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CLUBHOUSE LAKE, MN

part ofChippewa National Forest, US Forest Service
View of Clubhouse Lake from Campsite
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Clubhouse Lake Campground is located on its peaceful namesake in the beautiful Chippewa National Forest. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and canoeing opportunities in a scenic natural setting.

Natural Features:

The campground lies off Highway 38, which is the nation's first National Scenic Byway, known as "The Edge of the Wilderness." A beautiful stand of 200-year-old red and white pine trees cover the campground on the western shore of Clubhouse Lake.

Recreation:

Clubhouse Lake has excellent water quality and is about 90 feet deep, providing great fishing opportunities for northern pike, bass and panfish. Swimming, canoeing and kayaking are very popular activities on the lake. The Rice River Canoe Route starts its journey to the Big Fork River from waters that flow into Clubhouse Lake.

A sandy swimming beach, an accessible fishing pier and a day use area are located within the campground at the water's edge. A kid's fishing day is held at the campground in June, sponsored by the Big Fork Lion's Club and the Forest Service.

Facilities:

The campground offers 28 reservable and 19 first-come, first-served, single-family campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are provided.

The campground is patrolled regularly by Forest Service personnel and Itasca County law enforcement officers.

Nearby Attractions:

The Marcell Discovery Center is located a half-mile north of Marcell. It is a must-see for anyone camping in the area. The brand new facility offers many excellent displays, a gift shop and several weekly naturalist programs.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Sites
  • Auto Touring
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Recycling
  • Scenic Drive
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • Additional fees are required for more than one camping unit at each site
  • Off-road vehicles use is prohibited within the campground
  • Please call the Deer River Office at 218-246-2123 or the Marcell Discovery Center at 218-832-3161 for more information
  • 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):
47.60972, -93.57694
47°36'35"N, 93°34'37"W

From the south, travel on Minnesota State Highway 38 from Grand Rapids to Marcell. Turn right on County Road 45, just north of Marcell, and continue five miles east. Then travel three miles north on Forest Road 2181 to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CLUBHOUSE LAKE
Chippewa
Marcell  MN  56657

Phone Number:

Project Office: (218)246-2123
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