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MCDOUGAL LAKE, MN

part ofSuperior National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: MCDOUGAL LAKE
Status: Closed through Thu Nov 27 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

McDougal Lake Campground provides easy access to a wide variety of recreational activities including hiking, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming within the central part of Superior National Forest.

Superior National Forest, located in northeastern Minnesota's arrowhead region, is comprised of three million acres. The forest spans 150 miles along the United States-Canada border. Visitors can find recreation opportunities year-round, including travel in the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Natural Features:

The 323-acre McDougal Lake is surrounded by a thick forest of birch, maple and pine and sits at an elevation of 1,800 ft. The area is peaceful, rustic and begs for relaxation. One unique feature of the lake is the wild rice growing within it. Birds and wildlife frequent its shores.

Recreation:

The campground offers a one-mile trail that loops along the shore and through the forest, providing a great pastime for families. Kids will also love the sandy swimming beach within the facility.

A boat ramp and shoreline access provide anglers the opportunity for a leisurely afternoon of fishing for walleye and northern pike.

Facilities:

This comfortable facility provides campsites that are either drive-in sites suitable for RVs and trailers or hike-in sites for tent campers.

Campsites are private and separated by woods. The facilities include water from a solar powered pump station and vault toilets.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous outdoor recreation opportunities lie within Superior National Forest's 77 lake access areas, 13 fishing piers, 10 swimming beaches and 22 picnic areas. The forest is also home to three scenic byways.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Beach
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Some campsites are available for long-term occupancy; contact the project office for information
  • Click here for more information on 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):
47.6425, -91.53278
47°38'33"N, 91°31'58"W

McDougal Lake Campground is located on Forest Road 106, 10 miles west of Isabella, Minnesota. From MN-61, turn onto MN-1 at Illgen City and follow to Isabella. Proceed 10 miles west of Isabella to Forest Road 106. Turn left and continue a half-mile to the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MCDOUGAL LAKE
PO BOX 2159
TOFTE  MN  55615

Phone Number:

Project Office: (218)663-7280
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