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The campground setting offers a familiar and popular camping experience for many types of people. Imagine driving to a campground in a beautiful northwoods setting and parking your vehicle in a space adjacent to your campsite. You set up your tent or small camping trailer and settle in for a relaxing visit. While there are other campers situated nearby, they are friendly and are not located too close to your campsite because the campground was designed to provide adequate spacing between sites in an effort to ensure some sense of privacy. This is what campground camping is all about. Most developed campgrounds offer vehicle pull-in campsites which have picnic tables, fire grates, and tent pads. Generally, drinking water is provided and there are restroom facilities available (e.g., outhouses) throughout the campground. The Superior National Forest offers 23 developed campgrounds that meet the description outlined above. There is a minimal fee charged at each. In addition to these campgrounds, the forest has 16 smaller, more rustic campgrounds for those interested in a camping experience outside of the typical, larger campground setting. These campgrounds are free.
The main season of use for Superior National Forest campgrounds is from mid-May through September. Because they are popular, there is a 14-day limit to your stay in a particular campsite. Several of these campgrounds accept reservations for selected campsites by phone. But if at all possible, plan your trip well in advance of arriving, because most campground sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your best chance to get a site at many of the most popular campgrounds is during mid-week. If you are unable to get a site at a Superior National Forest campground, there are numerous Minnesota State Park and Forest campgrounds near the forest as well as a number of privately operated campgrounds.


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