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Campground Grand Marais, Minnesota

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The cobblestone beach by the
Grand Marais Municipal Campground and RV Park

The Municipal Campground & RV Park is located adjacent to downtown Grand Marais just West of the North House Folk School. The Municipal Campground located at the base of Sweetheart's Bluff and bounded by lakeshore on two sides and woods on the remainder. It is remote enough from traffic and noise, yet within easy walking distance to downtown Grand Marais.

The park offers 300 campsites, some sites are reserved for tent campers, but the majority have 20-30 amp electrical hookups and some offer 50 amp service plus water and sewer. But most of these full-service RV sites are occupied by seasonal renters. Other campground amenities include an RV Dump Station, 4 modern bathhouses with hot water showers and flush toilets, a playground area, a boat ramp, and free wi-fi is available 24/7 in and around the Park Office.

The Sweatheart's Bluff Hiking and Nature Trail is located at the Western edge of the campground.

typical campsites at Grand Marais Muni Campground
RV Sites are grass covered with some shade

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Pros and Cons of the Grand Marais Municipal Campground


  • Most Sites are Shaded
  • Walking Distance to downtown Grand Marais
  • On the Lake - cobble stone beach
  • Hiking Trail Sweetheart's Bluff
  • All RV sites have electric & water
  • Sites mostly level
  • Modern Washrooms and Bath Houses


  • Price - the most expensive municipal CG around Lake Superior
  • Wi-Fi connection poor and only available in the office
  • Park Roads are not paved
  • Sites are not spacious
  • Many available sites are occupied by seasonal residents
  • Bathhouse capacity inadequate for # of sites

grand marais campground office

Campground Office offers Ice and Free Wi-Fi

Eighteen RV sites are non-reservable and available first come, first served. About 150 sites are available for nightly and weekly reservations.

Grand Marais Campground Website

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