Description

Do you want a remote campsite, but without all of the hassle that’s sometimes involved with getting to the more remote places in Minnesota? Enter Windy Lake! This place is smack dab in the middle of nowhere, but it’s super easy to reach. Keep in mind that there’s only one site available, so having a backup plan isn’t a bad idea. Might we suggest giving backcountry camping a go? The lake’s shore also has three additional backcountry campsites that can be reached via boat. For more info about those sites, check out this resource.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Windy Lake Rustic Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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The vibe at Windy Lake Rustic Campground

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael S.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2018

I actually camped on Knife Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It was one of the best experiences in my life since we performed geological mapping by canoe. We dove for, cooked, and ate fresh water clams, witnessed bald eagles and seagulls fighting over food, portaged into some of the least-visited lakes in the area and came out of it with a published geological map!

Hipcamper Samuel H.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Patrick O.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2017
Park
Superior National Forest
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
Phone Number
218-626-4300
Directions
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Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
47.744° N, 91.087° W
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 1 Site
(Up to 9 people per site)

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