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CASS LAKE LOOP, MN

part ofChippewa National Forest, US Forest Service
Lake Site
Status: Closed through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Cass Lake Loop is part of the Norway Beach Recreation Area on beautiful Cass Lake in north central Minnesota. Visitors enjoy the area for its excellent boating and fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is located on the banks of Cass Lake, among a scenic forest of mature red and white pine.

Cass Lake is the largest of eight lakes that make up the Cass Lake Chain of Lakes. The lake covers nearly 16,000 acres and has 27 miles of forested shoreline and sandy beaches.

Recreation:

Cass Lake offers many recreational activities, including boating, canoeing, water skiing and swimming. Anglers fish for walleye, Northern pike, perch and trophy muskie. A boat ramp is nearby.

Star Island, in the middle of Cass Lake, is a unique feature of the Chippewa National Forest. Six miles of trails wind around the island, which is home to 199-acre Lake Windigo.

Hiking and biking trails are available in the area, including the Migizi Bike Trail and the Norway Beach Trail.

The Norway Beach Visitor Center is nearby. 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 Ojibway heritage and the area's flora and fauna.

Special annual events are held at the center including a Kids Fishing Day in June, Bald Eagle Day in July and Smokey Bear's Birthday Party in August. Interpretive programs are offered Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family sites, one of which is accessible. Flush and vault toilets, showers, drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Cass Lake, Minnesota is 4 miles west of the campground, offering restaurants, a bank, grocery and hardware stores, a movie theater and museum.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trails
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Recreation Programs
  • Recycling
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Drive
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Fee includes one camping unit (camper, RV, pop-up, family tent) per site; additional units will be charged an additional fee.
  • Click here for more information on the Chippewa National Forest
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.38222, -94.60167
47°22'56"N, 94°36'6"W

Follow U.S. Highway 2 east of the city of Cass Lake for 4 miles to the entrance of Norway Beach Recreation Area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CASS LAKE LOOP

Cass Lake  MN  56633

Phone Number:

Information:  (218)835-4291
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