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NORWAY BEACH LOOP, MN

Photo: NORWAY BEACH LOOP
Status: Closed through Mon Jun 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Norway Beach Loop is part of the Norway Beach Recreation Area on the southern shores of beautiful Cass Lake in north central Minnesota. Visitors enjoy the area for its excellent boating and fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated 500 ft. from the banks of Cass Lake, in a forest of red and white pines.

Cass Lake is the largest of eight lakes that make up the Cass Lake Chain of Lakes. The lake covers nearly 16,000 acres and has 27 miles of forested shoreline and sandy beaches.

Recreation:

Cass Lake offers many recreational activities, including boating, canoeing, water skiing and swimming. Anglers fish for walleye, Northern pike, perch and trophy muskie, with a boat ramp nearby.

Star Island, in the middle of Cass Lake, is a unique feature of the Chippewa National Forest. Six miles of trails wind around the island, which is home to 199-acre Lake Windigo.

Hiking and biking trails are available in the area, including the Migizi Bike Trail and the Norway Beach Trail.

The Norway Beach Visitor Center is nearby. This building, with its magnificent fireplace, is a monument to the talents and craftsmanship of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees. Programs and displays depict Dakota and Ojibway heritage and the area's flora and fauna.

Special annual events are held at the center, including a Kids Fishing Day in June, Bald Eagle Day in July and Smokey Bear's Birthday Party in August. Interpretive programs are offered Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Facilities:

Norway Beach Loop offers numerous campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Flush and vault toilets, showers and drinking water are provided. A dump station is nearby. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Cass Lake, Minnesota is 4 miles west of the campground, offering restaurants, a bank, grocery and hardware stores, a movie theater and museum.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Recycling
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rentals
  • General Store
Know Before You Go
  • Fee includes one camping unit (camper, RV, pop-up, family tent) per site; additional units will be charged an additional fee
  • Click here for more information on the Chippewa National Forest
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.37861, -94.52139
47°22'43"N, 94°31'17"W

From Cass Lake, Minnesota, take U.S. Highway 2 east for 4 miles to the Norway Beach Recreation Area. Turn left and follow the campground road until the signs indicate the Norway Loop.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

NORWAY BEACH LOOP

Cass Lake MN 56633

Phone Number:

Information: 21-835-4291