In addition, there are dispersed and developed campsites on the Mississippi River managed by the Minnesota of Department of Natural Resources. There are also night by night campgrounds and dispersed campsites in the Chippewa National Forest. All campgrounds are accessible and located on 12 of the Forest's 1,300 lakes. Campgrounds are generally open from mid-May to mid-September. Campground facilities vary from flush toilets and showers to rustic campgrounds with vault toilets and hand pumps. Each campsite has a picnic table, fireplace, tent pad and parking spot. If you are seeking a more primitive experience, there are 68 back-country campsites on the Forest.
State forests have 46 campgrounds with 1,000 campsites, or you can try dispersed camping anywhere in the state forest. State parks and state recreation areas offer more than 5,000 campsites and a variety of cabins, guesthouses, and other lodging. Plus, there are thousands of miles of rugged or paved state trails and state water trails that can lead you there.