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Suggestion for fishing / camping trip help, please!

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Two of my buddies and I take an annual fishing trip, with having spent the last few years up at Zipple bay state park, and we are thinking about possibly considering another location, however we are wondering if we would be able to get a nice quality campground which isn't really busy with famillies and children running around, but at the same time having the campground around above average fishing?

Thanks for the help guys!

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You could try wake em up bay campground on lake vermilion. The drawback would be no showers.

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Cobber; Welcome to FM!

Please tell us what kind of amenities your looking for in a campground and it will help with responses from other members. Are you using a tent, trailer or motorhome? Do you want full or partial hookups? Lavatories and showers? Dock hookups?

If your using a tent and need none of the above I would suggest island camping on Kabatogama or Namakan lakes in the Voyageur National Park. The campsites have some basic amenities and all of them have no nearby neighbors and great scenery. There are no camping, launching or parking fees at the park entrance locations. Go to the Voyageur National Park HSOforum for more island camping information. You can also search this HSOforum for past posts and discussions to get excellent information for any particular lake or area of your choice.

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If you want an awesome camping experience there are some really nice sites in Voyaguers as was mentioned above. No showers or electricity but some really nice sites have docks. There are picnic tables, outhouses and bear lockers at all sites.

Try Father Hennepin State Park near Isle. Its on Lake Mille Lacs. There are showers and electricity. The draw back would be that you cant beach or dock your boat so you will have to take it out every night. Also the beach there draws some families.

You can always try one on the many National Forest Service Campgrounds between Ely and Grand Marais. Some have full amenities. Fall Lake Campground has a nice new shower and toilet building. There are tons of great fishing lakes near by.

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Wow thanks so much for the great help guys. We will be using a tent, and the amenities aren't really anything of concern. It would obviously be nice to have access somewhere to electricity within the campground for charging the boat batteries if it is not available on the dock. On that note, you guys obviously know the added convenience to being able to dock the boat, howevr if gaining the use of docking means that we would end up in a lesser location, trailering the boat for a night turns into alot less of a chore smile

Thanks for all of the help FM'ers.!

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Well, it looks as if we will be most likely heading up to Voyageurs area, which brings up another question. Of that large area between Black Bay, Kabetogama, or further east around Namakan, does anyone have suggestions about what area I want to target for camping for whatever reason?? Im a definite newbie to the Voyageurs area so all help is real appreciated!

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the northeast side of Kab has some really nice campsites. Or check out the east end of Rainy. The east end has an awesome campsite on Virgin Island, and the area is fairly quiet.

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Big bog state park on Red lake is very nice and you can keep your boat in the water the whole time. It really depends on what time of the year your going because fishing has really slowed down but should pick up again in the fall. The wind is always a factor on Red

Mark

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Yeah I forgot about Big Bog. We've had some awesome walleye fishing there off of the docks in the park. They have new fish cleaning house and shower/toilet building. The Tamarac River thru there is loaded with big pike in the summer. Great place to keep the boat tied up.

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