Clubhouse Lake Campground is located on its peaceful namesake in the beautiful Chippewa National Forest. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing and canoeing opportunities in a scenic natural setting.
The campground offers 28 reservable and 19 first-come, first-served, single-family campsites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are provided.
The campground is patrolled regularly by Forest Service personnel and Itasca County law enforcement officers.
Fee includes one camping unit (camper, RV, pop-up, family tent) per site; additional units will be charged an additional fee.
First-come, first-served sites may be available after the reservation season.
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Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground except to travel directly to/from the exit at no more than 5 mph.
Some important campground rules:
All regulations are found under 36 CFR 261 and are punishable by fines.
Bundled firewood is no longer available in Chippewa National Forest campgrounds. Firewood may be available for sale at the Discovery Center or other outlets. You may also cut dead and downed wood in the forest without a permit as long as it will be used in the campground. Chainsaw use is not permitted in the campground.
The campground lies off Highway 38, which is the nation's first National Scenic Byway, known as "The Edge of the Wilderness." A beautiful stand of 200-year-old red and white pine trees cover the campground on the western shore of Clubhouse Lake.
The Marcell Discovery Center is located a half-mile north of Marcell. It is a must-see for anyone camping in the area. The brand new facility offers many excellent displays, a gift shop and several weekly naturalist programs.
Clubhouse Lake has excellent water quality and is about 90 feet deep, providing great fishing opportunities for northern pike, bass and panfish. Swimming, canoeing and kayaking are very popular activities on the lake. The Rice River Canoe Route starts its journey to the Big Fork River from waters that flow into Clubhouse Lake.
A sandy swimming beach, an accessible fishing pier and a day use area are located within the campground at the water's edge. A kid's fishing day is held at the campground in June, sponsored by the Big Fork Lion's Club and the Forest Service.
1235 DIVISION ST. DEER RIVER MN 56636
For campground inquiries, please call: 218-246-2123
From the south, travel on Minnesota State Highway 38 from Grand Rapids to Marcell. Turn right on County Road 45, just north of Marcell, and continue five miles east. Then travel three miles north on Forest Road 2181 to the campground.