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Photo: FLOUR LAKE (MN), Site 26 lakeside
Status: Open through Sun Oct 18 2015   Season Dates


Flour Lake Campground provides a convenient home base for exploring the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Its scenery, amenities and access to outdoor recreation areas make it a popular campground for canoeing, kayaking and power boating.

Superior National Forest, located in northeastern Minnesota's Arrowhead Region, is comprised of 3 million acres. The forest spans 150 miles along the United States-Canada border. Visitors can find recreation opportunities year-round, including travel in the famed Boundary Waters.

Natural Features:

The campground sits on the quiet shore of 352-acre Flour Lake in a stand of mixed hardwoods and pine. The lake features several shallow bays that are frequented by a variety of wildlife, including moose, beavers, bald eagles, ducks, loons, songbirds and bears.


The eastern edge of Flour Lake has two separate portages for entering the BWCAW, thus this campground attracts canoe and kayak enthusiasts. Portages link Flour Lake with East Bearskin Lake and Moon Lake. Flour Lake also provides great fishing for bass, walleye and lake trout.

Entering the BWCAW requires a permit. Day use permits are available at no charge; inquire at the campground host site. View recreation guides and maps of hiking trails and canoe routes in the national forest.

The half-mile Honeymoon Bluff Trail begins a short walk up the road from the campground and offers a great vista of Hungry Jack Lake. Many additional hiking, mountain biking and cross-country ski trails are nearby.


Flour Lake Campground has private sites, each containing a picnic table and campfire ring with grill, and several have views of the lake. Some are reservable, while others are first-come, first-served. Large RVs are easily accommodated.

The campground has accessible vault toilets, a solar-powered drinking water system, trash and recycling facilities and a public boat ramp. A fee dump station is nearby.

Nearby Attractions:

Golden Eagle Lodge, the lake concessionaire, offers many other services and conveniences as well as watercraft rental, coin-operated showers and approved firewood.

By far, the most popular nearby attraction is the BWCAW, with over 1,200 miles of canoe routes, 12 hiking trails and over 2,000 designated campsites.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

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Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Bait Shop
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Coin Showers
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Fuel Available
  • Gift Shop
  • Grocery Store
  • Ice
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Lodging
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Pay Phone
  • Pontoon Rental
Within 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Overlooks
Know Before You Go
  • Flour Lake has portages into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness; when portaging or paddling from this lake into another, check if you'll be entering the BWCAW; permits are required to enter; permit information
  • One vehicle is included in the regular fee; second vehicle must pay half fee upon arrival
  • First-come, first-served campsites available during the non-peak season
  • Click here for more information about the Superior 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):
48.0525, -90.40833
48°3'9"N, 90°24'30"W

From Grand Marais, Minnesota, take Gunflint Trail (County Road 12) 27 miles north, turn right on County Road 22 (previously CR 66) and travel 3 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

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Phone Number:

Project Office: (218)388-2203
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