The Grand Rapids area offers a variety of campgrounds choices available throughout our area of over 1,000 pristine lakes. The Itasca County area is home to several public campgrounds as well as a wide variety of privately owned businesses offering camping facilities. Camping options range from rustic dispersed recreation sites, to RV pads with full hook-ups. Whether your dream vacation means roughing it under stars and a canopy of pines, or bringing your RV with all of the comforts of home, the Grand Rapids area offers a camping location sure to suit you.
Relax and enjoy beautiful northern Minnesota at the only 4-season resort and campground on Big Jessie Lake. Offering 7 large cabins (ranging from studio to 5 bedrooms) and an RV Park, Jessie View Resort is located 32 miles northwest of Grand Rapids in the Chippewa National Forest.
Cabins include two new 3 and 5 bedroom lakeside cabins that sleep 8-14 people each and offer extra amenities like fireplaces, 3-season porches, 2 full baths, dishwasher, TV with satellite service, A/C and much more. All cabins offer the choice of single beds or king beds to accommodate the changing needs of vacationers each season. The resort is the perfect location for family reunions, family vacations, groups or singles sportspersons or a combination of all the above.
Known for its walleye, Jessie Lake also has abundant populations of northern pike, crappies, sunfish, perch and small and large mouth bass. This medium-size lake is over 65% undeveloped providing excellent fishing and wildlife viewing. The resort amenities include a sandy beach, dock slips, boat landing, pontoon and boat rentals, paddleboats, campground showers, laundry and gift shop. Cabins are winterized and open 4 seasons. Access to groomed snowmobile trails. Campground and recreation building is open May 1 -October 15 each summer season.
A classic year round, northern Minnesota resort on the shores of Bowstring Lake. 13 vacation cabins with full kitchens and ample dock space at the 160-foot fishing dock. Resort amenities include heated outdoor pool and sun deck, lodging with games, book, and snacks, on-site laundry facilities, large children’s playground and kayaks.
Bowstring Lake has long been a favorite year round fishing destination for anglers in search of walleye, crappie, perch and northern pike. Boat rentals, bait and gas are available on-site. Bowstring Shores is located northwest of Grand Rapids in the Chippewa National Forest and is close to snowmobiling and cross-country ski trails for winter enjoyment.
Itasca County Fairgrounds
1336 Third Ave NE, Grand Rapids 218-326-6470
Pokegama Dam & Recreation Area
34385 West Hwy 2, Grand Rapids 218-326-6128
Prairie Lake Campground & RV Park
30730 Wabana Road, Grand Rapids 218-326-8486
Scenic State Park
56956 Scenic Highway 7, Bigfork 218-743-3362
Schoolcraft State Park
9042 Schoolcraft Lane NE, Deer River 866-857-2757
Warba American Legion Campground
17938 Legion Rd, Warba 218-326-6420
White Oak Society
33155 State Hwy 6, Deer River 218-246-9393