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    Camping in Grand Rapids

    Camping in Grand Rapids, MN

    Experience Minnesota's nature

    Itasca County Campground

    Camping in Grand Rapids, MN is a wonderful way to experience Minnesota’s nature. There is something very special about sleeping under the stars, enjoying a campfire with friends and family, sharing memories of the biggest fish caught that day, playing card games on a picnic table, and relaxing in a camp chair listening to the loon’s wail. Grand Rapids is far enough for a real getaway, but close enough to be convenient. Whether you are a tent camper or someone who prefers the comforts of a camper/RV; you will find a place to camp to fit your needs.

    The following facilities are offered night by night and some offer seasonal sites as well. From full-hook ups to primitive camping sites. Some campgrounds have on site camper hosts, some have the owners on site, and some are disperse campgrounds with no host and self-serve payment options. Here are the options for you to consider:

    Campgrounds and Resorts that offer camping sites

    Camping in Grand Rapids

    Jessie View Resort
    Address: 45756 Co Rd 35, Deer River, MN 56636
    Phone: (218) 259-2594
    Website: https://jessieviewresort.com/

    Located on Big Jessie Lake we are centrally located among 1,000 area lakes and within minutes from Big Winnie and Bowstring Lakes. The Lake is one of Minnesota’s top walleye and northern pike lakes and is stocked 2 out of every 4 years with almost 2 million walleye fry. The RV camping area is in the center of Jessie View Resort on a slight plateau overlooking the lake. It has 28 seasonal sites and 3 short-term full hook-up sites, complete with water, sewer and 30 Amp electric (3 pull-through sites and 7 back-in sites also have 50 Amp). The campground is open May 1 – October 15. All registered campers receive full use of resort amenities. These include showers, trailer parking, use of boat launch, and reserved dock slips may be available. There are also picnic tables and fire rings at each site. All campers have access to the Lodge – it is perfect for potlucks and other gatherings. This room is generally open to all resort guests 7 days a week in the summer season, but it can also be privately rented. In addition to camping, they have cabins for rent as well.

    Rising Eagle Resort

    Rising Eagle Resort
    Address: 47405 Co Rd 135, Talmoon, MN 56637
    Phone: (218) 832-3955
    Website: https://www.risingeagleresort.com/

    A seasonal resort, open May through Nov, located on the Northwest end of Big Jessie Lake in Itasca County. Known for walleye and northern pike.  This property is surrounded by state and federal lands making it a perfect place to get away from it all.  Centrally located in the Chippewa National Forest our guests enjoy all the outdoors has to offer, with a multitude of lakes, trails, and public lands for everyone to enjoy. They offer 8 RV sites with full hookups that can also be rented as primitive camping sites for tenters. The lodge is approximately 900 square feet and has seating for about 20 people. Rates include use of the resort paddle boats and kayaks. Access to the boat launch and use of the bathroom and laundry facilities during lodge hours. Dock space is included with cabin rental and additional boats and dock space can be rented during the stay. The RV and campground are available for seasonal, week or weekend. In addition to the campground, they also offer cabins to rent.

    Camping in Grand Rapids

    Two Rivers RV and Campground
    Address: 2413 Campfire Ln, La Prairie, MN 55744
    Website: https://tworiversrvandcampground.co

    Nestled among 50 acres of lush forests, the campground is a nature lover’s paradise. There are plentiful wildlife sightings, seasonal berry picking possibilities and fishing, canoeing or kayaking opportunities on the picturesque Prairie and Mississippi rivers. Our campground makes for an unforgettable experience each time you visit! They have 49 electric back-in sites with fire rings and picnic tables.  Other campground amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and dump station.  A playground is under construction as well as scenic walking trails along towering bluffs, offering breathtaking views.

    Chippewa National Forest

    Additional Campgrounds to Consider:
     
    Bass Lake County Park and Campground
    Website: https://co.itasca.mn.us/282/Bass-Lake-County-Park-and-Campground

    Chippewa National Forest Camping
    Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/chippewa/recreation/camping-cabins

    Itasca County Fairgrounds Campground
    Address: 1336 Fairgrounds Rd, Grand Rapids
    Phone: Itasca County Land Department at 218-327-2855
    Website: https://www.co.itasca.mn.us/284/Fairgrounds-Park-and-Campground

    Pokegama Dam Campground
    Address: 34385 US-2, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    Phone: (218) 326-6128
    Website: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233588

    Warba American Legion Campground
    Address: 21066 US-2, Warba, MN 55793
    Phone: (218) 256-0822
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/americanlegioncampground/

     

    Chippewa National Forest

    Camping in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area is a wonderful way to experience nature. Whether you prefer tent camping or prefer the comforts of a camper/RV you will find several options to fit your needs. From night by night, disperse camping, to full-hook up and seasonal sites. Come escape the hustle to play in our 1,140 lakes, seek adventure on our 2,000 miles of trails, and come together with loved one’s in Minnesota’s nature.

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