Williams Narrows Campground is located on Cut Foot Sioux Lake in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest. Visitors come to the area for boating, trophy muskie fishing and beautiful scenery.
The campground offers several single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and hand-pumped drinking water are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the host, who is on-site May 1 through Labor Day.
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 is situated on the eastern shore of Cut Foot Sioux Lake. A scenic forest of birch, oak and pine trees shades the campground. A few campsites have lake views.
The lake is home to a variety of waterfowl and birds of prey, including loons, osprey and bald eagles.
Boating, swimming and fishing are popular activities on Cut Foot Sioux Lake. A boat ramp and swimming beach are located between the campground's two loops.
Miles of trails in the area provide great hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and birding opportunities. The Simpson Creek Trail and Cut Foot Sioux National Recreation Area Trail can be accessed by boating across the narrows.
Cut Foot Sioux Lake is located next to Lake Winnibigoshish. Lake Winnie offers excellent fishing opportunities for walleye, perch and muskie. It is one of Minnesota's premier fisheries. Boating and water skiing are popular activities there.
1235 DIVISION ST. DEER RIVER MN 56636
For campground inquiries, please call: 218-246-2123
From Deer River, take Highway 46 north 15 miles. Turn west on Bowen/Williams Narrows Road (County Road 148) and travel two miles to the campground.