Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
DaveZman14q

Free first come first serve camping sites

15 posts in this topic

Anyone have a list or know off the top of their head some lakes that have free first come first serve camping sites? Ive been to an island on Chippewa Flowage in WI and am looking for something in MN. I hear Vermillion has some and I bleieve ive seen them on Cut Foot Sioux as well. Are there many others lakes? I have a 16.5 ft Lund tyee 90 horse so it can handle large lakes some of the time so a smaller lake would be preferable. Any suggestions would be great!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All sites except 2 group sites in Voyageurs National Park are free and on a first come/serve basis.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Superior National Forest has some. Greenwood lake (north of Hovland), Devilfish lake and I'd have to pull out a map to find more. These are primitive sites so don't expect flush toilets or electrical hook-ups.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the Superior National Forest there are some campsites on Fourmile, Whitefish, Wilson and Toohey lakes that are all free, at least they were the last time I used them. All are good walleye lakes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Huum? I have never been to or seen, a free state or National ran campground anywhere that was free? They all seem to have drop boxes. And I have been to some in the middle of no where that only had 2-3 sites as well as some of the bigger ones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Huum? I have never been to or seen, a free state or National ran campground anyway that was free? They all seem to have drop boxes. And I have been to some in the middle of no where that only had 2-3 sites as well as some of the bigger ones.

Yeah, I missed the "free" part of his post. Still a pretty good deal on some nice sites smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can camp in state forests for free -

Camping

DNR Forestry asks all overnight campers to help protect state forests by only using designated campsites. Camping on forest lands outside of developed campgrounds is allowed with some conditions. No permit is required. If camping outside of designated areas, please practice the "leave no trace" camping ethic.

But I would call the local forest manager for the area you're going to camp in ahead of time for any restrictions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All of the boat in sites in Voyagers are "FREE"! The only drop box is for you just to tell them who you are, and where you think you are going! It's alot of water, so you better have a good idea as to the area. All are first come . . . sheesh!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

. . . and you better know how to read a lake map!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The campsites I'm refering to are very similar to the ones inside the BWCA. The ones I'm familiar with are accessible by boat or in the winter, over the ice. It is not a campground, just a campsite with a firegrate and a latrine. Maybe check out the National Forests HSOforum to find a map of these sites.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rainy Lake/Voyageurs National Park!!! Worth the trip. Beautiful. Good sights. Great fishing. Surprisingly quiet. No mosquitoes wink...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No mosquitoes, You must be camping in the winter irvingdog.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think there might be some in southeast MN that are free!

John A Latsch is free.. right before minnieska on 61 is free last i knew

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • You'd think they'd give Stalock a look.  His overall NHL stats are OK and not that bad down in IA either....Kemps has to have a "great" night and have everything in front of him going our way to be good...he's not going to steal games for us like Dubs can IMO...give Stalock a shot in the nets!
    • 1 I'm on board, but not sure how you go about doing that. 2 laughably impossible 3 Sure, but it's not going to make a whole lot of a difference. 4 OK, I assume it would need to be replaced with something else though. 5 is open to a lot of interpretation as to what "make no sense"   None of that really puts the power back to the people though.   Do you still envision a representational government with elected leaders?    
    • The fumbling thing and also the blocking and catching the ball where all things that I thought he should have been able to improve on.  To me the failure to improve in those areas seems to indicate he might lack the right stuff upstairs.  With his physical gifts doing something like blocking shouldn't be that hard.  Its not rocket science, you just need to know your assignment and mostly just be in the right position.  Its almost like he couldn't focus on more than one thing at a time.  If he got the ball he could focus on running but not securing the ball, if he didn't get the ball it seems like he couldn't handle the concept of picking up a rusher if need be and then getting out into his route, maybe it was just too much for him to process at game speed.   Like I said he's probably the best runner most of us have ever seen but the rest of his game was so flawed. The fumbling thing and also the blocking and catching the ball where all things that I thought he should have been able to improve on.  To me the failure to improve in those areas seems to indicate he might lack the right stuff upstairs.  With his physical gifts doing something like blocking shouldn't be that hard.  Its not rocket science, you just need to know your assignment and mostly just be in the right position.  Its almost like he couldn't focus on more than one thing at a time.  If he got the ball he could focus on running but not securing the ball, if he didn't get the ball it seems like he couldn't handle the concept of picking up a rusher if need be and then getting out into his route, maybe it was just too much for him to process at game speed.   Like I said he's probably the best runner most of us have ever seen but the rest of his game was so flawed.
    • And trust me, these things will be much easier to accomplish than some progressive or conservative utopia. That is the real pipe dream.

    • Here are few steps, I'm sure you and Del will team up and say they are impossible.

      1. Remove the two parties from power.
      2. Keep money out of politics.
      3. Dump the electoral college.
      4. Dump our tax system - not worth our time.
      5. Dump old laws that make no sense.

      It might even be fun to elect a government who doesn't need to spy on everyone or bail out billionaires but you get it.
       

    • Bahhh ha ha ha ok there champ. More like you see someone else post up a clever meme and a few days later you claim it as you own, often failing to comprehend its meaning in the first place. Of course you do ok with a few of the easy ones.
    •   I prefer a unicorn utopia, but what can you do?   I take it you got nuthin on how you go about "returning the power to the people"
    • Look at it this way, every time a liberal posts something bad about Trump or the Republicans we are proven right. And every time a conservatives posts bad about Obama or the Democrats we are proven right. Is it really our fault that the entire political system is a hot mess? We are just here to point out the ever growing hypocrisy. I haven't seen anyone say they have all the answers, no one does but no amount of polishing those two turds is going to win anyone over.
  • Our Sponsors