North Shore camping is an almost religious experience. No matter your camping style, car with coolers or packing light, the north shore has a campsite for you.
Camping in Minnesota State Parks
A trip to the north shore to camp means you have 8 state parks on the list of venues to choose from. Visit our state parks section to learn more about what each park has to offer, unique features, find campsite maps and learn what to expect when camping in Minnesota State Parks.
Camping in National Forest
To the west of highway 61 is the great Superior National Forest. From Duluth to Eveleth you can travel through the forest on the Superior National Forest Scenic Byway, to the north and west, you can venture to Ely, MN and further north you head into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
The forest provides ample places for camping and as national forest, it is all open to camping.
However, make sure you clean up after yourself. If you venture away from marked campgrounds, the national forest services provides these guidelines for dispersed camping.