Pokegama Dam Campground

Mississippi River Headwaters - Pokegema Lake

Pokegama Dam Campground (USACE) 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.

The campground, pronounced "po-KEG-uh-muh," offers 19 electric back in sites, two primitive tent-only sites (non-electric) and one day-use picnic shealter with electric. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station, boat ramp, playground and a fish cleaning station.

Need to Know

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.

Nearby Attractions

Judy Garland Museum, Forest History Center, Itasca County historical Society, Childerns Discovery Museum, Tioga Beach, Mesabi Bike Trail


The Mississippi River offers great opportunities for boating and fishing. Anglers will find Walleye, Northern Pike, Blue gills, sunfish, Large and Small mouth Bass among other species. Birders enjoy viewing Bald eagles, loons, ducks, geese and many other species from the banks of the park.

Contact Information


34385 US HWY 2 GRAND RAPIDS MN 55744-9663

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 218-326-6128

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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

Available Campsites

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