accomplished from East Seeyle Bay campground, 0.5 miles away. The 53,425-acre Lake Winnibigoshish can be accessed from Cut Foot Sioux Lake. HIKING Simpson Creek Trail System (non-motorized) - 13 miles FISHING Go to East Seeyle Bay or Deer Lake campgrounds for fishing access.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Williams Narrows VISIT DATE: 08/28/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Deer River NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Bena RESERVATIONS: 1-877-677-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Deer River, MN, take US Rt. 2 west 0.8 miles to State Rt. 46. Turn right onto Rt. 46 and go 15.4 miles to County Rt. 148 (Williams Narrows Rd.). Turn left onto Rt. 148 (dirt) and go 1.8 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,320 ft. The campground, bound by private homes and the Williams Narrows Resort, has two small loops along the east shore of Cut Foot Sioux Lake. Birch, oak, and pine trees provide shade. A few campsites have a view of the lake. This is a quiet campground with the campsites fairly close together providing only fair privacy. It is a short distance from Lake Winnibigoshish and many other lakes. The Cut Foot Sioux Area, with its non-motorized trails and good loon, osprey and Bald eagle viewing opportunities, is nearby. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and dirt and the interior road is tight. There are some low overhanging branches. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Coe's Winnibigoshish Dam Recreation Area (state). It is located 1.7 miles west of State Rts. 46 and 9 on Rt. 9. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are hand pumps. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Cut Foot Sioux Lake is 2,028 acres. A small sandy and grass beach is located between loops next to boat ramp. Access to the 53,425-acre Lake Winnibigoshish Lake is available from Cut Foot Sioux Lake. HIKING - No FISHING Northern pike, Walleye, bass and panfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Winnie VISIT DATE: 08/27/1996 UPDATE DATE: 1/24/2013 STATE: Minnesota REGION: Eastern RANGER DISTRICT: Blackduck NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Cass Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Cass Lake, MN, take US Rt. 2 east 5.7 miles to County Rt. 39. Turn left onto Rt. 39 and go 2.3 miles to campground sign (County Rt. 91/Forest Rt. 2171). Turn right onto Rt. 91/Rt. 2171 and go 1.5 miles to another campground sign. Turn left (no route number) and go 5.8 miles to still another campground sign (Forest Rt. 2168). Turn right onto Rt. 2168 and go 3.8 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,300 ft. The campground stretches along the southern end of Lake Winnibigoshish (Winnie) in a lush stand of Red and White pine. A popular activity for visitors is a stroll along the shoreline and looking for bald eagles. Dense middlestory provides excellent privacy. Some campsites overlook the lake. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 8 through September 4 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 34 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 60' Comments: Some parking aprons are grass; some are dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a hand pump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Winnibigoshish is 53,425 acres. Boat landing is located 0.2 miles from campground. HIKING Informal groomed path follows shoreline for length of campground. FISHING Walleye, Northern and Muskie pike, perch and Sunfish.




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