LEECH LAKE REC AREA, MN

Leech Lake Recreation Area is located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest in Federal Dam, Minnesota. The area is best known for its fishing and boat access to Portage Bay on Leech Lake, a famous perch, walleye and musky fishery.Leech Lake has 316 miles of shoreline and...
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  • Registration hours are from 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Firewood Alert! Only firewood certified or approved by a state or federal natural resource agency is permitted. Any unauthorized firewood in the campground may be removed and destroyed by Corps of Engineers staff. Certified firewood is available for purchase near this facility. Call 218-654-3145 for more information.
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Overview

Overview

Leech Lake Recreation Area is located in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest in Federal Dam, Minnesota.

The area is best known for its fishing and boat access to Portage Bay on Leech Lake, a famous perch, walleye and musky fishery.

Natural Features:

Leech Lake has 316 miles of shoreline and encompasses 14 natural lakes. A mixed forest of elm, ash, maple, basswood, birch, aspen and pine covers the area.

Wildlife is abundant around the lake, where campers commonly hear the tell-tale call of loons out on the water.

Recreation:

Boating, canoeing and fishing are very popular activities. Anglers will find walleye, perch, bass, northern pike and musky, where every cast has the potential to yield a trophy.

Miles of scenic hiking trails meander around Leech Lake, including the Soo Line, Heartland and North Country National Scenic Trails.

Facilities:

This campground offers 73 wooded sites with electric hookups, including five sites with full hookups. Additional, there are four primitive walk-to tent sites. A group day-use picnic shelter with electric is available, as well as two mini picnic shelters.

Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, laundry facilities, a dump station and overnight boat mooring.

Campers enjoy the park's basketball, volleyball, badminton and shuffleboard courts, as well as the horseshoe pits. Younger campers love the playground areas. Also available at the water's edge are boat ramps and a marina.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Sun Aug 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Mon Aug 25 2014 - Mon Feb 23 2015

Reservations must be made 2 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 Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Walk In Wed Oct 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Sites
  • Badminton
  • Basketball Courts
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Firewood
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling
  • Showers
  • Shuffle Board
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water
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 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
WALK TO $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $24.00-$40.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $35.00
Walk In Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
WALK TO $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $24.00-$40.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $35.00

*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):
47.24472, -94.23083
47°14'41"N, 94°13'51"W

From Grand Rapids, Minnesota, take Highway 2 west for 33 miles to Bena. Turn south onto County Road 8 and proceed 8 miles to Federal Dam.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LEECH LAKE REC AREA
01217 FEDERAL DAM DR. NE
FEDERAL DAM  MN  56641

Phone Number:

Information:  (218)654-3145