KNUTSON DAM, MN

Knutson Dam Campground is located on the northeastern shores of Cass Lake and the Mississippi River. Constructed by the Corps of Engineers, Knutson Dam was transferred to the Forest Service in 1926. Visitors enjoy the area for its excellent canoeing, boating and fishing opportunities.The...
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  • Fee includes one camping unit (camper, RV, pop-up, family tent) per site; additional units will be charged an additional fee
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available after the reservation season
  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
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KNUTSON DAM STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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KNUTSON DAM TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Knutson Dam Campground is located on the northeastern shores of Cass Lake and the Mississippi River. Constructed by the Corps of Engineers, Knutson Dam was transferred to the Forest Service in 1926. Visitors enjoy the area for its excellent canoeing, boating and fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground consists of a single loop among beautifully manicured lawns, shaded by a forest of oak, spruce and pine. Every site affords scenic lake views.

Recreation:

Cass Lake offers many recreational activities, including boating, water skiing and swimming. Anglers fish for walleye, Northern pike, perch and trophy muskie. A fishing pier and boat ramps on the lake and river are located within the campground.

Canoeists love Knutson Dam's location for its easy canoe access to the Mississippi River. Several canoe routes traverse the area waterways, including the Mississippi.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family campsites, some of which are walk-to tent sites. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection. Firewood is available for purchase from the host.

Booking Window
Tue Jul 29 2014 - Sun Jan 25 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed May 07 2014 Wed Sep 03 2014
Peak Wed May 06 2015 Wed Sep 09 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 07 2014 -
Sep 03 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
Peak Season
May 06 2015 -
Sep 09 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.45111, -94.48333
47°27'4"N, 94°29'0"W

The campground is located 6 miles east of Cass Lake on U.S. Highway 2, and 5 miles north on County Road 10.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

KNUTSON DAM
417 Forestry Drive
Blackduck  MN  56630

Phone Number:

Information:  (218)835-4291
Additional Information