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Free first come first serve camping sites

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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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