Camp along the banks of McFarland Lake in northeast Minnesota here at McFarland Lake Campground! In fact, head any further north or east, and you’ll be in Canada (eh?). This small, primitive campground is perfect for anglers, hikers, and swimmers looking for a quiet, remote camping experience. Launch your canoe in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, or head out on a day hike along the Border Route Hiking Trail and you'll be in your happy place before you know it.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports


Natural features you'll find at McFarland Lake Campground.

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Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan C.
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June 26th, 2020

Word of warning:

1) NO WATER. There is no potable water source at the campsite. You must pack in your own water or be prepared to treat the lake water.

2) Bring TP. While it is 'maintained' by the Judge Magney SP crew when I was there this past week it was out of TP for three of the five days. (and might still be - it was the last three days I was there).

3) The big site that is the first left and left when you come in is close to roadway. It can get noisy.

So there are 7 campsites here.
As you come in #1 is on the right, 2 is the big site on the left, 3 is just past it on the left (behind the vault toilet), 4 and 5 are to the right of the vault toilet (and connected to each other) and 6 and 7 are down near the dock and also conn'd.

View of Campsite #2There's a big rock in the lake that painted turtles love to sunbathe onThe view looking towards the boat launch and dockCampsite 2
Hipcamper Michael L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 20th, 2018
Grand Portage State Forest
United States
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48.054° N, 90.056° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 5 Sites
(Up to people per site)
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