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SOUTH PIKE BAY, MN

part ofChippewa National Forest, US Forest Service
Boat Access to Cass Lake from South Pike Bay Campground
Status: Closed through Sat Oct 25 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

South Pike Bay Campground is located on the south shore of beautiful Pike Bay, on Cass Lake in north central Minnesota. Visitors enjoy the area for its excellent boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is a long spur stretching along the shore of Pike Bay in a pleasant stand of mixed hardwoods and old growth pine. Some of the campsites are situated on the beautiful sand beach.

Recreation:

South Pike Bay offers 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 located within the campground.

A trailhead for the Migizi Bike Trail is on-site. The paved trail stretches 14 miles along the lakeshore and is open to biking, walking and rollerblading.

The campground is a portage point for the 128-mile Chippewa Headwaters Loop Canoe Route. With six portages, the historic waterway is considered the most difficult in the forest, but is a beautiful trip through history.

Facilities:

The campground offers 23 non-electric campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Cass Lake, Minn., is six miles northwest of the campground, offering restaurants, a bank, grocery and hardware stores, a movie theater and museum.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Skiing
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • Bank
  • General Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Museum
  • Restaurant
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):
47.32884, -94.57971
47°19'44"N, 94°34'47"W

From Cass Lake, Minn., travel 3 miles south on Highway 371. Turn east onto Forest Road 2137 and travel 2 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SOUTH PIKE BAY
201 Minnesota Ave. East
Walker  MN  56484

Phone Number:

Information:  (218)547-1044
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