Poplar River Rustic Campground, MN

US Forest Service

Poplar River Rustic Campground

Poplar River Rustic Campground is unusual in that it is located on the edge of a river rather than a lake.  Several of the sites have access directly to the river, so stream fishing for trout can...[more]



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Poplar River Rustic Campground is located on the Honeymoon Trail, midway between Co 2 (Sawbill Trail) and Co 4 (Caribou Trail).  Due to the angle of MN 61 and the paving of the roads, even if you are coming from the south, the route via Lutsen is shorter both in time and distance even though it backtracks.

From MN 61 in Tofte:

  • Turn north on Co 2, drive approx 11 miles to FR 164 (Honeymoon Trail)
  • Turn right and drive 5.5 miles.
  • The campground is on the left, just past the bridge over the Poplar River.

From MN 61 in Lutsen:

  • Turn north on Co 4, drive approx 6 miles to FR 164 (Honeymoon Trail).
  • Turn right and drive approx 4 miles.
  • The campground is on the right, just before the bridge over the Poplar River.

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