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part ofMississippi River Headwaters - Pokegema Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015   Season Dates


Pokegama Dam Campground is situated in the heart of northern Minnesota's lake country next to the Mississippi River. Popular activities include boating, fishing, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Natural Features:

A forest of mixed hardwoods and towering red pines cover the area, housing an abundance of wildlife including bald eagles, porcupines, black bears chipmunks and many others. Wild blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries grow seasonally on the forest floor.


The Mississippi River offers great opportunities for boating and fishing. Anglers will find Northern pike, Rock bass and walleye.

Birders enjoy viewing bald eagles, loons, ducks, geese and many other species from the banks of the park.


The campground, pronounced "po-KEG-uh-muh," offers 19 family sites and one group day-use shelter with electric hookups. Two primitive tent-only sites are also available. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station, boat ramp and playground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
Firewood restrictions are in effect to prevent the spread of forest insects and disease. Only firewood certified or approved by a state or federal natural resource agency is permitted. Firewood is available for purchase in the campground. Call (218)654-3145 or Click Here for more information.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.25, -93.58333
47°15'0"N, 93°35'0"W

From Grand Rapids, Minnesota, take Highway 2 west for 2 miles, turn left at signs and follow to campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

34385 US HWY 2
GRAND RAPIDS  MN  55744-9663

Phone Number:

Information:  (218)326-6128
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