Iron Lake Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Located in a dense forest along the banks of Iron Lake, this campground is unique due to its remoteness. There are seven sites for RVs or tents. There are no electric hook-ups. Walleye and northern pike fishing are usually good. The campground is typically open in early May, and closes in mid October. Site #6 is a first come, first serve site. Conveniences are available at area lodges and resorts. The Ham Lake Fire passed through Iron Lake Campground on May 7, 2007. You will be surprised at how the burned area is greening up. Soils and Seedling trees are delicate and some dead trees which could be hazardous, were left standing to provide habitat. This means visitors must stay out of closed areas.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Chemical Toilet
  • Potable Water
  • Restroom


Peak Season
May 01 2010 -
Oct 19 2010
Peak Season
May 01 2011 -
Oct 19 2011

Alerts and Important Information *Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance.* A fee for extra vehicles will be collected at the campground. Please call 218-388-2212 with any questions you may have. Cook County Sheriff's Department and the Concessionaire does routine patrols of the campground. There is no host at this campground. A host from another visits here every other day. Carry down boat access to lake. No refunds given for no shows or early departures, so plan carefully.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Iron Lake
Campground Phone: 218-388-2212
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Location: Duluth, MN
Phone: 218-388-2212

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More About Iron Lake Campground

Iron Lake is a campground located in Duluth, Minnesota. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -90.61472 latitude, and -90.61472 longitude into your GPS device.

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