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EAST BEARSKIN LAKE CAMPGROUND, MN
part ofSuperior National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Fri May 09 2014 Season Dates
OverviewEast Bearskin Lake Campground is located on its namesake lake, at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. It is a perfect spot for visitors who want the experience of found in Boundary Waters and the convenience of car camping. Visitors can reserve standard or walk-to tent sites, or rent small cabins that accommodate up to five or seven people. Canoeing, kayaking and power boating is available on East Bearskin Lake.
The facility can be conveniently accessed by vehicle. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The campground and surrounding area is shaded with majestic red and white pines, balsam fir, spruce, birch and aspen trees. A thick understory offers plenty of shade and excellent privacy between campsites. The campground lies on the shore of the 643-acre East Bearskin Lake, a typical loon nesting site.
Over a million acres in size, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness extends nearly 150 miles along the borders of the United States and Canada, containing over 1,200 miles of canoe routes, 12 hiking trails and over 2,000 designated campsites.
Campsites are arranged along one large loop and three smaller loops within the campground. A few sites provide a limited view of the water and all sites are within walking distance of the lake. Each campsite has an accessible fire ring with grill grates and a picnic table. Vault toilets and a solar-powered drinking water system are provided throughout the campground.
Boats, canoes and kayaks are available for rent at the neighboring Bearskin Lodge. The store also offers fishing licenses, day use permits, groceries, ice, firewood, maps and fishing guide services for sale.
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Know Before You Go
Because of its potential to carry invasive insects, absolutely no firewood is allowed into the campground from outside of Minnesota or from a non-certified vendor. Visitors are allowed to use and possess firewood from trees other than ash, gathered within 100 miles of Chippewa or Superior National Forests. Click here to learn more.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
East Bearskin Lake Campground is located 26 miles from Grand Marais, on the historic Gunflint Trail. From Duluth, take Highway 61 north to Grand Marais. Turn left (north) on Gunflint Trail and proceed about 26 miles to East Bearskin Road. Turn right and follow the signs to the campground.
Mailing Address:EAST BEARSKIN LAKE CAMPGROUND
124 East bearskin Road
Grand Marais MN 55604
Phone Number:Project Office:(218)388 2292