Silver Bay Campground-Black Beach

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Black Beach Campground at Silver Bay, Minnesota

The city of Silver Bay has recently opened a RV and Tent Campground adjacent to Black Beach Park. There’s a total of 49 campsites suitable for RVs. Some RV sites are 20/30 amp electric-only sites; while others are 20/30/50 amp electric sites with water and sewer hookups. Park amenities include Free Wi-Fi, a modern shower/bathhouse, a potable water station for those sites without water hookups, fire rings with grills, and easy access to nearby Black Beach Park on Lake Superior. There is no RV Dump site is within the campground, however there is a city of Silver Bay dumpsite nearby on Shop Hill Rd.

The campsite pads are graveled and level with grassy areas separating the campsites. Some of the sites have pull-through capability for large RV rigs. Several trees have been planted among the campsites; however it will be several years before any of them are large enough to provide shade. The campsite rates are slightly less than the other two municipal campgrounds (Burlington Bay and Grand Marais) along the North Shore.

The main ancillary attraction is nearby Black Beach Park for swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, and rock/agate picking. Within the town of Silver Bay is a spur trail and trailhead parking for hiking the Superior Hiking Trail. Downtown Silver Bay is a short distance away for groceries, fuel, camping needs and other requirements.


Black Beach Bath House and Office

Black Beach Campground Bath House and Playground Area


Satellite View Black Beach Park and Campground

Google Map Beach, Park and Campground


Other Silver Bay Area Visitor Attractions

  • Silver Bay Golf Course – A scenic 9 hole course maintained by the City of Silver Bay. Rolling terrain with a variety of holes and challenges for all level of golfers. Well stocked club house that offers a nice array of golfing accessories/supplies and a sandwich grill and bar. See our Silver Bay Golf Course Review & Pictures.
  • Palisades Overlook – A parking area and lookouts high on a bluff jutting out into Lake Superior. The Palisades scenic overlook provides one of the top panoramic views of the big lake and surrounding terrain.
  • Tettegouche State Park and Visitor Center – Hiking trails with terrific views of Lake Superior and Waterfalls, a NorthShore history/nature center with exhibits, and a rock picking beach.
  • Historic Split Rock Lighthouse – Historic Lighthouse Tours and hiking/nature trails.
  • Beaver Bay – Rock Picking and Agate Hunting on one of the top rock and agate hunting beaches along the North Shore.

Black Beach Park

There are actually three beach areas within the park. The actual “black” beach that lends its name to the park and campground is at the south end of the park. In our view has the nicest picknic, sunbathing and swimming beach. There are a few sturdy picnic tables on the beach and some fire rings. But the taconite-tailing stained rocks offer only modest interest for rock pickers and agate hunters. The two beaches on the North end, closer to the campground, also offer swimming, sunbathing, and picnic fun as well but also more variety of rocks of interest to Rock Hounds and Agate Hunters.

Black Beach Silver Bay, MN
The island off the Black Beach is popular for rock climbing.
black beach Silver Bay, mn
sunbathing, swimming, picnicking, and rock picking
Black Beach Park beach

The Black Beach Park beach offers more variety and interest for Rock Picking and Agate Hunting

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