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LITTLE ISABELLA RIVER, MN

Photo: LITTLE ISABELLA RIVER
Status: Closed through Fri May 09 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Little Isabella River Campground is a small, private campground in a grove of red and white pines in the central part of Superior National Forest, just 4.5 miles west of Isabella, Minnesota. This is a great campground for campers seeking a quiet spot in the woods and anglers interested in fishing the Little Isabella River.

Superior National Forest, located in northeastern Minnesota's arrowhead region, is comprised of three million acres. The Forest spans 150 miles along the United States-Canada border. Visitors can find recreation opportunities year-round, including travel in the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Natural Features:

The campground lies among towering red pine trees at an elevation of 1,900 ft. The area is scenic and secluded. Superior National Forest is known for its boreal forest ecosystem, numerous clean lakes, diversity of plants and animals and colorful cultural history.

Recreation:

The Little Isabella River, a small stream with occasional riffles, is a popular fishing spot for brook trout. The surrounding national forest offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking in secluded woodlands, canoeing and hunting.

Facilities:

This is a small facility with 11 campsites that are private and close to the water. Trash collection and restrooms are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous outdoor recreation opportunities lie within Superior National Forest's 77 lake access areas, 13 fishing piers, 10 swimming beaches and 22 picnic areas. The forest is also home to three scenic byways.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Some campsites are available for long-term occupancy; contact the project office for information
  • $6 additional vehicle fee
  • Click here for more information on the Superior National Forest


Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
  • 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):
47.64833, -91.42611
47°38'54"N, 91°25'34"W

Little Isabella River Campground is located 4.5 miles west of Isabella, Minnesota. From MN-61, turn on MN-1 at Illgen City. Continue for 4.5 miles west of Isabella the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LITTLE ISABELLA RIVER
PO BOX 2159
TOFTE MN 55615

Phone Number:

Project Office:(218)663-7280

Special Events:

    The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.

  • The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon takes place on the edge of the Superior National Forest. It occurs annually in late January and early February. The route covers 150 miles for the mid-distance race, and 390 miles for the marathon. A special use permit is required to run the course. from Jan 27 2013 to Feb 15 2013