Camping is all about enjoying nature — ideally with others!
Whether you like camping with friends or family, high in the hills away from everything or close to small towns or bodies of water, for extended periods of time or just for the weekend, Northeastern Minnesota is the perfect place to explore the wild outdoors.
Camping in Northeastern Minnesota: What to Expect
There are many places to camp in Northeastern Minnesota, but here are the places where you’ll likely find the best options!
Duluth and the Northern Lake Superior Coastline
Duluth is the largest city in northern Minnesota and sits at the westernmost edge of Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. Many campers and outdoor enthusiasts love coming to the Duluth area to camp along the lakeshore or deep within the forests. When it’s time to get supplies or a much-needed meal at a sit-down restaurant, numerous options abound in bustling downtown Duluth and its outskirts. As a side note, Duluth is also the hometown of legendary folksinger Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman).
If you prefer to go even further north in Minnesota, consider traveling along the Lake Superior coastline to the east. You’ll hit small town areas like Two Harbors, Castle Danger, Silver Bay, and Grand Marais before finally running into the Canadian border and the Boundary Waters to the west. Many campgrounds abound here, and you can even camp right on the Lake Superior lakeshore in several spots.
The Boundary Waters
If you head directly north of Duluth and slightly to the east, you’ll hit a region called the Boundary Waters or Quetico-Superior country. This region is pure wilderness. It’s lovingly referred to as the Boundary Waters because it sits right between Minnesota’s northernmost boundary (and also the United States’ northernmost border) and Canada’s southern border in the region of Ontario.
The Boundary Waters are also part of Superior National Forest, and Voyageurs National Park is considered a part of the region as well. What puts “waters” in the name are more than 1 million acres of lakes, rivers, and streams. The forests here are serious forests — thick and full of wildlife. Camping here is an amazing experience and is unlike camping anywhere else. But it’s not for the faint of heart. Because it’s so remote, it’s advised that you stay within your skillset. Many people like to hike and tent camp here, but you can also take your motorhome or trailer. You can camp on your own or sign up with a guided trip who will provide you with the food and gear you need for the adventure.
How Do You Like to Camp?
If you prefer to camp on your own or use a guided plan, you’ll be on your own (or in good hands) when choosing your gear and tents for your trip. On the other hand, if you hope to visit Northeastern Minnesota in a recreational vehicle, you’ll have a lot of great options, including:
- Class A, B & C motorhomes
- Truck campers
- Popup campers
- Travel trailers
- Hybrid trailers
- Teardrop trailers
In the end, whether you’re hoping to go camping in order to get away from it all and de-stress, enjoy quality time with the people you love, get closer with nature, or all of the above, we welcome you to take advantage of the many outdoor opportunities that Eastern Minnesota has to offer.
And as a final note, don’t forget to speak to your local Krog Insurance agent if you plan on camping with or buying a new RV. Recreational vehicles are huge investments that need to be adequately insured. We’re here to help. Contact us today to find out more about our recreational vehicle insurance options!